Solitary Sandpiper

(Tringa solitaria)

Conservation Status
Solitary Sandpiper
Photo by Bill Reynolds
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B, N5N - Secure Breeding and Nonbreeding

SNRB - Unranked Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

7½ to 9 in length

22 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Wet meadows, sedge wetlands, wooded streams, beaver ponds, muddy ponds, sewage lagoons, and rain puddles.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

Mid-April to mid-May and July to mid-August

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

Abandoned songbird nest in a coniferous tree, usually spruce, in a bog near open water.

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Mostly aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, especially mosquito larvae and young midges but also spiders, worms, and tadpoles.

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon to common migrant

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and allies)  
 

Family

Scolopacidae (sandpipers and allies)  
 

Genus

Tringa (shanks, tattlers, and allies)  
       
 

Subordinate Taxa

 
 

Eastern Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria solitaria)

Western Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria cinnamomea)

 
       
 

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Lynn Rubey
       

An adult Solitary Sandpiper in The big Stone National Wildlife Refuge in Lac qui Parle County.

in a wooded area.

  Solitary Sandpiper
       
Near the West Pool area.   Solitary Sandpiper
       
Bill Reynolds
       
  Solitary Sandpiper    
       
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  Solitary Sandpiper
Allen Chartier
 
  Solitary Sandpiper  
     
  Solitary Sandpiper
Andy Reago & Chrissy McClarren
 
  Solitary Sandpiper  
     
  Solitary Sandpiper
JMC Nature Photos
 
  Solitary Sandpiper  

 

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Other Videos
 
  Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria
Ron Jackson
 
   
 
About

Published on Nov 9, 2013

Pouso Alegre Lodge, Pantanal, Brazil, October 2013.

A juvenile bird I think.

   
       
  Tringa solitaria, flavipes e melanoleuca
Pedro Teia
 
   
 
About

Published on Nov 3, 2013

Este video tem a principal função de apresentar as 3 principais tringas do Brasil e mostrar as diferenças de tamanho entre elas.

   
       
  Solitary Sandpiper (Scolopacidae: Tringa solitaria) Foraging
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 9, 2010

Photographed at Grand Forks, North Dakota (08 October 2010).

   
       
  Solitary Sandpiper
The Music of Nature
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 21, 2010

Solitary sandpiper filmed in Maine. © 2010 Garth McElroy

   
       
  Solitary Sandpipers in Connecticut
WIld Bird Video Productions
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 20, 2012

These shorebirds only pass through Connecticut during their migration between South America and Northern North America where they breed. Along the way they stop to feed in freshwater ponds, flooded fields and beaver bogs like the one where I photographed these guys in spring. ©2012 www.JimZipp.com

   
       

 

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Lynn Rubey
5/14/2020

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

Near the West Pool area.

Solitary Sandpiper


Lynn Rubey
5/5/2020

Location: Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge

in a wooded area.

Solitary Sandpiper


Bill Reynolds
6/15/2008

Location: Pennington Co MN

Solitary Sandpiper


     
     
 
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