Common Sandpiper

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This species has been recorded at locations shown on this map.

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Red dots on the maps indicate individual records with an accuracy of 1 km or better. Black squares are centred in those 10 km squares of the national grid in which there is at least one record at 10 km accuracy.

Date Gridref Site Quantity Recorder Comment
1975 NR5471 Corran beach, Jura 0 Youngson, P
1977 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 3 Booth, C.G.
2002 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB
2002 NR2773 Eilean Nostaig 1 RSPB
2003 NR277726 Ardnave: Compt KN01-KN33 AN01-AN42 1 RSPB Gruinart staff Pair
2005 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 Fotheringham, C.
08/07/1949 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 R.V Chicks seen.
17/08/1957 NR3056 River Laggan (unspecified) 1 Walker, A.F.G
03/05/1972 NR1864 Coull 2 Booth, C.G.
13/06/1972 NR2769 Leckgruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 0 Rogers, J & Wingrove W side of loch.
26/04/1973 NR3150 Machrie River 2 Booth, C.G.
14/05/1973 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Pearce, J & K
09/06/1973 NR3056 River Laggan (unspecified) 0 John, A Also seen along most loch sides.
28/09/1973 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G.
24/04/1974 NR3445 Cairnmore 1 Booth, C.G.
30/06/1974 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Payne, K
30/06/1974 NR1653 Claddach 7 Payne, K On walk between Port Wemyss and Claddach.
30/06/1974 NR2166 Saligo River 1 Payne, K Between Saligo Bay and Loch Gorm.
01/07/1974 NR3247 Loch Muchairt 1 Payne, K
02/07/1974 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 1 Payne, K
03/07/1974 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Payne, K
03/07/1974 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 Payne, K
04/07/1974 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Payne, K
24/08/1974 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Barden, P
24/08/1974 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Barden, P
25/04/1975 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Booth, C.G. 1st for year
06/06/1975 NR5376 Loch na Fudarlaich, Jura 4 Davies, G
07/06/1975 NR5267 Craighouse, Jura 4 Davies, G Adult + 3 young on beach.
19/04/1976 NR2159 Loch Conailbhe 0 Ashby, C
20/04/1976 NR2873 Ardnave 0 Remet, M
04/06/1976 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Glover, B.R Individuals seen in various places.
07/08/1976 NR3044 Glenastle 1 Booth, C.G.
18/04/1977 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 1 Campbell, B & R Rose from burn-side.
21/05/1977 NR1652 Port Mias-sgeire 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR3445 Kilnaughton 0 Elliott, R.E. To lighthouse.
21/05/1977 NR2269 Loch Corr 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR4653 Claggain Bay 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
21/05/1977 NR2063 Machir Bay 0 Harrison, J.M & V.A
26/05/1977 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Elliott, R.E. S end.
26/05/1977 NR4557 Proaig 0 Elliott, R.E. Shingle and rocks.
30/05/1977 NR3356 River Laggan, High Road to Low Road 0 Elliott, R.E. Many SSW of bridge.
31/05/1977 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 Elliott, R.E.
02/06/1977 NR3062 Blackrock 0 Elliott, R.E. On shore.
02/06/1977 NR3062 Blackrock 1 Elliott, R.E.
19/06/1977 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 19 Langsbury, G 19 counted on island.
20/08/1977 NR4654 Ardtalla 1 Youngman, R.E
20/08/1977 NR2873 Ardnave 1 Youngman, R.E
20/08/1977 NR3362 Bridgend 1 Youngman, R.E
20/08/1977 NR3059 Bowmore, Loch Indaal 3 Youngman, R.E
20/08/1977 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 1 Youngman, R.E
20/08/1977 NR2959 Raineach Mhor 1 Youngman, R.E
31/08/1977 NR2755 Laggan Point 1 Youngman, R.E Port Mor.
31/08/1977 NR2866 Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 Youngman, R.E
14/05/1978 NR2974 Ardnave Point 0 Elliott, R.E. E side of point, occasional.
14/05/1978 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 2 Elliott, R.E.
19/05/1978 NR4271 Ardnahoe Loch 2 Elliott, R.E.
22/05/1978 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 0 Elliott, R.E. Just N of loch.
23/05/1978 NR1653 Claddach Loch 1 Elliott, R.E.
26/05/1978 NR3059 Bowmore 1 Booth, C.G.
