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Usually seen during migation times bit also over winter in very small numbers in Dorset



Photograph by: 
Ian Ballam

The records for this species have been organised into reports, charts, maps and photos. Click a pic below to see the detail:

Sites List Distribution Map Some Charts Some Photographs Original Tweets Relatives Guidance Notes
Common Name Knot
Scientific Name Calidris canutus
Status Scarce
Interest Level
Species Family Sandpipers
  • 01 - January
  • 02 - February
  • 03 - March
  • 09 - September
  • 10 - October
  • 11 - November
  • 12 - December
Preferred Environment
  • Mudflats
Look for A large dunlin!
Additional 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!