Re: [Mendobirds] South Coast Shorebirds
- Rich and Rich -- Thank you, over and over, for the comrehensive reports from
the SW corner of Mendocino County. Seeing 15 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS is
wonderful. The largish groups (relatively speaking) of migrating species
recently is very interesting. I just did a cursory review of the SOS shorebird
surveys at MacKerricher SP, Fort Bragg and north. I only saw one Long-billed
Curlew so far, but I could have missed one or two. Thanks again.
Please keep birding these SW locations,
From: Rich T <rich_trissel@...>
Sent: Mon, August 23, 2010 6:11:58 PM
Subject: [Mendobirds] South Coast Shorebirds
23 August 2010
Garcia River & Manchester Beach
This morning, Rich Kuehn and I birded the beach from the end of Stonboro to the
mouth of the Garcia River. There were good numbers of WESTERN SANDPIPERS,
SANDERLINGS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS, along with a few LEAST SANDPIPERS, a
WHIMBREL, and 4 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS.
In the lagoon at the mouth of the river there were 15 LONG-BILLED CURLEWS, 2
MARBLED GODWITS, 3 WILLETS, KILLDEER, about a dozen BLACK TURNSTONES flew over,
and 2 SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHERS.
Feels like migration has finally started in earnest ...
Rich and Rich
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