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Species Code: ACMA
Breeding Range Map
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This species is common and widespread in most freshwater habitats nearly throughout the state at low and moderate elevations; it is becoming uncommon to rare at higher elevation sites.
Good habitat in the core areas of use included all freshwater bodies and wetlands in all zones.
Few birds are as widespread as the Spotted Sandpiper. They occur from sea level along the coast and from the Potholes area in the central Columbia Basin up to the Alpine/Parkland lakes along the Cascade crest, though they are much less common at high elevation sites. Very high elevation nests have been noted at 5750 feet on Mount Rainier at Mystic Lake. In Washington, Breeding Bird Survey data show significant population increases of 4.2% per year from 1966 to 1991.
Translated from the Washington Gap Analysis Bird Volume by Uchenna Bright
Text edited by Gussie Litwer
Webpage designed by Dave Lester