New York Natural Heritage Program
Upland Sandpiper
Bartramia longicauda (Bechstein, 1812)

New York State Distribution [-]
This is a bird of lowland agricultural areas, but its range within New York is very fluid. The prime agricultural lands on the Lake Plains in western New York, and the St. Lawrence and Mohawk Valleys, and at JFK Airport (Garber et al. 1997) seem to be consistently occupied. Small colonies in the upper and lower Hudson and Champlain Valleys and on Long Island have also persisted.

Global Distribution [-]
BREEDING: The contiguous portion of the breeding range extends from southern Alberta, east of the Rocky Mountains, across southern Canada to New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, south to Montana, northeastern Colorado, northern Oklahoma, western Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, central New York, and Vermont. Disjunct populations occur in north-central Alaska, Yukon, southwestern Northwest Territories, northeastern British Columbia, Oregon, and western Idaho. It is largely absent from south-central Michigan, northeastern Indiana, and northwestern Ohio, and from portions of northeast Pennsylvania, and the Catskill and Adirondack Mountains (Houston and Bowen 2001). The heart of the breeding range occurs in the short-grass prairie states of North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas. NON-BREEDING: Winters in South America east of the Andes Mountains, from Suriname and northern Brazil south to central Argentina and Uruguay (AOU 1983, Houston and Bowen 2001); the largest concentrations occur in the Pampas of Argentina and Uruguay (White 1988).
Best Places to See
• Fort Edward Grasslands (Washington County)
• Shawangunk Grasslands NWR (Ulster County)