Hi Texbirders, After the heavy rains the previous day, I had a hunch the Cut-off Road Sod Farm would be worth trying. Glad I went. The main sod field was flooded and I had twelve species of shorebirds not too far away in really nice light. The road was even passable which usually isn't the case the day after a heavy rain. When I first got there, a Merlin put the birds up, and it took awhile for most of the birds to return. The birds came and went in groups, putting on quite a show as they circled low around me on both sides of the road. Viewing conditions were fantastic. 63 American Golden-Plover 2 Killdeer 45 Upland Sandpiper 37 Dunlin 120 Least Sandpiper 2 Buff-breasted Sandpiper 9 Pectoral Sandpiper 1 Semipalmated Sandpiper 117 Long-billed Dowitcher 1 Solitary Sandpiper 7 Greater Yellowlegs 14 Lesser Yellowlegs
Last Year in mid-April at this location I had some nice high counts of shorebirds. The water shouldn't dry up for a week or so. Worth the time if you live nearby. I'll have to go back tomorrow for sure.