Photo Credits: Kelly Colgan Azar
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern
DESCRIPTION: They weigh 1.1-2.3 oz. and grow to be 7.5-9.1 in. in length.
HABITAT: Solitary Sandpipers live in wetland areas such as bogs and near ponds.
DIET: Their diet consists of insects, arachnids, mollusks, and crustaceans.
NOTES: They are one of only 2 species of Sandpipers that lay their eggs in tree nests. Solitary Sandpipers sing a similar “peet-weet” to Spotted Sandpipers that is more shrill. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.