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Spotted Sandpiper ó Conservation Status

Spotted Sandpipersí high degree of adaptability to wetland habitats has helped its abundance and distribution, and the species remains common and widespread throughout its breeding range. Because of their tendency to travel in small flocks, Spotted Sandpiper populations suffered less from 19th century market hunters than did many other shorebirds.

However, because the Spotted Sandpiperís diet consists mainly of insects, the bird is always at risk for insecticide poisoning.