San Diego County, California, US
En Presa La Vega, Teuchitlán, Jalisco.
Characteristic bobbing behavior.
basic (winter) plumage
The Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius syn. Actitis macularia) is a small shorebird, 18–20 cm long. Together with its sister species, the Common Sandpiper (A. hypoleucos) they make up the genus Actitis. They replace each other geographically; stray birds may settle down with breeders of the other species and hybridize.