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    Western Sandpiper Life History

    Habitat

    Habitat ShorelinesBreeds in coastal sedge-dwarf tundra. Migrates and winters along mudflats, beaches, shores or lakes and ponds, and flooded fields.Back to top

    Nesting

    Nest Placement

    Nest Ground

    Nesting Facts
    Clutch Size:3-5 eggs
    Condition at Hatching:Active and covered with down.
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    Behavior

    Behavior Ground ForagerBack to top

    Conservation

    Conservation Low ConcernWestern Sandpiper are common and populations appear stable. They are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List.Back to top

    Credits

    Franks, Samantha, David B. Lank and W. Herbert Wilson Jr. 2014. Western Sandpiper (Calidris mauri), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

    Lutmerding, J. A. and A. S. Love. Longevity records of North American birds. Version 2015.2. Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Bird Banding Laboratory 2015.

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

    Sibley, David Allen. 2014. The Sibley guide to birds, second edition. Alfred A Knopf, New York.

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