THE Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos) was chosen as the subject of a census in the Sedbergh area of Yorkshire for two reasons: (i) a distribution count of Common Sandpipers had been completed in 1939, and records existed from that year onwards; (ii) the Common Sandpiper stays near rivers and streams, making it an easy species to observe and a good subject for an accurate distribution count.The...

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