Like most migratory shorebirds that visit Australia, the Sanderling breeds in Siberia and then, after breeding has concluded, migrates south along the East-Asia–Australasian Flyway until it reaches our shores. However, unlike most migratory shorebirds that visit Australia, Sanderlings often occur on exposed sandy beaches that are subject to the ocean’s swell, habitats more usually associated with Hooded Plovers. Because of this habitat preference, Sanderling hotspots include the exposed coasts on the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia and at Discovery Bay in south-western Victoria.
|Classifications:||Bird, water and shoreline|
|Information sources:||BirdLife Australia|