Sandpipers are commonly known as shorebirds or waders and are from the family Scolopacidae. Their scientific name is Actitis hypoleucos. The common sandpiper are migrators and they frequently travel the same route each year. The sandpipers that visit the Bay of Fundy in Johnson Mills (8 Kilometres from Dorchester, NB) are coming from the Canadian Arctic on their way to South America where they will spend the winter months. They usually arrive the later part of July and will be seen until late August. Each year there are well over 200,000 that land on the Bay of Fundy. The individuals that monitor their arrival have noted that each year there seems to be less that make the trip. However, they are not sure the reason why.