5612Long-billed Curlew - Virgin Creek Beach -MEN
- May 4, 2013Sat, 4 May, 2013 -- I saw a LONG-BILLED CURLEW in the soft sand of the main beach
with a nearby Whimbrel today at Virgin Creek beach. There were many Sanderlings,
and a few Black-bellied Plovers, Semipalmated Plovers, Black-bellied Plovers and Western
& Least Sandpipers. Killdeer had 2-3 chicks near the creek, so be observant of them. An
Osprey began to hunt as I was about to leave.
Virgin Creek beach (MacKerricher State Park) is accessed from either a large, parking area
just south of Matson's & Kemgas, on N Hwy 1. The official parking spot is just north of
Matson's on the west side of Hwy 1.
North of Fort Bragg, MEN, Ca
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