Solitary Sandpiper Images and Information:
- Solitary Sandpipers are medium sized with moderately long, greenish legs, medium sized bills, dark backs with small white spots and they have bold white eye rings.
- They are migratory. They winter in South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico and in a few places on the Gulf Coast. They breed in Canada, Alaska and a few northern U.S. states.
- They nest in abandoned song bird nests in the taiga, during migration winter they can be found near freshwater ponds, flooded ditches, flooded fields, streams, mud flats and marshes.
- Solitary Sandpipers eat spiders, frogs, worms, small crustaceans, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates.
- Solitary Sandpipers lay 4 to 5 eggs which hatch in 17 to 20 days. The female incubates and they are monogamous.
- A group of sandpipers can be called a “fling”, “hill”, “bind”, “contradiction” or a “time-step” of sandpipers.