Spotted Sandpiper

Spotted Sandpiper on a rock in bubbling a stream
Spotted Sandpiper.

NPS Photo / Ron Harden

Size: 7-8”
Description: Tan-brown back, a white breast, long legs and an orange bill.
Migratory Status: Summer residents of Rocky Mountain National Park.
Habitat: Live along shorelines of reservoirs, ponds, rivers and streams to 11,500 feet and occasionally higher.
Diet: Forage along shorelines and eat mostly invertebrates.

Last updated: June 11, 2018

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