New York Natural Heritage Program
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda (Bechstein, 1812)
Upland Sandpiper
Family: Sandpipers, Snipes, and Relatives (Scolopacidae)

State Protection: Threatened
A native species likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future in New York (includes any species listed as federally Threatened by the United States). It is illegal to take, import, transport, possess, or sell an animal listed as Threatened, or its parts, without a permit from NYSDEC. 1) Any native species likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future in New York. 2) Any species listed as threatened by the U.S. Department of the Interior.

Federal Protection: Migratory Bird Treaty Act
The Migratory Bird Treaty Act implements various treaties and conventions between the U. S. and Canada, Japan, Mexico and the former Soviet Union for the protection of migratory birds. Under this Act, taking, killing, or possessing migratory birds, including nests or eggs, is unlawful unless specifically permitted by other regulations.

State Rarity Rank: S3B
A State Rarity Rank of S3B means: Typically 21 to 100 breeding occurrences or limited breeding acreage in New York State.

Global Rarity Rank: G5
A Global Rarity Rank of G5 means: Demonstrably secure globally, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.

Did you know?
Until the Migratory Bird Act was passed in 1918, when this game bird was known as the Upland Plover it was considered a delicacy, and could be found on menus of some of the finest restaurants (Houston and Bowen 2001).

State Ranking Justification [-]
This species has declined dramatically both in distribution and abundance since the mid 1980s. The overall statewide distribution (based on BBA data) has decreased 65%, while abundance (based on BBS data) has declined by about 16% per year. The primary threats of agricultural conversion, fragmentation, and intensification are ongoing and expected to increase.

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