Wood Sandpiper (Tringa glareola) | Avelgood Apps

The Wood Sandpiper is a small bird, light brown above with some darker mottling and a pattern of diffuse small brownish spots on the breast and neck. This bird resembles a longer-legged and more delicate Green or Solitary Sandpiper with a short fine bill. It differs from the Solitary Sandpiper in that the Wood Sandpiper has a white rump patch.

Habitat and Distribution

The Wood Sandpiper breeds in subarctic wetlands from the Scottish Highlands across Europe and Asia. They migrate to Africa, Southern Asia, particularly India, and Australia. Vagrant birds have been seen as far into the Pacific as the Hawaiian Islands. In Micronesia it is a regular visitor to the Marianas Islands. This bird is usually found on freshwater during migration and wintering.


It forages by probing in shallow water or on wet mud, and mainly eat insects


Breeding occurs between March and May. These birds nests on the ground or use abandoned old tree nests of other birds, such as the Fieldfare . Four pale green eggs are laid.

Calls and Songs

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