long distance shorebird migrants have already begun heading south. The Pectoral Sandpiper, one of those frequent flyers, breeds across both the North American arctic, as well as, northern Siberia. They winter in southern South America and Oceania. Game hunters used to call this bird the "Grass Snipe", due to their preference for wet meadows. "Birdlife International evaluates their vulnerability as "Least Concern" due in part to their extremely large range.