Sandpiper Like No Other
In Canada, the Upland Sandpiper inhabits grasslands in the prairie provinces, southern Ontario and Quebec, the Maritimes and Yukon Territory.
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- The Upland Sandpiper is the "shorebird of the prairie". While most of its relatives are never found far from water, this species has made itself at home on the grasslands.
- Older names are the Upland Plover and Bartram's Sandpiper. The genus name and the old common name Bartram's Sandpiper commemorate the American naturalist William Bartram.
- Once abundant in the Great Plains and Prairies, it has undergone steady population declines since the mid-19th century, because of hunting and loss of habitat.
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