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Solitary Sandpiper  - Tringa solitaria

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

How to Identify

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

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.

Solitary Sandpiper Looking for a Bite


Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

park-des-prairies - May 11, 2019

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/1000; Aperture f5.6; Iso 160;

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)

Moulin Légaré - September 02, 2017

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