Kelsey Creek outlet
- Birds of local interest this afternoon at the outlet of Kelsey Creek in Clear Lake State Park included 5 Semipalmated Plovers, 3 Wilson's Phalaropes, one Red-necked Phalarope and one Greater Yellowlegs. The number of Least and Western Sandpipers increased to about 40.
- In Clear Lake State Park at the outlet earlier today there were 5 Pectoral Sandpipers, 18 Long-billed Dowitchers, 2 Greater Yellowlegs and single COMMON TERN. Jerry White
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- LakeportDavid WoodwardAlso at the outlet today were 1 American Avocet, 5 Semipalmated Plovers, 4 Wilson's Phalaropes, along with Least, Western and Spotted Sandpipers and 2 Caspian Terns.8/11/14This morning a Cattle Egret flew in from the west and landed with the gull flock at the Kelsey Creek outlet in Clear Lake State Park. It stayed about 4 or 5 minutes, then flew back to the west and landed out of sight beyond the tules. At the time of Jerry White's last published update of the county list (Aug. 2012) there were four county records for the species.
- Lakeport8/20/14 This afternoon there was one Baird's Sandpiper at the Kelsey Creek outlet. There were also about 70 Least and Western Sandpipers, one Greater Yellowlegs, three Semipalmated Plovers and 9 Caspian Terns.David Woodward
- LakeportDavid Woodward6/28/15 There were unusual numbers of shorebirds at the outlet of Kelsey Creek in Clear Lake State Park this morning. This was my first trip out there this year. It is VERY difficult to get there because Clear Lake is still high. I wore waist high waders.There was a flock of 64 Willets that circled numerous times and eventually landed where I counted them. They were soon joined by a flock of 55 Western Sandpipers. A flock of 14 Marbled Godwits circled many times, often joined the Willets in flight, but never landed. There was also a single Least Sandpiper and one Killdeer out there.