Category
A
Status
Uncommon
Breeding status
First Record
1871
Last Recorded

Knot Calidris canutus


Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 11/8/2014. Photo: ©  Rockdweller
  Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 11/8/2014 Photo: © Rockdweller (visit site)

Smith records this species as "probably occurring sparingly every year" and this description is just as accurate for the period under review as it was then. The majority of birds occur in autumn, most of which are juveniles. Virtually all records come from the west coast and in the autumn singles or groups of up to 2-3 birds can be seen throughout August to November. An average of 10 records are received each year from a wide variety of locations along the West Coast, with the Vazon-Fort le Crocq area providing the majority of records.

Very few are seen in the winter months and it is not until the spring that birds pass through the islands again. Two peaks are seen in spring due to birds from different populations passing through. The first occurs during in late February and March and are birds which winter in western Europe returning to breeding areas in Greenland and Canada. The later peak refers to birds breeding in Siberia returning from wintering areas in West Africa.



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Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 11/8/2014. Photo: ©  Rockdweller
Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 11/8/2014. Photo: © Rockdweller (visit site)

Knot photographed at Cobo Bay on 9/9/2007. Photo: © Barry Wells
Knot photographed at Cobo Bay on 9/9/2007. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Knot photographed at Colin Best NR [CNR] on 1/9/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Knot photographed at Colin Best NR [CNR] on 1/9/2014. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Knot photographed at Colin Best NR [CNR] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré
Knot photographed at Colin Best NR [CNR] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Jason Friend
Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Jason Friend (visit site)

Knot photographed at Grande Havre on 18/8/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells
Knot photographed at Grande Havre on 18/8/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Knot photographed at L'Eree [LER] on 14/9/2016. Photo: © Albert Harvey
Knot photographed at L'Eree [LER] on 14/9/2016. Photo: © Albert Harvey (visit site)

Knot photographed at Grande Havre on 18/8/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells
Knot photographed at Grande Havre on 18/8/2008. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Knot photographed at Pecqueries [PEC] on 6/9/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Knot photographed at Pecqueries [PEC] on 6/9/2014. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Knot photographed at Cobo Bay on 9/9/2007. Photo: © Barry Wells
Knot photographed at Cobo Bay on 9/9/2007. Photo: © Barry Wells (visit site)

Knot photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 4/9/2014. Photo: © Mark Lawlor
Knot photographed at Pulias [PUL] on 4/9/2014. Photo: © Mark Lawlor (visit site)

Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham
Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Mike Cunningham (visit site)

Knot photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 7/9/2016. Photo: © Anthony Loaring
Knot photographed at Vale Pond [VAL] on 7/9/2016. Photo: © Anthony Loaring (visit site)

Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré
Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Royston Carré (visit site)

Knot photographed at L' Erée on 2/1/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy
Knot photographed at L' Erée on 2/1/2010. Photo: © Mark Guppy (visit site)

Knot photographed at Shingle Bank [SHI] on 11/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache
Knot photographed at Shingle Bank [SHI] on 11/12/2010. Photo: © Rod Ferbrache (visit site)

Knot photographed at L\'Eree [LER] on 3/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale
Knot photographed at L\'Eree [LER] on 3/12/2010. Photo: © Chris Bale (visit site)

Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott
Knot photographed at Claire Mare [CLA] on 2/9/2014. Photo: © Dan Scott (visit site)



