Date: 7/7/20 6:36 am
From: Matthew via CTBirds <ctbirds...>
Subject: Re: [CT Birds] Eurasian Shorebirds in our area
To follow up on Dave’s insight:

From reports I’m hearing from friends in California about abnormally high shorebird numbers for this time of year (peaking about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal) along with a researcher in Montana who is reporting that a large number of his satellite tagged Hudsonian Godwits in AK have already started moving south over two weeks ago, it sounds like there could have been a bad breeding season in the arctic (at the very least, Western Alaska) this year. A potential for a longer shorebird migration period may result in more rarities being discovered. It’s definitely worth checking not only the popular spots, but under-reported locations as well for anything that may decide to take a CT vacation.

-Matt Bell
Vernon

> On Jul 7, 2020, at 09:21, David Provencher via CTBirds <ctbirds...> wrote:
>
> 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.
>
> Dave Provencher
> Preston
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