Snipes, Sandpipers and Phalaropes (Scolopacidae)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia) - HBW 3, p. 513

French: Chevalier grivelé German: Drosseluferläufer Spanish: Andarríos Maculado

Taxonomy: Tringa macularia Linnaeus, 1766, Pennsylvania.
Sometimes placed in genus Tringa. Occasionally considered conspecific with A. hypoleucos. Some authors have recognized two subspecies, with rava (W North America) and nominate (E North America), but generally considered invalid. Monotypic.

Distribution: Alaska across Canada to Newfoundland, S to SC California, N Texas and North Carolina. Winters from S USA through Central America and West Indies to South America S to S Brazil; in most years, also Galapagos.