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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.’
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