logo

Sanderling - Calidris alba

Pictures - John Foss

Sanderlings are delightful company on a beach walk as they scurry along ahead keeping a very precise distance away. They feed by running in and out of the surf catching the small creatures revealed as a large wave retreats. The specimens on this page were photographed at Cabanas De Tavira, but they can be found all along the Algarve coastline.

Sanderling

 

Sanderling

Back to birds...


We hope that you have found this information helpful. If so we are sure you would also enjoy our books about Algarve wildlife and wildflowers. Buy them online here...

Wild Orchids of the AlgarveAlgarve Wildlife, the natural year, Second EditionWildflowers in the Algarve