Date: 5/1/18 5:14 pm From: Jim Forde <jimforde...> Subject: [ia-bird] Shorebirding Johnson and Louisa Counties
Hawkeye WMA and Coralville Lake now has impressive numbers of shorebirds with variety improved altho the overwhelming majority are still Yellowlegs and Pecs. Most scoping was of offshore shorebirds and not close. Today I saw 16 species topped by these 2 notables at Sandy Beach;
4 American Avocets
1 Black-necked Stilt
Cone Marsh doesn't have Hawkeye's numbers but the variety is similar. The T Ave. pool is very low and definitely needs rain. Its distant shorebirds were
plentiful with Am. Golden-Plovers the most numerous.
Cone Marsh proper had only one shorebird flock, of mainly LB Dowitchers and Yellowlegs.
220 St. provided the best viewing with some shorebirds close enough to be seen from the car. Scoping the large pool on the north side yielded the following;