Date: 6/29/20 9:25 am From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Ocean Beach Park shorebird migration
The SYRE mouth is still tidal although the tidal range is pretty limited. Yesterday evening, there were lots of migrant shorebirds, including 440 Western Sandpipers, 2 Least Sandpipers, a Semipalmated Sandpiper, and 3 Short-billed Dowitchers. The other shorebirds present like Greater Yellowlegs were probably oversummering birds.
The shorebird flocks are all over the river but move around a lot. If you are patient, you can usually see them land on the mud spit opposite the car park. If there is no heat haze and you have a good scope, you can get decent looks. I had 9 Least Terns and there are lots of pelicans, gulls, and Caspian Terns at the river mouth itself.