05/08/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
17/08/1978 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 3 Booth, C.G.
14/04/1979 NR2558 Port Charlotte 3 Langsbury, G
12/05/1979 NR202529 E Ellister collection 2 Booth, C.G.
07/06/1979 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 10 University of Cambridge, Extra-Mural Studies. Widespread elsewhere on shore and inland water.
31/05/1980 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 2 Carr, G
19/07/1980 NR3062 Blackrock 2 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR2661 Bruichladdich 1 Campbell, B Feeding.
19/07/1980 NR1651 Orsay 1 Campbell, B
19/07/1980 NR1652 Portnahaven 0 Campbell, B On rocks.
27/04/1981 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 2 Booth, C.G.
29/07/1981 NR2661 Bruichladdich, Eilean an Ron 1 Booth, C.G.
16/04/1982 NR2661 Bruichladdich 2 Carlisle RSPB Visit
30/04/1983 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 0 Copley, B & N 12 pairs noted around.
01/05/1983 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 24 Copley, B & N 12 pairs noted around island.
29/05/1983 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 0 Elliott, R.E.
29/05/1983 NR4362 An Cladach, Sound of Islay 2 Elliott, R.E.
24/05/1984 NR2661 Bruichladdich 0 Booth, C.G. Nest 4 very dark eggs
22/05/1985 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 0 Elliott, R.E.
14/07/1985 NR3556 Avenvogie Farm 0 Elliott, R.E. River by farm.
25/04/1986 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 1 Elliott, R.E.
27/04/1986 NR4065 Loch Lossit 2 Elliott, R.E. On shore.
27/04/1986 NR4265 Rubha Bhoraraic 2 Elliott, R.E. On shore.
03/05/1986 NR3757 Kilennan River 6 Elliott, R.E. 3 pairs in first km up from bridge. Each pair on a reach with stones. Displays and much chasing.
04/05/1986 NR1651 Orsay 1 Dawson, J & Still, L NW and N point.
16/05/1986 NR4265 Rubha Bhoraraic 6 Elliott, R.E. Shore of Sound, S of Lossit woods.
24/05/1986 NR44 Islay (south-east): Lagavulin to Kildalton 0 Elliott, R.E. Along coast between Dower House and Ardmore. Inner bays.
11/06/1986 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Elliott, R.E. Shore of Sound, Bunnahabhain/ Caol Ila.
05/07/1986 NR2163 Kilchoman 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Kilchoman and Loch Gorm area.
05/07/1986 NR3060 Bruichladdich to Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
06/07/1986 NR3060 Bruichladdich to Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
06/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Between Bruichladdich and Bowmore.
07/07/1986 NR6487 Barnhill, Jura 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
08/07/1986 NR2661 Bruichladdich 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
09/07/1986 NR2365 Loch Gorm 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
09/07/1986 NR3060 Bruichladdich to Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
11/07/1986 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Between Bowmore and Port Ellen.
11/07/1986 NR3362 Bridgend, Loch Indaal 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J Between Bruichladdich & Bowmore.
15/07/1986 NR2066 Saligo 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J On walk N to Traigh Bhan.
16/07/1986 NR4347 Kildalton 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
17/07/1986 NR3062 Blackrock 0 Entwisle- Baker, S & J
19/07/1986 NR3263 Bridgend Flats, Loch Indaal 0 Youngs, T Between Bowmore and Port Charlotte.
20/07/1986 NR2259 Gearach 2 Youngs, T
21/07/1986 NR2558 Port Charlotte 1 Youngs, T Kilchiaran road.
22/07/1986 NR1553 Rubha na Faing 4 Youngs, T
28/07/1986 NR2762 Gortan, Loch Indaal 6 Youngs, T
29/07/1986 NR4557 Proaig 0 Elliott, R.E. In pairs.
03/04/1987 NR2169 Traigh Bhan 1 Gifford, T
03/06/1987 NR4267 Loch Allan 1 Elliott, R.E.
01/07/1987 NR3053 Big Strand 0 Rutherford
04/05/1992 NR2569 Feur Lochain 4 Colling, A.
27/05/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J.
29/05/1992 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 2 Whitworth, J.
02/06/1992 NR4271 Ardnahoe Loch 0 Colling, A. present
05/06/1992 NR2154 Octofad 0 Whitworth, J. On shore
14/04/1993 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Unknown visitor
02/05/1993 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 2 Johnson, C.