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Knot Fort Le Crocq 14/3/1993 1
Knot Herm 30/4/1993 1
Knot Herm 12/5/1993 1
Knot Vazon 13/5/1993 1
Knot Richmond 23/8/1993 1
Knot Ladies Bay 28/8/1993 1
Knot Lihou Island 30/8/1993 2
Knot Fort Richmond 1/9/1993 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq 1/9/1993 16/9/1993 2
Knot Grandes Havres 2/9/1993 5/9/1993 1
Knot Herm 15/9/1993 1
Knot Grande Mare 15/9/1993 16/9/1993 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 30/4/1994 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq 31/7/1994 1
Knot Les Amarreurs 21/8/1994 2
Knot Fort Le Crocq 10/9/1994 1
Knot Grandes Havres 14/9/1994 1
Knot Richmond 25/9/1994 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 13/11/1994 1
Knot Vazon 28/8/1995 1
Knot Ladies Bay 28/8/1995 1
Knot Vazon 7/9/1995 1
Knot Vazon 26/9/1995 1
Knot Vazon 19/10/1995 22/10/1995 1
Knot Perelle 10/5/1996 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 25/8/1996 1
Knot Vazon 30/8/1996 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq 3/9/1996 3
Knot Grandes Havres 8/9/1996 1
Knot Pecqueries 9/9/1996 1
Knot Herm 11/9/1996 1
Knot Perelle 13/9/1996 1
Knot Grande Mare 16/9/1996 19/9/1996 1
Knot Pulias 18/9/1996 4
Knot Grandes Havres 24/9/1996 1
Knot Vazon 15/12/1996 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq 31/7/1997 1
Knot Richmond 12/9/1997 5
Knot Fort Hommet 16/9/1997 1
Knot Richmond 27/9/1997 1
Knot Reservoir 5/10/1997 1
Knot Richmond 1/9/1998 18/9/1998 1-2
Knot Bellegreve Bay 5/9/1998 1
Knot Ladies Bay 11/9/1998 3
Knot Vazon 1/10/1998 1
Knot Vazon 19/8/1999 8
Knot Vazon 22/8/1999 3
Knot Claire Mare 22/8/1999 1
Knot L'Eree 22/8/1999 5
Knot Rue de la Rocque 22/8/1999 1
Knot Old Aerodrome 29/8/1999 1
Knot Rousse 14/9/1999 1
Knot Vazon 5/5/2000 2
Knot Rue de la Rocque 5/5/2000 2
Knot Herm 12/5/2000 4
Knot Bellegreve Bay 30/7/2000 1
Knot Grandes Havres 2/9/2000 1
Knot Grandes Havres 9/9/2000 3
Knot Rue de la Rocque 21/4/2002 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 21/4/2002 1
Knot Vazon 15/5/2002 1
Knot Vazon 25/8/2002 1
Knot Vazon 25/8/2002 1
Knot Vazon 16/9/2002 1
Knot Rocquaine 23/9/2002 1
Knot Chouet 10/11/2002 5
Knot Vazon 12/11/2002 2
Knot Shingle Bank 8/12/2002 1
Knot Cobo 12/12/2002 1
Knot Perelle 23/12/2002 1
Knot Richmond 26/12/2002 1
Knot Vazon 7/1/2003 1
Knot Vazon 10/1/2003 1
Knot Vazon 12/1/2003 1
Knot Vazon 19/1/2003 1
Knot Richmond 11/5/2003 4
Knot Vazon 11/5/2003 1
Knot Vazon 18/5/2003 4
Knot Fort Le Crocq 18/5/2003 1
Knot Herm 30/5/2003 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq 24/9/2003 1
Knot Richmond 12/8/2004 1
Knot Old Aerodrome 21/8/2004 1
Knot Shingle Bank 26/8/2004 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 26/8/2004 1
Knot Claire Mare 28/8/2004 1
Knot Claire Mare 7/9/2004 3
Knot Claire Mare 7/9/2004 9/9/2004 3
Knot Claire Mare 8/9/2004 3
Knot La Capelle Island 10/9/2004 1
Knot Claire Mare 10/9/2004 1
Knot Richmond 1/10/2004 1
Knot Vazon 17/5/2005 2
Knot Port Grat 4/10/2005 1
Knot Portinfer 9/10/2005 1
Knot Pecqueries 9/10/2005 1
Knot Grandes Havres 5/2/2006 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 29/4/2007 2
Knot Shingle Bank 29/4/2007 1
Knot Shingle Bank 29/4/2007 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 30/4/2007 2
Knot Vazon 27/8/2007 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque 28/9/2007 3
Knot Rue de la Rocque 29/9/2007 3
Knot Colin Best NR 30/9/2007 2
Knot Colin Best NR 30/9/2007 2
Knot Jaonneuse 11/11/2007 16
Knot Chouet 11/11/2007 100
Knot Herm [HER] 21/5/2010 2
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 22/8/2010 3
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 22/8/2010 3
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 12/9/2010 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 12/9/2010 1
Knot L'Eree 17/9/2010 1
Knot L'Eree Bay 3/12/2010 1
Knot Old Aerodrome [OLD] 3/12/2010 2
Knot Rue de la Rocque [RDR] 3/12/2010 2
Knot Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 3/12/2010 3
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 4/12/2010 1
