Baird's Sandpiper Life History


Habitat ShorelinesBreeds in dry coastal and alpine tundra. Migrates and winters along mudflats, estuaries, grassy marshes, and dry grassy areas near lakes and ponds, rarely dry pastures and prairies away from water.Back to top


Nest Placement

Nest Ground

Nesting Facts
Condition at Hatching:Active and covered with down.
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Conservation Low ConcernThere is no evidence of significant population trends to Baird's Sandpiper. They are not threatened globally, and both breeding and wintering grounds appear secure. The North American population is estimated at 300,000 individuals. They are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List. Back to top


Moskoff, William and Robert Montgomerie. (2002). Baird's Sandpiper (Calidris bairdii), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

North American Bird Conservation Initiative. (2014). The State of the Birds 2014 Report. US Department of Interior, Washington, DC, USA.

Sibley, D. A. (2014). The Sibley Guide to Birds, second edition. Alfred A. Knopf, New York, USA.

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