Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

A small shorebird which prefers freshwater places such as creeks and ponds or around Montreal in ponds created temporarily 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 and 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.


Photos of this species with information about where, when the photo has been taken; camera, lens used and camera settings.

  • Parc des Prairies

    Saturday, May 11, 2019

    NIKON D500
    300.0 mm f/4.0

    Focal Length 420mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1000s
    Aperture f5.6
    ISO 160

  • Moulin Légaré

    Saturday, September 2, 2017

    NIKON D500
    TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N

    Focal Length 600mm
    Shutter Speed 1/1250s
    Aperture f7.1
    ISO 3200


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Tringa solitaria