Guardian Nature School Contact Blog Project Noah Facebook Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!
nature school apple icon

Nature School For Teachers - Fall 2020 Launch! visit nature school

Common sandpiper

Actitis hypoleucus


A small wader with contrasting brown upperparts and white underparts. It habitually bobs up and down, known as 'teetering', and has a distinctive flight with stiff, bowed wings. Its presence is often betrayed by its three-note call which it gives as it flies off.


This one was standing the rainy weather on the top of a rock in the river near Pitlochry and it was making a call.


Species ID Suggestions

Sign in to suggest organism ID


Hema 7 years ago

Is it cold out there?

The MnMs
The MnMs 7 years ago

Thanks, Micolo!

Micolo 7 years ago

Lovely set,nice spot

beaker98 7 years ago

Nice series Marta! I love sandpipers, although I have difficulty getting close enough to them:)

The MnMs
Spotted by
The MnMs

Scotland, United Kingdom

Spotted on Jun 22, 2013
Submitted on Aug 8, 2013

Related Spottings

Sandpiper Spotted Sandpiper Common Sandpiper Actitis hypoleucos 磯鷸

Nearby Spottings

Spotting Red-breasted merganser (female) Click Beetle Spotting
Noah Guardians
Noah Sponsors