Marsh Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper (Spring)
Scientific Name 
Tringa stagnatilis
Arabic Name 
طيطوى البطاح
Kuwaiti name 
57.0 cm
23.0 cm
Least Concern
Similar species 


Common passage migrant, uncommon winter visitor and scarce summer visitor. A very delicate long-legged sandpiper, in some ways resembling a miniature Greenshank. Usually found in fresh and brackish muddy waters. Up to 63 recorded in late March 2000 at Sulaibikhat Bay.
Where in Kuwait 
This elegant species is commonly found in generally small numbers in coastal areas as well as inland brackish pools predominantly in the Jahra area.
In the world 
It has an extremely large range but a decreasing population and is a full migrant, travelling overland on a broad front between its breeding grounds in central Asia (Russia and Siberia), and its wintering grounds in sub-Saharan Africa, southern Asia, Indonesia and Australia.
Local threats 
Habitat loss, coastal development and oil pollution.