Date: 10/10/18 10:50 am From: Will Richardson <t.will.richardson...> [sierra-nevadabirds] <sierra-nevadabirds-noreply...> Subject: [SierraNevadaBirds] Re: [ltbirding] Lapland Longspur Upper Truckee R. Marsh beach 10/9
Amazingly, Kaitlin Backlund found a different Lapland Longspur at Martis Creek Reservoir yesterday also!! Unfortunately, the South Tahoe bird was not refound, but there is almost none of that weedy beach habitat that they like. The Martis bird was found along the road and almost certainly will have moved on as well, but it might be worth a visit for those in the Truckee/N. Lake area.
The only previous Lapland Longspur for Tahoe was one on 9/29/02 found by Ed Pandolfino at Lake Forest Beach during a year where the lake was much lower.
T. Will Richardson, Ph.D.
Tahoe Institute for Natural Science