sandpiper

[ UK /sˈændpɪpɐ/ ]
NOUN
  1. any of numerous usually small wading birds having a slender bill and piping call; closely related to the plovers
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How To Use sandpiper In A Sentence

  • Northern migratory species winter in the savanna, such as spotted sandpiper Actitis macularia, barn swallow Hirundo rustica and blackpoll warbler Dendroica striata. Canaima National Park, Venezuela
  • The intertidal mudflats and coastal lagoons are important staging sites for migratory shorebirds, including red knot Calidris canutus, white-rumped sandpiper C. fuscicollis and Hudsonian godwit Limosa haemastica. Península Valdés, Argentina
  • A brief summary of the meeting's minutes are as follows: we're fairly confident that we've seen willets in the past and there's no way Sara is going to drive out to Jamaica Bay just to solidify a sandpiper sighting.
  • Spotted redshank share their forest-marsh nesting grounds with wood sandpipers, greenshank, whimbrel, jack snipe and broad-billed sandpipers.
  • There were a dozen black-winged stilts, two spur-winged plovers, a common sandpiper and my new life bird, a great snipe.
  • In the migratory season, waterfowl of different varieties, thousands of sandpipers and shanks and varieties of ducks flock to this feeding ground.
  • With sandpipers piping on the beach at Monterrey, we find Alison and Elliot at sunset over the Pacific.
  • The group has also managed the wet farmland so winter visitors include snipe, redshank, water rail and common sandpiper.
  • Upland Sandpipers are long-distance migrants, spending the winter in the pampas of southern South America.
  • While some species breeding there are well within their known breeding range, others, such as the white-rumped sandpiper, semipalmated sandpiper, and sanderling, are at the northern limit.
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