The purple sandpiper (Calidris maritima) is a small shorebird. The genus name is from Ancient Greek kalidris or skalidris, a term used by Aristotle for some grey-coloured waterside birds. The specific maritima is from Latin and means "of the sea", from mare, "sea".
Purple Sandpiper
Date Location Count
2020-02-24 08:26Chesapeake Beach Veterans Memorial Park2
2020-02-16 14:45Chesapeake Beach Marina7
2020-02-17 12:00North Point State Park1
2020-02-22 11:00North Point SP—Black Marsh1
2020-02-23 08:17Cape Charles
2020-02-23 12:44Cape Charles Beach11
2020-02-01 16:54Cape Charles Harbor2
2020-02-01 17:36Lewes-Cape May Ferry (DE waters)3
2020-01-30 14:25Cape Henlopen SP--The Point3
2020-02-02 11:59CBBT--South Chesapeake Island (#3)2
2020-02-16 09:23CBBT--North Chesapeake Island (#4)3
2020-02-02 14:33Cape May-Lewes Ferry crossing (NJ waters)2
2020-02-17 13:32Indian River Inlet1
2020-02-23 07:52Ocean City Inlet1
2020-02-17 08:51Cape Island--CMP--Stites Ave. dune crossing2
2020-02-23 08:52Cape Island--Sunset Beach/Concrete Ship1
2020-02-01 13:31Villas--Miami Ave. beach12
2020-02-03 13:51Cold Spring Inlet (Cape May Harbor mouth)1
2020-02-21 12:15North Wildwood--Hereford Inlet/Seawall5
2020-02-17 09:47North Wildwood--2nd Ave jetty2
2020-02-13 16:26Stone Harbor Point1
2020-02-01 06:16Delaware Pelagic (General)1
2020-02-24 12:44Atlantic City--Absecon Inlet6
2020-02-15 11:30Edwin B. Forsythe NWR--Holgate (Long Beach Island)5
2020-02-24 15:00Barnegat Lighthouse SP20
2020-02-24 10:15Barnegat Inlet3
2020-02-25 09:50Island Beach SP (please consider using more specific locations)
2020-02-23 14:27Manasquan Inlet1
2020-02-17 12:00Shark River Inlet2
2020-02-23 10:02Cedar Grove Beach1
2020-02-09 12:30Shore Road Park1
2020-02-18 10:48Gravesend Bay, middle parking lot5
2020-02-09 11:10Bonner Bridge (South Rock Jetty)1
2020-02-15 14:45Coney Island Beach10
2020-02-09 09:45Pea Island NWR--Old Coast Guard Station1
2020-02-15 14:00Brighton Beach4
2020-02-15 14:44Breezy Point Tip1
2020-02-08 10:40Manhattan Beach Park1
2020-02-08 11:00Long Beach (Nassau Co.)6
2020-02-17 17:12Jones Beach SP--Coast Guard Station12
2020-02-16 12:30Jones Beach SP--West End25
2020-02-09 14:20Jones Beach SP--Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center60
2020-02-01 15:25Sodus Bay, Sodus Point1
2020-02-24 09:30Sherwood Island State Park28
2020-01-29 11:45Mason Inlet Waterbird Management Area4
2020-02-12 12:30Cedar Beach, Town of Brookhaven6
2020-02-24 12:28Wrightsville Beach--Masonboro Inlet5
2020-02-22 11:08Cleveland Harbor1
2020-02-22 11:20Wendy Park, Whiskey Island1
2020-02-01 14:30Breakwater Beach1
2020-02-24 06:30Hammonasset Beach SP1
2020-01-31 16:46Hammonasset Beach SP--Meig's Point12
2020-02-09 14:30Georgica Inlet, East Hampton15
2020-02-08 12:00Georgica Beach, East Hampton8
2020-02-08 09:00East Hampton Main Beach8
2020-02-15 09:25Hook Pond8
2020-01-30 15:50Orient Point County Park5
2020-02-24 07:30Huntington Beach SP6
