• Incubation: 21-27 days
• Clutch Size: 4 eggs
• Young Fledge: 30-31 days after hatching
• Typical Foods: insects, worms, and seeds
• Ohio Status: Endangered
This sandpiper is brown and scaly-looking above and barred below. It has a long, slender neck and small head. The legs are long and yellowish.
Habitat and Habits
Upland sandpipers breed in grasslands, pastures, and unkempt agricultural land with a mosaic of old fields and crop lands, and sometimes the grassy expanses of airports. The wintering grounds are in southern Argentina, about 6,000 miles to the south. Their song is a haunting, ethereal whistle delivered on the wing; alarm and flight calls are rapid, liquid quip-ip-ip-ip sounds.
Reproduction and Care of the Young
Breeding takes place far north. The nest is a hollow in the ground lined with grass.