Date: 3/12/17 11:19 am From: Max Thompson <maxt...> Subject: Slate Creek Wetlands, Sumner Co.
Gene Young and I surveyed the wetlands yesterday afternoon. 1000s of ducks present, mostly dabblers. Blue-winged Teal have arrived in numbers. Shorebirds numbers are increasing with 133 Killdeer present, 11 Greater Yellowlegs, 4 Least Sandpipers, 2 Pectoral Sandpipers, 14 Long-billed Dowitchers, 28 Wilson's Snipe. The best viewing presently of shorebirds is on the state land just east of the tower. If conditions persist, it could be an awesome shorebird year. Most areas of the wetlands have too much water for shorebirds. The total list can be seen on eBird.