2020-02-01 08:55Harkness Memorial SP3
2020-02-05 12:30Eastern Point (Groton)3
2020-01-28 09:15Stonington Point11
2020-02-17 11:15Block Island3
2020-02-17 07:19Block Island--Harbor4
2020-02-02 13:00Block Island-Point Judith Ferry6
2020-02-02 10:50Galilee Harbor3
2020-02-01 06:50Beavertail SP2
2020-02-09 13:45Mackerel Cove Beach1
2020-02-13 16:12Brenton Point SP--Shoreline12
2020-02-02 14:14Fort Wetherill State Park1
2020-02-24 11:43Sachuest Pt. NWR40
2020-02-20 15:10Colt SP2
2020-02-24 09:03Ft. Moultrie National Monument7
2020-02-17 11:35Acoaxet General Area5
2020-02-08 12:10Horseneck Beach5
2020-02-08 12:39Gooseberry Neck20
2020-02-21 13:55Castle Island & Pleasure Bay2
2020-01-31 15:01Salt Pond, Falmouth1
2020-02-22 12:09Surf Drive Public Parking Lot1
2020-01-27 11:00Hull--Nantasket Beach2
2020-02-15 11:08Lynn Beach/Nahant Beach16
2020-02-01 07:17Lynn Beach20
2020-02-21 09:10Red Rock Park3
2020-02-01 10:47Summit Ave., Hull1
2020-02-04 13:50King's Beach, Lynn/Swampscott9
2020-02-23 08:51Cohasset--Jerusalem Road Coastal Viewpoints1
2020-02-23 08:14Cohasset--Little Harbor and Sandy Beach3
2020-02-17 16:18Minot and The Glades1
2020-02-23 06:57Scituate Lighthouse50
2020-02-01 08:42Brant Rock beach, Marshfield1
2020-01-27 09:48Chandler Hovey Park9
2020-01-27 12:05Manomet Point4
2020-02-24 07:20West Beach3
2020-02-23 15:54Parker River NWR--Pines Trail
2020-02-22 11:00Parker River NWR5
2020-02-23 10:25Plum Island Jetty1
2020-02-22 14:28Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary (Mass Audubon)1
2020-02-01 12:40Eastern Point--General Area1
2020-02-02 12:53Hampton Beach SP1
2020-02-23 13:47Bass Rocks, Gloucester23
2020-02-02 10:03Locust Grove Cemetery8
2020-02-08 09:00Cape Ann (please use more refined location)12
2020-02-23 14:08North Hampton State Beach8
2020-02-24 09:09Granite Pier, Rockport2
2020-01-27 11:06Pebble Beach, Rockport3
2020-02-23 11:20Halibut Point SP4
2020-02-22 12:59Cathedral Ledge4
2020-02-23 14:58Andrews Point, Rockport7
2020-01-30 13:09Corporation Beach1
2020-02-16 14:56Rye Ledge13
2020-02-05 10:39Sawyers Beach, Rye7
2020-02-21 07:22Rye Harbor3
2020-02-16 16:10Rye Harbor SP38
2020-02-01 09:47Concord Point, Rye1
2020-02-02 09:59NH coast20
2020-02-11 15:30Pulpit Rocks, Rye3
2020-02-01 11:45cove s. of Odiorne Point SP, Rye1
2020-02-02 09:46Odiorne Point SP, Rye8
2020-02-01 14:09Great Island Common, New Castle1
2020-02-15 08:00MacMillan Wharf5
2020-02-09 12:55Provincetown Harbor3
2020-02-17 09:53Nauset Beach--South End1
2020-02-12 11:46Cape Neddick Light3
2020-01-30 11:30Perkins Cove, Ogunquit1
2020-01-30 10:20Cliff House, York30
2020-02-17 15:07Marginal Way, Ogunquit3
2020-02-23 16:03Goose Rocks Beach20
2020-02-23 09:25Biddeford Pool--East Point Sanctuary3
2020-02-23 12:12Kettle Cove5
2020-02-03 10:19Two Lights SP14
2020-02-25 10:43Dyer Point16
2020-02-02 10:45Giant's Stairs and McIntosh Lot Preserve15
2020-02-04 08:50Jekyll Island--Driftwood Beach1
2020-02-22 10:35Hermit Island, Phippsburg25
