Bird Tweet of the Week: Solitary Sandpiper

This shore bird prefers to migrate along and nests in trees. Two behaviours which set it apart from other shorebirds.

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Solitary Sandpaper. Photographed by Marv Elliott


Each week we introduce a new bird from the Ottawa-Gatineau area through our segment on CBC Radio’s In Town and Out. Alex MacDonald, Nature Canada’s Manager of Protected Areas, shares interesting facts about the birds that live in our communities. Be sure to tune-in to “Bird Tweet of the Week” on CBC Radio One 91.5 FM on Saturday mornings from 6am to 9am and listen to past episodes on our website

This episode aired on Saturday September 21, 2013