Well drained moist alpine tundra habitats near arctic coasts used for nesting and foraging (Cramp and Simmons 1983). Often nests on ridges or slopes dominated by stunted willow or dryas (Harrington 2001).
Cramp, S. and K. E. L. Simmons, eds. 1983. The Birds of the Western Palearctic. Vol. 3. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Harrington, B. A. 2001. Red Knot (Calidris canutus). In The Birds of North America, No. 563 (A. Poole and F. Gill, Eds.). Philadelphia: The Academy of Natural Sciences; Washington, D.C.: The American Ornithologists’ Union.