2020-01-30 10:57Reid SP--Griffith's Head20
2020-02-18 08:50Reid SP, Georgetown13
2020-02-16 13:00Five Islands5
2020-01-30 11:20Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Park12
2020-02-23 07:09Huguenot Memorial City Park1
2020-02-01 08:15Rockland Harbor--Breakwater2
2020-02-23 11:10Vinalhaven--State Beach8
2020-02-09 16:30Marineland1
2020-02-22 09:34Acadia NP--Seawall Picnic Area7
2020-02-08 13:25Acadia NP--Ocean Drive14
2020-02-17 09:16Bar Harbor--Shore Path13
2020-02-23 11:00Acadia NP--Schoodic Point4
2020-02-09 08:15Acadia NP--Blueberry Hill3
2020-01-31 12:10Petit Manan NWR--Petit Manan Island61
2020-02-14 13:08Pointe-aux-Alouettes8
2020-02-01 08:26Pointe de l'Islet11
2020-02-16 12:23Grève de Tadoussac3
2020-02-01 11:00Green's Point10
2020-02-15 09:35Emissaire d'eaux usées, Essipit5
2020-02-09 10:35Meteghan Wharf19
2020-02-02 10:25Point Lepreau25
2020-01-28 10:55West Head (Newellton)2
2020-02-04 11:40Baccaro Peninsula--Baccaro Point17
2020-02-23 14:50Port George4
2020-02-25 13:05Margaretsville3
2020-02-24 15:05Morden4
2020-02-23 13:45Black Rock Lighthouse4
2020-01-28 08:59Peggy's Cove7
2020-02-17 07:27Crystal Crescent Beach6
2020-02-21 13:34Point Pleasant Park4
2020-02-15 08:34Rainbow Haven Provincial Park1
2020-02-22 15:30Conrad's Beach7
2020-02-23 07:24Martinique Beach Provincial Park3
2020-02-01 07:25Taylor Head Provincial Park9
2020-02-01 09:45Diamant1
2020-02-23 12:05NL--St. Shott's15
2020-02-22 12:12NL--Point La Haye100
2020-02-04 14:26NL--Bellevue1
2020-02-25 14:27NL--Cape Spear40
2020-02-21 15:56Paul do Cabo da Praia1
2020-02-15Grundarfjörður1
2020-02-13 11:15Sandgerði--north beach130
2020-01-30 13:35Vogar20
2020-02-09 09:57Hafnarfjörður--Hvaleyrarlón11
2020-02-16 16:30Seltjarnarnes--Bakkavík
2020-02-01 12:35Seltjarnarnes--Snoppa30
2020-02-18 12:16Seltjarnarnes--Eiðistorg25
2020-02-21 10:48Reykjavík--Ægisíða40
2020-02-09 16:00Skerjafjörður
2020-02-19 16:45Fossvogur bay100
2020-02-02 12:30Húsavík--hafnarsvæði (harbour area)1
2020-02-02 15:30Höfðagerðissandur10
2020-02-02 16:00Tjörnes--Eyvík25
2020-02-12Jökulsárlón7
2020-01-27 10:00Vetrarfuglatalning (CBC count point)--235 (Máfhöfði-Lón)1
2020-02-09 15:58Þórshöfn60
2020-02-22 07:23PN Sintra-Cascais--Cabo Raso2
2020-01-29 15:33PN Sintra-Cascais--Oitavos1
2020-02-03 16:02Molhe Leste2
2020-02-11 10:00Praia das Avencas3
2020-02-16 12:15Passeio marítimo de Oeiras (INATEL)1
2020-02-22 12:18Berufjörður--Krossbót3
2020-01-30 08:12PN Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina--Porto da Baleeira2
2020-02-03 14:30PN Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina--Milfontes--Estuário do Mira3
2020-02-16 10:41Molhe sul da Praia da Barra5
2020-02-17 11:00Praia de Matosinhos3
2020-02-16 09:30Praia da Rocha3
2020-02-08 12:25Praia do Molhe5
2020-02-22 16:45A Coruña--Enseada do Orzán23
2020-01-27 12:40Xove--Lago, Area general (piscifactoría, charcas, marisma, praia e enseada)4
2020-02-15 13:43Cervo--San Cibrao, Foz do río Covo2
