- Hi Calbirders,
Below is a post that Chet Ogan has asked me to forward. I think it is info
some of you have been waiting for. Amazing that you should have both
Greenshank and Redshank at the same time and so close together. Please
report your sightings on these species to Calbirds so others who need these
species will know if they are still being seen. SEE THE FORWARD BELOW MY
Michigan City, IN
Use Channel 11 subcode 22 in Indiana
----- Original Message -----
From: Chet and Barb Ogan <theogans@...>
To: canyonwren <canyonwren@...>
Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2001 10:41 PM
Subject: Re: Greenshank/Redshank
> Humboldt county, Calif
> 1 Sep 2001
> Common Greenshank- School Road
> Ruff- School Road
> Ruff -Arcata Oxidation Pond - different bird than School Road
> Common Redshank- Arcata Oxidation Pond
> The person who saw the Redshank (Kerry Ross) also saw the Ruff, and says
> although the bill colors may be similar, the redshank had a bill roughly
> twice the length of the head. He did not see the bird fly to make a
> positive ID.
> Chet Ogan
- On Sat, 1 Sep 2001 21:40:30 -0500, "canyonwren"
>> Common Redshank- Arcata Oxidation PondThanks for the information.
>> The person who saw the Redshank (Kerry Ross) also saw the Ruff, and says
>> although the bill colors may be similar, the redshank had a bill roughly
>> twice the length of the head. He did not see the bird fly to make a
>> positive ID.
Common Redshank has been recorded only once in North America in
Newfoundland. The AOU Check-List (7th ed) mentions "Unsatisfactory
sight reports from Nova Scotia and Texas."
The species does not range to NE Asia and has never been recorded in
Alaska. Its occurrence in Arcata would be fantastic, if true.
Joseph Morlan, Pacifica, CA 94044: mailto:jmorlan@...
Birding classes in SF start Sep 5: http://fog.ccsf.org/~jmorlan/
California Bird Records Committee: http://www.wfo-cbrc.org/cbrc/