Date: 8/2/17 10:11 pm From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...> Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebirding - Ocean Shores and Bottle Beach and nearby locations
Since I was going on the Westport pelagic trip on Saturday, the weather forecast was going to be 108 at home in Battle Ground, and Clark County has become a shorebird desert, I opted to head for the Ocean Shores area today and do some shorebirding. Although I wasn't able to find anything super unusual, it was loads of fun anyway.
Sanderlng: 500 Western Sandpiper: 12 Least Sandpiper: 1 Semipalmated Plover: 12 BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 1
Ocean City beach (just north of the casino)
Sanderling: 300 Western Sandpiper: 175 Least Sandpiper: 25 Semipalmated Plover: 110 Marbled Godwit: 9 Whimbrel: 4
Ocean Shores Game Range (3 hours of total fun with frenzied avian activity. Peep and Semi Plover numbers are probably drastically undercounted since I saw many flocks fly up and head south and they were quickly replaced by others)
Western Sandpiper: 600 Least Sandpiper: 150 Semipalmated Plover: 125 Black-bellied Plover: 30 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER: 1 Greater Yellowlegs: 14 Lesser Yellowlegs: 6 Ruddy Turnstone: 1 Sanderling: 1 Killdeer: 1 Short-billed Dowitcher: 4 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER: 1
Will probably spend all day at the game range tomorrow!
Keep your eyes and ears skyward.
Jim -- Jim Danzenbaker Battle Ground, WA 360-702-9395 <jdanzenbaker...>