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Broad-billed Sandpiper habitat shot
Broad-billed Sandpiper habitat shot - with the bird typically running into view, Engerdal, June 2016

Broad-billed Sandpiper is one of the "most wanted" of the breeding Norwegian waders. I have tried to find it at a couple of well-known localities without any luck. I resorted to looking at maps in order to find my own site - and it this that paid off on the first attempt. What a kick to find my own "mountain bog runners" as they are called in Norwegian! A name that works so much better than the English  name - at least on the breeding grounds. They have rather special habitat requirements which give them their own their own unique charm. This combined with their rarity make this species one of my favourite finds ever.

I now owe my girlfriend big time as she rowed me around a lake for about seven kilometres in the rain to get this sorted and had to put up with "stop", "go back" and a constant torrent of "birding Tourette's".


Broad-billed Sandpiper, Engerdal, June 2017
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Engerdal, June 2017. As with the other pictures on this page this picture was taken from a small rowing boat


Broad-billed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Engerdal, Hedmark, Norway, June 2016


Broad-billed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper, Engerdal, June 2016
Broad-billed sands are not particularly shy and prefer to hide or run off sneakily at incredible speeds through the grass.



Pictures taken using a digital SLR camera with a 400mm telephoto lens (hand held)







Broad-billed Sandpiper
Broad-billed Sandpiper often choose to run away through the vegetation rather than fly. This shot shows how the species came by it's Norwegian name









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