05/05/1993 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Johnson, C. Pr at edge
27/05/1993 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 0 Clarkson, E., & Mann, K.
03/06/1993 NR3262 Bridgend Merse, Loch Indaal 0 Whitworth, J. Mouth of Sorn
21/04/1994 NR2963 Uiskentuie, Loch Indaal 1 Jackson, G.
23/04/1994 NR1553 Frenchman's Rocks 1 ap Rheinallt, T. >N; 1st of yr
01/05/1994 NR2873 Traigh Nostaig 2 Johnson, C.
02/05/1994 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 Johnson, C.
02/05/1994 NR4066 Loch nan Cadhan 1 Johnson, C.
26/05/1994 NR3966 Ballygrant 0 Clarkson, E.
10/08/1994 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Last local
29/04/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st local
12/07/1995 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
19/08/1995 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 3 Elliot, D.
22/08/1995 NR1651 Port Wemyss 2 ap Rheinallt, T. Last local
03/05/1996 NR3162 Carnain, Loch Indaal 6 Gordon, J.
26/08/1996 NR1651 Port Wemyss 1 ap Rheinallt, T. Last local
18/04/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 3 Pilling, E., & Wilson, A. Flew in from sea
21/04/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Hutcheson, M.
24/04/1997 NR1653 Claddach Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First of year
19/05/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
01/06/1997 NR3457 Laggan Bridge 10 Smith, C. 5 prs along river
05/06/1997 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Smith, C.
08/06/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 0 Bradbury, P.N. Singles
08/06/1997 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 2 Tyson, K. Nest with 4 eggs + pair with 2 recently hatched young.
08/06/1997 NR4653 Claggain Bay 3 Tyson, K. Ad + 2 juvs
19/06/1997 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 4 Ogilvie, M.A., & ap Rheinallt, T.
27/07/1997 NR3545 Imeraval 1 Gulliver, R.
17/05/1998 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
09/06/1998 NR4073 Margadale River 2 Johnson, C.
04/06/1999 NR3445 Kilnaughton 0 Gulliver, R. & M. Nest with 4 eggs on grassy cliff
27/08/1999 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 Robinson, P.
01/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
09/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Rout, F.
19/04/2000 NR4653 Claggain Bay 6 Mair, S.
20/04/2000 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 2 RSPB staff
20/04/2000 NR4346 Loch an t-Sailein 4 Mair, S.
22/04/2000 NR2355 Craigfad 1 Whitehouse, A.
23/04/2000 NR2053 Easter Ellister 1 Whitehouse, A.
25/04/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB staff
25/04/2000 NR4557 Proaig 1 Featherstone, M.
01/05/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 2 RSPB Monthly maxima
01/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
05/05/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 2 RSPB
09/05/2000 NR2872 Ardnave Loch 1 ap Rheinallt, T. First (late)
13/05/2000 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Whitehouse, A., & ap Rheinallt, T.
27/05/2000 NR2958 Ardlarach 1 Whitehouse, A.
01/06/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB Monthly maxima
07/06/2000 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 1 Whitehouse, A.
16/06/2000 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB
17/06/2000 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
17/06/2000 NR2263 Rockside 1 RSPB staff
18/06/2000 NR3968 Finlaggan 1 RSPB staff
24/04/2001 NR2168 North-west Rhinns 1 RSPB
28/04/2001 NR2863 Traigh an Luig, Loch Indaal 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
02/05/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 RSPB
20/05/2001 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
01/06/2001 NR2873 Ardnave (unspecified) 2 RSPB
24/06/2001 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 4 Ogilvie, M.A.
27/06/2001 NR4156 Loch a'Mhuilinn-ghaoitha 2 Roberts, P.
22/07/2001 NR2961 Loch Indaal (unspecified) 2 Ogilvie, M.A.
28/04/2002 NR4066 Loch Ballygrant 1 ap Rheinallt, T. 1st
02/05/2002 NR56 Rubh' a' Chrois-aoinidh, Jura 1 McKay, C.R.
02/05/2002 NR4879 Lang Aoineadh, Jura 1 McKay, C.R. Calling bird/s
09/05/2002 NR2866 Gruinart Flats, RSPB Loch Gruinart 2 RSPB
26/05/2002 NR1653 Claddach 2 Cairns, Francis & Marter
29/05/2002 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 3 Cairns, Francis & Marter
31/05/2002 NR2974 Ardnave Point 2 Cairns, Francis & Marter
20/07/2002 NR2370 Sanaigmore 1 Spray, C., & Chisholm, H.
