Pectoral Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Scientific Name 
Clalidris melanotos
Arabic Name 
الطيطوى داكنة الصدر
Kuwaiti name 
42.0 cm
21.0 cm
Least Concern

In Kuwait


Extremely rare vagrant. This bird breeds in Northern Siberia and Arctic North America while most populations overwinter in South America.
Where in Kuwait 
Only one record for Kuwait recorded in early October 2011 in an agricultural farmland and is a true vagrant of a bird accidentally straying far off familiar ground. However, on migration and in winter, the Pectoral Sandpiper is typically found in freshwater habitats.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range with stable population. It is a very long-distance migrant, and about half of the species breeds in the boggy tundra of northeast Asia, the rest nesting in a range from Alaska to central Canada.[4] The American and most of the Asian birds winter in South America, but some Asian breeders winter in southern and Australia and New Zealand.
Local threats 
Pesticides in agricultural areas