Date: 4/8/17 3:57 pm From: Nate Dias (via carolinabirds Mailing List) <carolinabirds...> Subject: 20 shorebird species standing in one spot (just after a Barn Owl sighting)
During a shorebird survey at the Yawkey Wildlife Center (restricted access) this morning, while standing on a dike between two impoundments on South Island, Richard Wyndham, Tommy Graham and I had close to 8,000 individual shorebirds in view, representing twenty shorebird species. That is pretty good for this early in April.
Highlights included American Golden-Plover, 100s of American Avocets, Marbled Godwits, Wilson's Plover, Stilt Sandpipers, and a 100s of Long-billed Dowitchers. Also present were Least Bittern, American White-Pelicans, and we inadvertently flushed a Barn Owl on the oak-lined road just before stopping at the aforementioned spot.