Semipalmated Sandpiper Images and Information:
- Semipalmated Sandpipers are small shorebirds with short necks, long bills, long black legs, gray brown backs and light colored chests.
- Semipalmated Sandpipers are migratory. They breed in open tundra near water in the Arctic from Labrador to Alaska. They winter from extreme southern U.S., the Caribbean and South America.
- They prefer habitats that include shorelines, mudflats and sandy beaches.
- Semipalmated Sandpipers eat insects and crustaceans.
- Semipalmated Sandpipers lay 2 to 4 eggs which hatch in 18 to 22 days. Both sexes incubate and they are monogamous.
- A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.
- Semipalmated Sandpipers can live up to 12 years.
Mia McPherson 2015-04-29T05:33:43+00:00
Title: A Semipalmated Sandpiper foraging in a tidal lagoon
Location: Fort De Soto County Park, Pinellas County, Florida