Solitary Sandpiper  ( Chevalier solitaire )

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Tringa solitaria

Description:    Solitary Sandpiper
Photo Date:   August 21, 2007


Hilliardton Marsh


Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Solitary Sandpiper appears to be decreasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has decreased by as much as 90% in the last 40 years, although there is insufficient data about this species to be highly confident in the actual magnitude of the population decline. The trend, however, is considered statistically significant.

Abundance: Uncommon Earliest observed date:  

Typical arrival date:

May 14
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date:  

Typical departure date:

September 13

Documented Observations



May 27-28, June 20-22, 1997. One observed at Hilliardton Marsh during field work for a Master's thesis by David Locky.