Little Whimbrel

This is a strongly migratory species, wintering in Australasia. It is a very rare vagrant to western Europe.

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Original source: Wayne Cheng
Author: Wayne Cheng

The Little Whimbrel is classified as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category.

Little Whimbrel: at least three, if not four birds were seen. These birds were extremely confiding. Asiatic Dowitcher: again, a total of three birds were seen at two different sites. Nordmans Greenshank: a number of different birds were seen during the trip. To find them, they can require perseverance but are relatively easily separated from Greenshank. Spoon-billed Sandpiper: three days were spent wader watching and we were disappointed that the group did not get any views. More

Little Whimbrel, Chinese Pond Heron and Japanese Night Heron still (the latter seen briefly in flight by one lucky observer), single Grey and 2 Brown-headed Thrush, Chinese Blackbird (1) and Hume's Leaf Warbler (1). Grey Nightjar. Photo © NM Despite this excellent range of species, the most incredible birding of the day came during the latter part of the ferry crossing. More

Swan, Little Whimbrel and others have been recorded. Lowest point in Mongolia Khukh Nuur (blue lake) is a deep body of salty water covering an area of 95 square kilometers. Ir abounds in many rare animals, birds and plants. In the vicinity of this laki is the lowest point in Mongolia: 552 meters above sea level. Off Road Expedition Co.,Ltd Ulaanbaatar. More

a dozen other shorebird species), two Little Whimbrel at the Pass, and probably another in the quarry, and the personal first Black-naped Oriole and Grey Nightjar of the spring. More

Order : Charadriiformes
Family : Scolopacidae
Genus : Numenius
Species : minutus
Authority : Gould, 1841