Knot Grandes Havres [GHA] 5/12/2010 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 6/12/2010 1
Knot Rue de la Rocque [RDR] 10/12/2010 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 11/12/2010 1
Knot L\'Eree [LER] 1/1/2011 1
Knot Richmond [RIC] 22/1/2011 1
Knot Belle Greve Bay [BEL] 22/1/2011 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 1/5/2011 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 1/5/2011 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 1/5/2011 1
Knot L'Eree Bay 1/5/2011 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 1/5/2011 1
Knot Richmond [RIC] 6/9/2011 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 11/9/2011 1
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 23/9/2011 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq [FLC] 10/2/2012 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq [FLC] 10/2/2012 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq [FLC] 10/2/2012 1
Knot Fort Le Crocq [FLC] 10/2/2012 1
Knot Perelle [PER] 10/2/2012 1
Knot Perelle [PER] 11/2/2012 1
Knot Perelle [PER] 11/2/2012 1
Knot Perelle [PER] 11/2/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 28/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 28/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 28/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 28/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 28/4/2012 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 28/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 29/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 29/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 30/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 30/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 30/4/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 30/4/2012 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 5/9/2012 2
Knot Fort Hommet [HOM] 6/9/2012 2
Knot L'Eree [LER] 23/9/2012 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 23/9/2012 1
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 23/9/2012 1
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 24/9/2012 1
Knot Richmond [RIC/VAZ] 24/9/2012 1
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 7/10/2012 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 4/3/2013 2
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 31/8/2014 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 1/9/2014 1
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 1/9/2014 1
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 1/9/2014 1
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 1/9/2014 1
Knot Claire Mare [CLA] 2/9/2014 1
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 2/9/2014 1
Knot Colin Best NR [CNR] 3/9/2014 1
Knot Pulias [PUL] 4/9/2014 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 5/9/2014 4
Knot Pulias [PUL] 5/9/2014 1
Knot Pulias [PUL] 5/9/2014 1
Knot Pulias [PUL] 5/9/2014 1
Knot Pecqueries [PEC] 6/9/2014 1
Knot Pequeries Bay [PEQ] 6/9/2014 1
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 14/8/2015 c.15
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 14/8/2015 c.15
Knot Vazon [VAZ] 14/8/2015 c.15
Knot L'Eree [LER] 11/9/2015 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 11/9/2015 1
Knot Shingle Bank [SHI] 12/9/2015 1
Knot Vale Pond [VAL] 7/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 14/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 17/9/2016 2
Knot Longis Bay 17/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 17/9/2016 2
Knot Longis Bay 17/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 18/9/2016 2
Knot Bordeaux [BOR] 18/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 18/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 18/9/2016 1
Knot Claire Mare [CLA] 18/9/2016 1
Knot Perelle [PER] 18/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 18/9/2016 2
Knot Claire Mare [CLA] 19/9/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 25/9/2016 2
Knot L'Eree [LER] 6/10/2016 1
Knot L'Eree [LER] 24/11/2016 1