Date: 4/29/19 1:51 pm From: DJ Lauten and KACastelein <deweysage...> Subject: [obol] Coos shorebirds
It has been one of the best weekends for shorebird migration in a long time, and today was the cream of the crop. We were at New River all morning and had spectacular numbers of mostly peeps moving north up the river and beach. At one point we had 20,000 on the mudflats. Our count for the day without including Bandon Marsh was 77,000. Bandon Marsh appeared to have about 15-20,000 birds this afternoon - we did not stay long or do a real count there. This certainly was our second best day in 23 years out there. We are both gobsmacked and bewildered. We giggled, laughed, and had tears of joy. Truly one of nature's amazing events. There are birds all over Bandon......flying over homes, thru backyards......just awesome.
If I post some videos we took I will let you know.