Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius
Spotted Sandpiper specimens on display in the exhibit "Birds of D.C."

DC Information

Common summer resident, more abundant in migration from mid-April to mid-September. Seen on most shore habitats. Breeds from early May to late July. The underparts are spotted with black in spring birds, unspotted in autumn ones. The sexes are alike in coloration.

Specimen Information

This is the information for the bird on the left, a juvenile.
Date: 7/27/1892
Collected By: Edward J Brown
Locality: Little River, DC
Sex: Male
Catalog ID: 220515
 
The bird on the right is in summer (breeding) plumage.