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Spotted Sandpiper  - Actitis macularius

Spotted Sandpiper - Actitis macularius

Spotted Sandpiper is a small shorebird found along fresh water. It nests on the ground. Interestingly, a female mates with different males during a breeding season and she leaves egg incubation to them.

Common Names

How to Identify

Although the different sandpipers’ species are difficult to identify, for the Spotted Sandpiper, I look if the whole breast and belly have grey or brownish spots [breeding season]. The beak is yellowish with a dark tip.

Where & When to Spot

I only saw a Spotted Sandpiper once, foraging along a small pond in between Technopark and Airport in Montreal. Unfortunately, these ponds have been dried out by the landlord.

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

tadoussac - May 22, 2018

NIKON D500; 300.0 mm f/4.0; Focal Length 420mm; Exposure 1/800; Aperture f5.6; Iso 125;
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Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

technopark - June 24, 2017

NIKON D500; 150-600mm f/5-6.3; Focal Length 600mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f6.3; Iso 560;
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