Good shorebirds this past week at Warm Beach at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. Public access is limited, with one walk in kayak access, but zero parking until about 4 blocks away. Better kayak access with parking is available where Marine View drive crosses the Stilly.
On the incoming tide today, walking in the mud and sand, I saw 22! Juvenile Baird's Sandpipers - usually I see 2, at most. They seemed to like the area filled with small debris from the Oso landslide near the pilings.
Black-bellied Plovers 200+
Greater Yellowlegs - today 30+, but had 92 last Sunday (personal high count)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 (4 on Sun)
Least Sandpipers- usually 12-20
Western Sandpipers- small flocks 80-150 all juveniles
Band-tailed Pigeons - 62 this week and a notable high count. Counts for the past 5 years have been in the 30-40 range.