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Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria

Solitary Sandpiper Tringa solitaria

Aves > Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

Names in different Languages

GermanEinsamer Wasserläufer
EnglishSolitary Sandpiper
FrenchChevalier solitaire
SpanishAndarríos solitario


Solitary Sandpiper is a small shorebird which prefers freshwater bodies such as creeks and ponds or in spring temporary ponds created by melting ice and snow.

How to Identify

This species is very similar to Spotted Sandpiper. The Solitary Sandpiper has a darker beak and a more prominent eyering.

Where When to Spot

I rarely see this species around Montreal. A good time to look for it is during the period of spring when snow is melting forming ponds and the lack of vegetation provides a better sight.




2019-05-11Parc Bernard-Landry
2017-09-02Moulin Légaré