Nests in dry, dwarf-shrub tundra, usually near water, such as ponds, streams, or tidal flats and beaches (AOU 1983); various habitats ranging from wet mud or barren peat to dense vegetation, though appears to favor barren habitats. In the Yukon, favors dry tundra and forages on gravel beaches (Alexander et al. 2003).
Alexander, S. A., F. I. Doyle, C. D. Ecker, H. Grünberg, N. L. Hughes, M. Jensen, I. Johnson, D. H. Mossop, W. A. Nixon, and P. H. Sinclair. 2003. Birds of the Yukon Territory (P. H. Sinclair, W. A. Nixon, C. D. Eckert, and N. L. Hughes, eds.). UBC Press, Vancouver, B.C.
AOU. 1983. Check-list of North American birds. 6th ed.American Ornithologists’ Union, Washington D. C.