Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius (Actitis macularia)

General Status Rank: 
Secure
ELCODE: 
ABNNF04020
Common Name: 
Spotted Sandpiper
Scientific Name: 
Actitis macularius (Actitis macularia)
Synonyms: 
Actitis macularia
Naming References: 
Taxonomy
Group: 
Bird
Kingdom: 
Animalia
Phylum: 
Chordata
Class: 
Aves
Order: 
Charadriiformes
Family: 
Scolopacidae
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General Biology
Canada Known Subspecies Count: 
0
Reproduction Frequency Per Year: 
0

Economic/Human Considerations

nonhunted species
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Habitat
sandy, rocky or muddy shores;variable; sandy, rocky or muddy shores; pond margins; upland forested areas
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Distribution

Ecozones

Taiga Cordillera, Taiga Plains, Taiga Shield, Boreal Cordillera, Boreal Plains
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Distribution

22/164 (13%);13% of NWT seems low- see map in Godfrey; about 65-75% (VJ11) Range extent covers most of mainland NWT. Range extent visually estimated from range map in "Distribution of birds in NWT & Nunavut: .2009 Review" (CWS)
Score: 
F
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Winter Distribution Description: 
southern BC to South America

Number of Occurrences

widely dispersed species;habitat somewhat specialized
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Area of Occupancy

possible range extension north of Great Bear Lake
Score: 
-
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Population

Population Size

North American pop = 660,000, but very widespread species across N.A., so range only maybe 5% in NWT: approx 33,000 in NWT(A380)
Score: 
F
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Threats

Threats

likely limited in NWT
Score: 
C
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Intrinsic Vulnerability

likely limited in NWT
Score: 
-
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General Status Rank
Rank: 
Secure
Status Rank Description: 
very little known about this species but likely increasing in distribution north, some evidence of declines south of the Territories
S Rank: 
S4
Decision Process Description: 
Drafted as undetermined by Vicky Johnston and S. Carriere mostly based on printed material in 2000; modified by Vicky Johnston to secure in 2005; Reviewed in 2010;no change; Reviewed by Danica Hogan CWS in 2015, no change
Last Updated: 
February 3, 2015

References

Area of Occupancy

  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return
  • Bart, J, S. Brown, B. Harrington, and RIG Morrison. (2005) Population trends of North American shorebird.. Avian Biol. X:XX (in press) - VJ12 Return
  • Rausch, Jennie (2015) shorebird biologist, CWS Yellowknife - H306 Return

Economic Status

  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return

Ecozones

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return

Habitat

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return
  • Fournier M.A. (1999) Personal Communication. - H108 Return
  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return

Intrinsic Vulnerability

  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return

Naming

  • AOU (2004) Forty-fifth supplement to the American Ornithologists' Union check-list of North American birds. AUK 121:985-995 - ASC7 Return

NWT Known Subspecies

Hayman, P, J. Marchant and T. Prater (1986) Shorebirds- an Identification Guide. Houghton Mifflin Company CWS- Johnston's files - VJ2 Return

Number of Occurrences

  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return

Population Size

Canadian Wildlife Service (2005) NWT/Nunavut Checklist Survey Database.. , Yellowknife, NT - VJ11 Return
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Morrison, RIG, BJ McCaffery, S. Skagen, B. Andres, G. Page, S. Jones, and RE Gill. (2005) Population estimates of North American shorebirds,2005. Draft MS. (CWS?) - VJ13 Return
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Andres BA, Smith PA, Morrison RIG, Gratto-Trevor CL, Brown SC, and Friis, CA. (2012) Wader Study Group Bull. 119(3): 178-194.) - A380 Return

Range Extent

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return
  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return
  • Canadian Wildlife Service (2005) NWT/Nunavut Checklist Survey Database.. , Yellowknife, NT - VJ11 Return
  • Oring, L. W., E. M. Gray, and J. M. Reed. (1997) Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularia). In The Birds of North America,. No. 289 (A. Poole and F. Gill, eds.). The Academy of Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, PA, and The American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington, D.C. - B151 Return

Taxonomy

  • Godfrey WE (1986) The Birds of Canada. National Museums of Canada Revised Edition RWED Library Call #QL685.G6 - B004 Return

Threats

  • Johnston, Vicky (2000) Personal Communication . Biologist, Canadian Wildlife Service - H125 Return