photographs by Douglas Herr
Scolopacidae: Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

03 February 2022
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28 January 2022
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12 December 2021
Spotted Sandpiper
06 July 2021
Alpine County California
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21 January 2021
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08 November 2019
Spotted Sandpiper
29 December 2018
Spotted Sandpiper
07 August 2015
Yolo County California
Spotted Sandpiper
December 2007
Spotted Sandpiper

Field identification tips: A very distinctive shorebird, the Spotted Sandpiper's (Actitis macularius) spotted breeding plumage and tail-bobbing habit make it difficult to miss.

Typical range: In North America this bird's breeding range extends from much of the Lower 48 states north nearly to the arctic ocean; wintertime finds these birds in the southern states south to the Caribbean Islands and most of South America.

Habitat: A fresh water bird, A. macularius can be found along the shores of lakes, streams and rivers.

all photographs Copyright (C) Douglas Herr
last updated 04 February 2022