The Spotted Sandpiper is the most widespread breeding shorebird in North America, breeding along the coasts from Alaska to California and Labrador to North Carolina. They winter from British Columbia and South Carolina through Central America and the West Indies to northern Chile and northern Argentina.
In Florida, this species is an uncommon to fairly common transient throughout the state. It is a winter resident over most of the state. Migrants start arriving in late July and usually depart in April-