Date: 7/7/20 6:22 am From: David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> Subject: [CT Birds] Eurasian Shorebirds in our area
Rhode Island is having a remarkable string of rare shorebirds recently with Terek Sandpiper, Red-necked Stint, and Little Stint. From a probability point of view, these three occurring as single individuals in one small geographic area and time period is not highly likely. It also is quite possible that there are other individuals in our area as yet unfound. Most likely species to have others around is Red-necked Stint and least likely is Terek's. The Terek's is likely from Asia but the Stints could be of European origin as well as Asia. So CT birders should be on alert and checking known shorebirds spots now for these and other potential Eurasian Shorebirds. Not to mention the RI known birds may move through CT in the near future.