Wood Sandpiper

Tringa glareola

This is a particularly common summer migrant, which can be seen throughout South Africa. The prominent spots on its back together with its yellow legs and prominent supercilium (extending beyond the eye) distinguish it from other medium sized sandpipers.

Excellent spots to photograph this species include Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve in Mpumulanga, Marievale Bird Sanctuary near Nigel and around the Sappi bird hide in Stanger, KwaZulu Natal.


Wood Sandpiper / Marievale bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 25 November 2017 Wood Sandpiper / Marievale bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 25 November 2017 Wood Sandpiper / Kgomo Kgomo, North West Province, South Africa / 17 January 2014 Wood Sandpiper / Marievale bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 25 November 2017 Wood Sandpiper / Marievale bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 25 November 2017 Wood Sandpiper / Stanger, KZN, South Africa / 21 January 2011 Wood Sandpiper / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 November 2014 Wood Sandpiper / Kgomo Kgomo, South Africa / 04 January 2013 Wood Sandpiper / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 18 November 2011 Wood Sandpiper / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 November 2014 Wood Sandpiper / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 02 December 2012 Wood Sandpiper / Marievale Bird Sanctuary, Nigel, South Africa / 21 November 2014 Wood Sandpiper / Mkhombo Dam Nature Reserve, South Africa / 05 October 2012
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