Photo Credits: Jim Hudgins/USFWS

Photo Credits: Jim Hudgins/USFWS

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

STATUS: Native, Migratory, Least Concern

DESCRIPTION: They have a wingspan of 14.6-15.7 in. and weigh 1.2-1.8 oz.

HABITAT: Spotted Sandpipers live in areas mostly near freshwater, such as rivers, ponds, and lakes.

DIET: Their diet consists of insects, fish, and crustaceans.

NOTES: Spotted Sandpipers make “pee-weet” sounds and sometimes trill the “pee” part. They are protected on the US Migratory Bird list.