upland sandpiper


Definition of upland sandpiper

: a large short-billed American sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda) that frequents fields and prairies

called also upland plover

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Notable breeding species include Henslow's sparrow, king and Virginia rails, upland sandpiper, least bitterns, American bitterns and common snipe. Frank Abderholden, Lake County News-Sun, "Observation deck planned for Winthrop Harbor nature preserve off Lake Michigan," 2 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of upland sandpiper

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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