Upland Sandpiper

This Upland Sandpiper, photographed on October 7 2021, was the eighth record for Newfoundland and the first to be seen by many local birders. Photo: Bruce MacTavish


Bartramia longicauda

Status: Rare (Less than annual)

Origins: Inhabits native prairie and other grasslands of southern Alberta, Saskatchewan, mid-western and (more sparingly) northeastern United States; winters in South America.

Record Details: Seven records for Newfoundland, including one extraordinary winter record:

  1. Burin Peninsula, September 28, 1983
  2. Cape Spear, September 28, 2005
  3. Cape Race, May 25, 2008
  4. Cape Race, November 4, 2008
  5. Mistaken Point, May 10, 2010
  6. Trepassey, December 17-18, 2010
  7. Broad Cove (Conception Bay North), April 29 – May 2, 2012
  8. Near Long Beach (Cape Race), October 7-10, 2021

* NOTE – This website is not an official account and “may” contain incorrect information and/or details of unconfirmed records. *

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