Spotted Sandpiper

Actitis macularius

An individual found on St. Paul Island during the spring in late May is the only Pribilof record and the first to be found offshore in the Bering Sea region. It is a common mainland species that breeds into western Alaska and should be looked for in the future. Ironically, the Pribilofs may be one of few spots in North America where this species could be overlooked (however unlikely in the spring) because of the more common Common Sandpiper (Actitis hypoleucos).