Date: 5/15/19 6:49 am From: Brian Sullivan <heraldpetrel...> [CALBIRDS] <CALBIRDS-noreply...> Subject: [CALBIRDS] Odd weather event--heads up for vagrant shorebirds!
We're about to experience a fairly odd weather pattern with 2-3 significant fronts stacked up very late in the season. It could be nothing, but it bears keeping our thoughts and eyes open for trans-oceanic shorebirds that could be affected on their way north. Species such as Bar-tailed Godwit and Bristle-thighed Curlew come to mind. I wasn't living in California in 1998, but I did manage to see the Kehoe Beach Bristle-thighed Curlew. The timing here is similar. There was a lot of discussion then around the fallout of BTCU from California north through Washington due to odd weather. A subsequent paper is here: