The Purple Sandpiper ( Calidris maritima ) is a shorebird that can be found overwintering at Filey Brigg. This small bird breeds on the Artic Tundra, although 1 -3 pairs have bred in the Cairngorm National Park since the 1970′s.
The presence of Purple Sandpipers and it’s local geology, is the reason why Filey Brigg has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest or SSSI.
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