Green Sandpiper / Andarríos grande
Maximum size: 24 cm
They live in rivers, streams, lagoons and the sea-side. They move in
groups as well as by themselves. They make use of the lagoons in the centre
and the south of the Iberian Peninsula for resting and feeding in their
migration. They feed on invertebrates. They winter in the peninsula but
they do not nest in. They are migratory or in transit species in the peninsula.
They can be seen in drainage and irrigation canals.
They can be seen in the south of the peninsula throughout the year,
although they are more numerous in winter and in migratory corridors. They
are scarce in summer. They are included in the National List
of Threatened Species, and their conservation status is ‘Special Interest’.