Spotted Sandpiper

There have been a couple Spotted Sandpipers at Central Winds Park this Spring. Until this year, I’ve only seen this species in Brevard and Orange Counties. It’s been nice to see them in my home county on a regular basis. The one above was taken at Central Winds; one below was taken near Cocoa Beach […]

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Spotted Sandpiper Actitis macularius

The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) is a small shorebird. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with breeders of the other species and hybridize. Their breeding habitat is near fresh water across most of Canada and […]

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