White-rumped Sandpiper Life History


Habitat ShorelinesBreeds in mossy or grassy tundra near water. On migration and during winter found in grassy marshes, mudflats, sandy beaches, flooded fields, and shores of ponds and lakes.Back to top


Nest Placement

Nest Ground

Nesting Facts
Condition at Hatching:Active and covered with down.
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Behavior Ground ForagerBack to top


Conservation Low ConcernWhite-rumped Sandpiper are relatively common. There is no information on population trends. They are not on the 2014 State of the Birds Watch List. Back to top


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.

Parmelee, David F. (1992). White-rumped Sandpiper (Calidris fuscicollis), version 2.0. In The Birds of North America (P. G. Rodewald, editor). Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Ithaca, New York, USA.

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

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