02/08/2002 NR4653 Claggain Bay 1 Spray, C., & Chisholm, H.
10/09/2002 NR3260 Gartnatra, Loch Indaal 2 ap Rheinallt, T.
17/11/2002 NR2969 Bun-an-uillt 6 Clark, I & L With dunlin.
24/04/2003 NR300447 The Oa: Compt 61 1 Gus Keys
28/04/2003 NR300422 The Oa: Compt 33 1 Gus Keys
04/06/2003 NR281415 The Oa: Compt 3 2 Gus Keys pr. sat on gate, bottom of Bayfield
09/06/2003 NR300447 The Oa: Compt 61 1 Gus Keys
12/06/2003 NR300422 The Oa: Compt 33 1 Gus Keys
12/06/2003 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 2 Colling, A Pair.
28/06/2003 NR282737 Ardnave: Compt AN31 1 RSPB Gruinart staff
22/04/2004 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
27/04/2004 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
29/04/2004 NR2945 Lower Glenastle Loch, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
05/05/2004 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
06/05/2004 NR3040 Alt an Daimh, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
06/05/2004 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
11/05/2004 NR2840 Dun Athad, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
11/05/2004 NR3044 Glenastle Loch, RSPB The Oa 2 RSPB staff
11/05/2004 NR2945 Lower Glenastle Loch, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
21/05/2004 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
22/05/2004 NR4065 Loch Lossit 1 T ap Rheinalt
30/05/2004 NR4557 Proaig 2 MaryAnn Featherstone Pair
09/06/2004 NR4557 Proaig 2 MaryAnn Featherstone Pair
22/07/2004 NR2967 Loch Gruinart SE 1 T ap Rheinalt
25/07/2004 NR2365 Loch Gorm 1 T ap Rheinalt
25/07/2004 NR1653 Claddach Loch 3 T ap Rheinalt
30/07/2004 NR2840 Dun Athad, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
31/07/2004 NR3374 Gortantaoid Point 5 T ap Rheinalt
06/08/2004 NR3042 Loch Kinnabus, RSPB The Oa 1 RSPB staff
07/08/2004 NR2672 Muirnemeall 1 T ap Rheinalt
13/08/2004 NR2059 Kilchiaran Bay 2 T ap Rheinalt
14/08/2004 NR2371 Sanaigmore Bay 1 T ap Rheinalt
18/04/2005 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
18/04/2005 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 1 Greenwood, A
01/07/2005 NR277726 Ardnave 1 How
26/07/2005 NR2866 Loch Gruinart, RSPB Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
23/04/2006 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 2 Gill, P
07/05/2006 NR1652 Port-a-Reidhleinn 2 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
12/05/2006 NR2970 Loch Gruinart 2 How, J.
23/09/2006 NR4654 Ardtalla 4 Hemming, J & Eithin, B
24/04/2007 NR2060 Kilchiaran Farm 4 Gill, P
11/06/2007 NR2558 Port Charlotte, Loch Indaal 3 Walsh, J
17/04/2008 NR3140 Stremnishmore, RSPB The Oa 1 Gus Keys
19/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Gruinart Staff
20/05/2008 NR2767 Loch Gruinart 1 Visitor
09/05/2010 NR165529 Port a Reidhleinn 1 Greenwood, A & Ashall, J
26/06/2010 NR3060 Islay (unspecified location) 1 Cheesley, P & H
05/06/2011 NR3059 Bowmore power station 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
05/06/2011 NR3059 Bowmore harbour 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
07/06/2011 NR3360 Gartmain 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
08/06/2011 NR3867 Loch Finlaggan 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
08/06/2011 NR4173 Bunnahabhain 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
11/06/2011 NR3059 Bowmore harbour 0 Mark & Sally Johnson
12/06/2011 NR2370 Sanaigmore 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
13/06/2011 NR3147 Kintra 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
14/06/2011 NR6386 Lussa Bay, Jura 2 Mark & Sally Johnson
15/06/2011 NR3463 Loch Skerrols 1 Mark & Sally Johnson
16/06/2011 NR4653 Claggain Bay 6 Mark & Sally Johnson
09/07/2011 NR3360 Gartmain 0.666666666666667 Peter Roberts Pair, 2-3 unfledged chicks