2020-02-15 09:36Cervo--San Cibrao, Area General (núcleo urbano, praias, porto e cabo)2
2020-02-20 08:30Cádiz--Castillo San Sebastián1
2020-02-21 09:15Cádiz--Playa de La Caleta1
2020-02-22 16:50Xixón--El Rinconín11
2020-02-19 09:39Desembocadura del río Piles--Gijón1
2020-02-07 13:20Dun Laoghaire Harbour--general area1
2020-02-23 12:30Dun Laoghaire Harbour--East Pier1
2020-02-03 13:05Howth Harbour4
2020-02-04 15:30St. Ives Head3
2020-02-25 22:12Bruichladdich1
2020-02-23 11:02Rathlin Island--The Rue23
2020-02-16 10:11Rathlin Island--Church Bay2
2020-02-24 11:50Santander--Cabo Mayor2
2020-02-17 15:50Castle Hill1
2020-02-01 13:05West Loch Tarbert1
2020-02-06 12:38Cemlyn NWWT NR6
2020-02-10 12:04Abra1
2020-02-23 09:00Penmon Point4
2020-02-04 10:35Brixham Harbour8
2020-02-13 15:29Exmouth Beach3
2020-02-25 11:06Sidmouth Beach1
2020-02-15 09:44Ondarroa--Puerto2
2020-02-16 15:30Getaria2
2020-02-04 16:00Lyme Regis Shore and Undercliff4
2020-02-23 10:38Donostia--Urumea (Kursaal)1
2020-02-25 14:22New Brighton Marine Lake
2020-02-24 11:16Brora Harbour12
2020-02-13 14:40Embouchure d'Adour1
2020-02-10 21:49Estacade de Capbreton7
2020-02-05 10:00Les Écréhous7
2020-02-14 13:30Scottish Seabird Centre5
2020-02-04 13:00Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes LNR--Keyhaven Marshes
2020-01-29 07:20Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes LNR1
2020-02-04 10:45Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes LNR--Pennington Marshes1
2020-02-07 12:15Skateraw6
2020-02-15 09:00Portsoy Harbour4
2020-02-05 15:19Aberdeen Harbour
2020-02-18 10:15Stag Rock8
2020-02-23 09:50Girdleness220
2020-02-08 09:00Rosehearty Beach45
2020-02-01 09:35St Marys Island LNR2
2020-02-14 13:06South Shields Pier1
2020-02-06 14:45St Combs Beach1
2020-02-24 12:56Hartlepool Headland1
2020-02-07 13:00Buchanhaven Pier75
2020-02-13 03:20Redcar Rocks18
2020-02-21 11:44Skinningrove Bank and Shore4
2020-02-25 16:58Whitby Harbour1
2020-02-02 13:10Cleethorpes Promenade1
2020-02-20 15:00Flamborough Head22
2020-02-01 14:13Swale NNR and Shell Ness1
2020-02-08 08:06Reculver KWT Visitor Centre and Country Park1
2020-02-02 08:00Port de Boulogne-sur-Mer1
2020-01-31 08:56Sheringham Town and Beach1
2020-02-03 10:55Shingle Street2
2020-02-25 10:08Waxham3
2020-02-13 10:00Ness Point6
2020-02-18 14:29Caister Golf Course and Shore1
2020-02-14 09:18Trektelpost Westkapelle3
2020-02-08 14:59Brouwersdam--Spuisluis2
2020-02-17 09:13Brouwersdam30
2020-02-07 09:15Brouwersdam--Haventje noordzijde
2020-02-01 14:23IJmuiden Zuidpier5
2020-02-21 08:24Nationaal Park Texel
2020-02-14 08:40Roshage2
2020-02-13 15:39Bygdøy--Huk7
2020-02-08 08:45Bygdøy--general area6
2020-02-01Morups Tånge9
2020-02-06 12:30Ørin3
2020-02-20 11:30Tromvik2
2020-02-01 12:00Tromsø--Folkeparken1
2020-02-25 12:30Tromsø--Sørjeteen450
2020-02-11 08:40Tromsø Harbour1
2020-02-20 08:14Kirkkonummi--Mäkiluoto5
2020-02-25 11:54Kirkkonummi--Porkkala Luotsikärki15