Habitat: Pebbly lakeshores, ponds, streamsides
- During breeding season, the spotted sandpiper can be seen along the shores of small lakes and streams throughout central and northern United States, Alaska and Canada.
- In summer, its spotted breast is distinctive. In fall and winter, its coloring is olive brown above with a white breast.
- In flight, the spotted sandpiper has a stiff appearance, its wings beating in a shallow arc.