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Solitary Sandpiper - Tringa solitaria

A small shorebird which prefers freshwater places such as creeks and ponds or around Montreal in ponds created temporarily by melting ice and snow.

Common Names

  • Solitary Sandpiper (en)
  • Andarríos solitario (es)
  • Chevalier solitaire (fr)
  • Einsamer Wasserläufer (de)


  • Charadriiformes
  • Scolopacidae
  • Tringa solitaria

Videos Behavioral Traits

Where & When to Spot

I rarely see this species around Montreal. A good time to look for it is during the period of spring when snow is melting forming ponds and the lack of vegetation provides a better sight.

How to Identify

This species is very similar to Spotted Sandpiper. The Solitary Sandpiper has a darker beak and a more prominent eyering.


Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Park Bernard-Landry - 2019-05-11

NIKON D500; 300mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f5.6; Iso 160;

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

moulin-legare - 2017-09-02

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP AF 150-600mm F5-6.3 VC USD A011N; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f7.1; Iso 3200;

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