Upland Sandpiper

(Bartramia longicauda)

Conservation Status
Upland Sandpiper
Photo by Dan W. Andree
  IUCN Red List

LC - Least Concern

     
  NatureServe

N5B - Secure Breeding

S4B - Apparently Secure Breeding

     
  Minnesota

not listed

     
           
           
           
           
 
Description
 
 

 

 
     
 

Size

 
 

11 to 12½ in length

26 wingspan

 
     
 

Voice

 
 

 

 
     
 

Similar Species

 
     
     
 
Habitat
 
 

Tallgrass prairie, open grasslands, prairies, hayfields, sedge meadows, unmowed alfalfa and timothy fields.

Can often be seen perching on fenceposts on its breeding grounds.

 
     
 
Biology
 
 

Migration

 
 

April and May to early August

 
     
 

Nesting

 
 

 

 
     
 

Food

 
 

Grasshoppers, beetles, and other insects

 
     
 
Distribution
 
 

Occurrence

 
 

Uncommon migrant, common breeder

 
         
 

Maps

 
 

The Minnesota Ornithologists’ Union All Seasons Species Occurrence Map

 
         
 
Taxonomy
 
  Class Aves (birds)  
 

Order

Charadriiformes (shorebirds and allies)  
 

Family

Scolopacidae (sandpipers and allies)  
 

Genus

Bartramia (Upland Sandpipers)  
       
 

Synonyms

 
 

Tringa longicauda

 
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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Dan W. Andree
       

"Upland Sandpiper"...

Seen a pair of them but they were spread apart so just photographed one to get a little closer photo. First time I had seen or noticed them. They weren’t that far from some Marbled Godwits which were maybe an eighth of a mile away at most. Noticed a snipe in the same general area too.

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  Upland Sandpiper
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  ID'd! - Upland Sandpiper
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Other Videos
 
  Upland Sandpiper
Graham Etherington
 
   
 
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Uploaded on May 20, 2011

Near Mio, Michigan, 20 May 2011

   
       
  Calls of the Upland Sandpiper
Wandering Sole TV
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 27, 2012

Uplands sandpipers (Bartramia longicauda) by Chaplin Lake, Saskatchewan.

   
       
  Upland Sandpiper juvenile
Philip Parsons
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Oct 18, 2011

Upland Sandpiper filmed on St Marys, Isles of Scilly in a poughed field at Maypole

   
       
  Upland Sandpipers - Dunn Ranch
Andrew Reago
 
   
 
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Published on Jun 4, 2012

Disgicsoped at Dunn Ranch, Harrison County, MO - 6/4/12

   
       
  Upland Sandpiper (Scolopacidae: Bartramia longicauda)
Carl Barrentine
 
   
 
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Uploaded on Jul 28, 2009

Photographed near Mekinock, North Dakota (27 July 2009).

   
       

 

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Dan W. Andree
5/22/2020

Location: Rural Norman Co.

Seen a pair of them but they were spread apart so just photographed one to get a little closer photo. First time I had seen or noticed them. They weren’t that far from some Marbled Godwits which were maybe an eighth of a mile away at most. Noticed a snipe in the same general area too.

Dan W. Andree


     
         
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