Upland Sandpiper

Species Name: Bartramia longicauda


Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered

Habitat Description

The Upland Sandpiper inhabits grassy uplands, wet meadows, and old fields or pastures, but in Massachusetts it is restricted to grassy fields, hay fields, and mown grassy strips of land near roadways.

Threats to Survival

Although the Upland Sandpiper was common in the 1850s, commercial shooting for food has since dramatically reduced its population. It is also threatened by habitat loss due to development and succession of open lands to forest.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Maintain open structure of habitat through periodic disturbance.