White-rumped Sandpiper

Other Names: none

Distribution: arctic tundra of Alaska and Canada in summer; widely dispersed throughout the Americas in winter. A nonmigratory population exists in southern Argentina.

White-rumped Sandpiper distribution range map

Description:

Size: 15-16 cm in length with a 41-43 cm wingspan.

Plumage: Breeding adults are generally light brown above and white below, and have a rusty tinge on the crown and ear coverts and dark brown streaks or spots on the flanks. Fall adults have gray upperparts and a gray wash on the breast, and a narrow, pale eyebrow. Young birds are brighter, with back and wing feathers edged with red. The legs, beak, and eyes are black.

Species image
White-rumped Sandpiper

White-rumped Sandpiper

Bill Shape
dagger
Regions
alabama
alaska
alberta
arizona
arkansas
british columbia
california
colorado
connecticut
delaware
district of columbia
florida
georgia
idaho
illinois
indiana
iowa
kansas
kentucky
labrador
louisiana
maine
manitoba
maryland
massachusetts
mexico
michigan
minnesota
mississippi
missouri
montana
nebraska
new brunswick
new foundland
new hampshire
new jersey
new mexico
new york
north carolina
north dakota
northwest territories
nova scotia
nunavut
ohio
oklahoma
ontario
oregon
pennsylvania
quebec
rhodeisland
saskatchewan
south carolina
south dakota
tennessee
texas
utah
vermont
virginia
washington
west virginia
wisconsin
wyoming
yukon
Tail Shape
pointed-tail
Wing Shape
tapered-wings
Habitat
Grasslands
Marshes
Color
brown
Body Shape
sandpiper
Size
small
Order
waders, shorebirds, seabirds - charadriiformes
sandpipers, phalaropes and allies - scolopacidae
Conservation Status
Least Concern