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Upland Sandpiper Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Upland Sandpipers are a species that are very easy to observe in South Dakota in the summer months, given their habit of perching prominently on fence posts. However, as a species of the grasslands, what's tougher is to get a photo of them actually on the ground, in that habitat. My favorite photo of an Upland Sandpiper is the one below, because it shows the bird in its natural habitat, and it was taken very close to home in Minnehaha County, South Dakota, where they are much less common than they are further west in the state.

Upland Sandpiper - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 1 - Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper 2 - Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper 3 - Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper 4 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 1

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 2

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 3

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 4

July 4th, 2005
Lyman County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 5 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 6 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 7 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 8 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 5

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 6 (With Young)

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 7

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 8

July 2008
Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 9 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 10 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 11 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 12 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 9

July 5th, 2009
Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 10

July 5th, 2009
Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 11

July 5th, 2009
Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 12

July 23rd, 2011
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 13 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 14 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 15 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 16 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 13

July 23rd, 2011
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 14

July 5th, 2010
Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 15

July 5th, 2010
Badlands National Park, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 16

May 3rd, 2015
Kingsbury County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 17 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 18 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 19 - Bartramia longicauda

Upland Sandpiper 17

June 27th, 2015
Sully County, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 18

April 26th, 2019
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota

Upland Sandpiper 19

April 26th, 2019
Fort Pierre National Grasslands, South Dakota
 

Click here for the species description page for the Upland Sandpiper.


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