Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

Wood Sandpiper, Tringa glareola, photo © by Michael Plagens

In winter plumage, this shorebird was in a marshy area of Nairobi National Park, Kenya. December 2014.

From Wikipedia: This bird is usually found on freshwater during migration and wintering. They forage by probing in shallow water or on wet mud, and mainly eat insects and similar small prey. Wood Sandpiper nests on the ground or uses an abandoned old tree nest of another bird. The wood sandpiper is one of the species to which the Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA) applies.

Scolopacidae -- Sandpiper Family


  • Birds of Kenya and Northern Tanzania by Zimmerman et al.
  • Birds of East Africa by Stevenson and Fanshawe

More Information:

Kenya Natural History

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