marked western sandpipers
- We are following the western sandpiper again from Panama northward
towards their nesting grounds in Alaska. We have stronger batteries on
this year, and so the radios should last till Vancouver Canada.
In addition, we have marked all Panama birds with blue on their breasts,
and all Mexico birds with green on their breasts (approved by USFWS).
If you see any birds with transmitters (antennas coming off of their
backs) or any birds with green or blue breasts, please email me at
We found a Panama bird at Batiquitos Lagoon yesterday. Last year we
found Mexico birds at the Santa Maria river and at Morro Bay. We hope
to find more this year, and are flying every day north and south along
the coast. We have also made some trips up the central valley, but
heard none of birds there, either this year or last.
Thanks for your help!
Patricia Baird, Ph.D.
Director, Kahiltna Research Group
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University
4307 Massachusetts Street
Long Beach CA 90814