Date: 4/15/17 3:05 pm
From: Kenneth J. Brock <kj.brock...>
Subject: [IN-BIRD-L] NW Ind. (15-Apr-2017). Long-billed Dowitchers
Today (15-Apr-2017) John Cassady, Randy Pals, Lynn Vernon, and I birded a number of northwest Indiana sites. Jeff McCoy joined us after the Green Tower.

It was unseasonably warm (84ºF) with powerful (30+ knot) southerly winds. During the afternoon the wind seriously interfered with our birding.

—DUNES S.P. GREEN TOWER (with Brendan Grube, Brad Bumgardner, and others)
Brendan has posted a complete list on eBird, but we especially enjoyed the Broad-winged Hawks and Orange-crowned Warbler.

—S. LaPORTE COUNTY CR 1400S (this is the site that Bob Huguenard reported from yesterday)
Northern Shoveler, 12
Northern Pintail,10
Lesser Yellowlegs,5
Long-billed Dowitcher,4

—KANKAKEE FWA (LaPorte Co- met John Felton)
Green-winged Teal,55
Turkey Vulture,12
American Golden-Plover,248- 10% were in molt
Greater Yellowlegs,6
Lesser Yellowlegs,5
Pectoral Sandpiper,372

—RAMSEY LANDING (s. Porter Co on Kankakee River)
Great shorebird habitat, but virtually no birds.
Turkey Vulture,1
Spotted Sandpiper,1

Red-breasted Merganser,10
Double-crested Cormorant,8
Ring-billed Gull,6
White-breasted Nuthatch,1

Ken Brock

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