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Bird of the week - Dunlin

Dunlin -Calidris alpina-

The Dunlin is often the most numerous wader species along the Lista beaches and along the Norwegian coast under migration. They can be seen both on the sandy beaches and in other wetland biotopes. Adult birds start the autumn migration already in July, while the young ones start moving from August on.

The adult Dunlins in summer are characteristic for having a black area on the abdomen. However, during winter both adults and young are pale underneath.

Data from Lista Fuglestasjon since 1990:




Figure 1. Timing of migration at Lista Bird Observatory
This graph shows the timing of migration throughout the year, taken from the observations of our daily counts. The number is the total number of years for all years. Note: our counts in spring are from March 15 to June 10 and in autumn from July 15 to November 15.





Figure 2. Observations per year at Lista Bird Observatory
This graph shows the number of observations distributed by years. The yellow line is the average for all years. Note that the observations for 2018 will be completed in November.




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Seasonal deviation
Common Redpoll4-100%
Red Knot2-98%
Coal Tit6-95%
Whooper Swan1-95%
Black-tailed Godwit1-88%
European Shag6191+436%
White-tailed Eagle33+381%
Carrion Crow98+260%
Common Buzzard33+213%
Common Quail21+206%
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