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Species Details

Common Name Knot
Scientific Name Calidris canutus
Species Group Birds Sandpipers
Status Restricted
Interest Level
  • 05 - May
  • 08 - August
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
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A large dunlin!

Identification Notes
  • Seen in small numbers in Dorset during migration times but can be seen in any month out of the breeding season
  • A real challenge to the inexperienced bird watcher as they do not havy stand out features
  • The are closely related to dunlin and often associate with them and look like a bigger version! 
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