Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria) - HBW 3, p. 512
French: Chevalier solitaire
German: Einsamer Wasserläufer
Spanish: Andarríos Solitario
Taxonomy: Tringa solitaria Wilson, 1813, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania.
Formerly considered conspecific with T. ochropus. Two subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution:
- cinnamomea (Brewster, 1890) - C & S Alaska through W Northwest Territories and N British Columbia to NE Manitoba; winters from N South America S to C Argentina.
- solitaria Wilson, 1813 - E British Columbia through SC Canada to Quebec and Labrador; winters from Central America and West Indies to South America S to Argentina, and occasionally in S USA.
- Least Concern Enlarge map
VideosSee all 31 videos
Foraging solitary sandpiper in Maine. © 2010 Garth McElroy Locality Maine, USA (United States)
wildbirdvideos 18 July 2010 1 year ago 34 sec 4.7
bird walking in mudflats - close up Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
Thore Noernberg 27 December 2012 19 weeks ago 19 sec 4.6
A dorsal view of a spring adult in breeding plumage preening, and a lateral view of it looking around. Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp cinnamomea)
Don DesJardin 14 April 2010 3 years ago 1 min 2 sec 4.5
A juvenile bird feeding in a fresh water lagoon Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp cinnamomea)
Don DesJardin 31 March 2001 5 years ago 19 sec 4.5
A juvenile feeding in the water Locality Ventura County, California, USA (United States) (ssp cinnamomea)
Don DesJardin 31 July 2004 5 years ago 17 sec 4.4
A bird in a wetland, foraging Locality Trinidad, Beni Department, Bolivia
Josep del Hoyo 6 September 2005 6 years ago 33 sec 3.9
PhotosSee all 28 photos
Locality Hato El Cedral, Apure State, Venezuela
kperezleon 17 December 2012 20 weeks ago 4
Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria)
Locality El Guayabo Wetlands, Granada Department, Nicaragua
Manfred Bienert 4 February 2012 31 weeks ago 4
This confiding individual spent several days in a muddy, drying agricultural field
Locality Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada (ssp cinnamomea)
Jeremy Gatten 16 August 2012 31 weeks ago 4
Wading - with wings spread
Locality Pantanal, Brazil
Philip Perry 10 September 2010 47 weeks ago 4
In a pond
Locality Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada
Guy Poisson 25 May 2011 1 year ago 3.9
It was a group of 12 Solitary sandpipers eating together with almost 40 Least Sandpipers.
Locality Hacienda La Zuliana, Campo Boscán, Maracaibo, Zulia State, Venezuela
kperezleon 23 February 2009 4 years ago 3.8