Actitis macularius (Linnaeus, 1766)
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae
The Nearctic counterpart of Common Sandpiper (which it closely resembles) is a scarce, but annual, visitor to Britain & Ireland. Remarkably, a pair of Spotted Sandpipers nested on Skye in 1975, though failed at the egg stage.
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Status and Trends
Population size and trends and patterns of distribution based on BTO surveys and atlases with data collected by BTO volunteers.
This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.
Occupied 10-km squares in UK
|No. occupied in winter||8|
|% occupied in winter||0.3|
This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.
Spotted Sandpiper is a rare vagrant that can be encountered at any time of the year.
Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.
Lifecycle and body size information about Spotted Sandpiper, including statistics on nesting, eggs and lifespan based on BTO ringing and nest recording data.
Sample sizes are too small to report Productivity and Nesting statistics for this species.
Sample sizes are too small to report Biometrics for this species.
Feather measurements and photos on featherbase
|Field Codes||2-letter: PQ | 5-letter code: SPOSA | Euring: 5570|
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