Date: 8/2/17 10:11 pm
From: Jim Danzenbaker <jdanzenbaker...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Shorebirding - Ocean Shores and Bottle Beach and nearby locations
Hi Tweeters,

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.

Bottle Beach (I missed the optimal time):

Semipalmated Plover: 42
Short-billed Dowitcher: 148
Black-bellied Plover: 232
Ruddy Turnstone: 2
Greater Yellowlegs: 3
Lesser Yellowlegs: 1
WILLET: 4
RED KNOT: 1
Marbled Godwit: 8
Western Sandpiper: 70
Least Sandpiper: 5

Grayland Beach:

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...>

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