Upland Sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda (Bechstein, 1812) UP UPLSA 5440
Family: Charadriiformes > Scolopacidae

A rare visitor from the prairies of North America, most British records of this small relative of the Curlew have either come from the Isles of Scilly, the south-west of England or the Northern Isles.

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  • Breeding
  • Winter
336 records observations recorded by BTO surveyors
336 records



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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 can be found on the following statutory and conservation listings and schedules.


We have no population estimates for this scarce species.


This species is a rare vagrant and was recorded during Bird Atlas 2007–11 as shown on the map.

Upland Sandpiper breeding distribution 2008-11
Britain and Ireland Breeding Distribution 2008-2011.
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Occupied 10-km squares in UK


This vagrant is too rarely reported to map distribution change.


Information about movement and migration based on online bird portals (e.g. BirdTrack), Ringing schemes and tracking studies.


View a summary of recoveries in the Online Ringing Report.


Lifecycle and body size information about Upland 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.


For information in another language (where available) click on a linked name

Welsh: Pibydd Cynffonhir
Catalan: territ cuallarg
Czech: bartramie dlouhoocasá
Danish: Bartramsklire
Dutch: Bartrams Ruiter
Estonian: koovtilder
Finnish: preeriakahlaaja
French: Maubèche des champs
German: Prärieläufer
Hungarian: hosszúfarkú cankó
Icelandic: Sléttulæpa
Irish: Gobadán Sléibhe
Italian: Piro piro codalunga
Latvian: preriju tilbite
Lithuanian: bartramija
Norwegian: Præriesnipe
Polish: preriowiec
Portuguese: maçarico-do-campo
Slovak: bartrámia dlhochvostá
Slovenian: travnicar
Spanish: Correlimos batitú
Swedish: piparsnäppa

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