Definition of upland sandpiper in English:

upland sandpiper

noun

  • A North American sandpiper that breeds on upland fields.

    • ‘Other mowed strips, such as along roadways, are used by upland sandpipers and other birds for feeding.’
    • ‘In New York, for example, the number of upland sandpipers declined by an estimated 84 percent from 1966 to 1995, according to the North American Breeding Bird Survey.’
    • ‘Osborne and Peterson estimated that 75% of Ohio's upland sandpiper nesting population used airport grasslands.’
    • ‘When possible, grasslands found to be used by upland sandpipers should be managed to avoid disturbance during the nesting season.’
    • ‘In the past, rare upland sandpipers have nested here.’