Rock Sandpiper

Photo Credit: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


  • Species Common Name Rock Sandpiper
  • Species Scientific Name Calidris ptilocnemis tschuktschorum
  • State Listing Status Sensitive


Special needs

Rock Sandpipers are found along undisturbed, rocky coastlines with sufficient intertidal prey.

Limiting factors

There is a small migrant and wintering population in Oregon. Regional declines have been noted in the past. Rock Sandpipers are vulnerable to oil spills.

Conservation actions

Minimize disturbance at wintering and staging locations. Take precautions to protect against oil spills.

Key reference or plan

Northern Pacific Coast Regional Shorebird Management Plan