Date: 7/12/17 9:41 am
From: John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
Subject: [Ohio-birds] finding shorebirds in "autumn"
If a person lives in an area where there is not much shorebird habitat,
with the recent rains, flooded harvested wheat fields might be worth
looking at. Fields that were flooded this spring for potential shorebird
habitat, where corn is grown now are mostly worthless for shorebird
potential now.
A person might also try looking at fields on ebird maps when the person is
in what ebird calls the Hybrid mode. A person needs to zoom in almost
completely to see the difference in fields that are relatively high & dry &
those that have shorebird potential. Take a look at Krause Road just east
of Centerville while in the Hybrid mode and zoomed in nearly completely.
The area that had s. b. dowichers & willets this spring looks much
different than fields that don't generally flood.
Good luck
John Herman

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