Upland Sandpiper

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


  • Species Common Name Upland Sandpiper
  • Species Scientific Name Bartramia longicauda
  • Federal Listing Status Species of Concern
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Upland Sandpipers have large breeding area requirements. They use wet and dry meadows in small valleys, such as Logan Valley, Bear Valley, and around Ukiah. They prefer medium-height grasses with high plant diversity. They can also be found in lodgepole pine and sagebrush adjacent to grasslands.

Limiting factors

Upland Sandpipers persist in small numbers in scattered breeding areas in eastern Oregon. Lodgepole pine encroachment on meadows (possibly due to fire suppression and/or changes in water distribution) has likely reduced available habitat for this species.

Conservation actions

Expand partnerships with private landowners to determine and implement appropriate conservation on suitable habitat patches. Remove encroaching lodgepole pine trees in meadows.

Key reference or plan

Conservation Plan for the Upland Sandpiper