Date: 7/30/17 7:59 am
From: Kenn Kaufman <kenn.kaufman...>
Subject: Re: [Ohio-birds] Rufous-necked Sandpiper: little known Ohio shorebird record
Hello John,

By now you may have received private responses to your question. But in
case anyone following on the listserve is curious: the name "Rufous-necked
Sandpiper" is no longer on the Ohio list, but only because of a name
change. That species, Calidris ruficollis, is now called Red-necked Stint.
(In the UK and Europe, the small sandpipers that we call "peeps" are known
as stints, and North American ornithologists have adopted that name for the
species that occur mainly in the Old World, like Little Stint, Red-necked
Stint, and Temminck's Stint.) Red-necked Stint is included on the latest
version of the Ohio Ornithological Society's official bird list for the
state -- see
http://ohiobirds.org/resources/official-ohio-ornithological-society-bird-checklist/

Your post is a timely reminder that this season, late July, would be a good
time to find a vagrant Red-necked or Little Stint in the remains of
breeding plumage. The individual at Walnut Beach that you mentioned in your
post was found on July 21, 1962.

Kenn Kaufman
Oak Harbor, Ohio


On Sun, Jul 30, 2017 at 5:36 AM, John Herman <herman.jp1257...>
wrote:

> While looking thru back issues of the Cleveland Bird Calendar I saw an
> article on a Rufous-necked Sandpiper that was found and confirmed by
> multiple sources. The article is in volume 58 number 4, page 40 of the CBC.
> This shorebird was seen and photographed at Walnut Beach, Ashtabula. Slides
> were made of the photograph and sent to Dr. Alexander Wetmore of the
> Smithsonian Institution, Dean Amadon of the American Museum of Natural
> History and to Dr. Harry Church Oberholser who all confirmed the
> identification. In an article in Western Birds 19:165-169, 1988 entitled
> "Identification of the Salton Sea Rufous-necked Sandpiper" is stated
> "(Rufous-necked Sandpiper) had occurred as a vagrant in Ohio and
> California." Observers of this Salton Sea shorebird included G. McCaskie
> and J. L. Dunn. Curious that this record is not in "The Birds of Ohio".
> Also curious that ebird, when a person clicks on "add species" does not
> permit Rufous-necked Sandpiper to be added to the bird list.
> John Herman
>
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