Migration patterns of the Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos and its habitat choice during migration in northeastern Slovenia

Vogrin M.



Abstract:

During the years 1985-1996 migration patterns of Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos and its habitat choice were studied on Dravsko polje in northeastern Slovenia. The peak period in spring is in the second half of April, whereas the peak period in autumn is less pronounced. The majority of Common Sandpiper seen during the migration were recorded in drained fishponds. During the autumn migration single bird occur more frequently then flocks, whereas differences during spring period was not significant.