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Sexual selection, arrival times, philopatry, and site fidelity in the polyandrous Spotted Sandpiper.
A half a mile away, Dorris Ranch is a haven for pileated woodpeckers and spotted sandpipers.
He said another American visitor, a spotted sandpiper, has been reported at Lisvane Reservoir in Glamorgan.
Among shorebirds, the longevity records were 5 years for Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus), 6 years for Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius), and 4 years for Wilson's Plover (Charadrius wilsonia); however, our recapture rate for these species was low and we suspect that our longevity estimates, especially for the resident Wilson's Plover, may be substantially lower than actual longevity.
For example, the male spotted sandpiper tends the young in the nest while the female is out laying eggs elsewhere, Hartmann said of a bird dad whose mate is naughty by nature.