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Upland Sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda ORDER: CHARADRIIFORMES FAMILY: SCOLOPACIDAE

IUCN Conservation Status: Least Concern

A shorebird of grasslands, not shores, the Upland Sandpiper inhabits native prairie and other open grassy areas in North America. Once abundant in the Great Plains, it has undergone steady population declines since the mid-19th century, because of hunting and loss of habitat.

Calls

  • Calls, whistles
     
  • Courtesy of Macaulay Library
    © Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Song a long series of mellow notes, starting with a gurgling rising trill and ending with a long descending whistle; final whistle sounds to some like a "wolf-whistle." Flight call is a bubbling "quip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip-ip."

Search the Macaulay Library online archive for more sounds and videos

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