Green Sandpiper

Tringa ochropus

The Asian counterpart to the Solitary Sandpiper (Tringa solitaria), this is one of the rarest vagrant shorebirds found in the Bering Sea region with less than 15 records for the state of Alaska, all but four of those records coming from the western Aleutians. The two spring records from mid-late May fits well with the pattern of other Tringa shorebirds and would be the most likely time to look for this species in the islands, while the single late September record is more unusual but does fit into a pattern of occurrence with other similar species; however, future records may be more likely earlier in the season.

Green Sandpiper by Doug Gochfeld 2 1024x613 - Green Sandpiper
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Green Sandpiper 2 by Doug Gochfeld 1 - Green Sandpiper
Photo by Doug Gochfeld
Green Sandpiper by Cameron Cox - Green Sandpiper
Photo by Cameron Cox