- Medium-sized, slender shorebird
- Moderately long legs
- Thin, straight bill
- White eye-ring
- Brown back with white spotting
- Brown and white streaking on head, neck and sides
- White belly
- Black tail with barred edges
Listen to its call.
According to the Webster's New World College Dictionary, the word 'solitary' is from the Latin sōlitārius meaning alone or by itself. Hmmm.... just as I thought! Why then did I see three of these birds together at Panama Flats yesterday afternoon? Apparently they are not truly solitary. However, unlike other shore birds, they do not migrate in large flocks.
Learn more about the Solitary Sandpiper.