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Spotted Sandpiper -
(Actitis macularia)



  • Medium-sized sandpiper
  • Brown back, light below with dark spots
  • No spots in juvenile and nonbreeding
  • White stripe above the eye
  • 10.5" (27 cm.)


  • Streams, wetlands

Additional Information

  • Common migrant and summer resident
  • Teeters or bobs while walking
  • Found foraging along river banks
         and sandbars

Spotted Sandpiper standing on a branch

Spotted Sandpiper foraging on the ground 


Kickapoo Valley Reserve | S3661 State Highway 131 | La Farge, Wisconsin 54639 
Phone: 608-625-2960 | FAX: 608-625-2962

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