Date: 7/19/20 1:13 am From: David Bailey <davidcbaileyoregon...> Subject: [obol] North Coast shorebird migration becomes obvious
I was on the Beach after work the lat three days in Clatsop County. Southbound shorebird migration has become apparent with over a hundred each of SANDERLINGS, WESTERN SANDPIPERS, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS in the few miles of beach I surveyed on 17 July. At Trestle Bay (Fort Stevens State Park) today (18 July) I saw the first juvenile WESTERN SANDPIPER in a flock of 125 adult Westerns. A juvenile SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER was also in the flock. This was a duller and shorter-billed individual than I reported from 13 July nearby.
Another birder was checking Clatsop beaches on Friday and reported seeing both BLACK and RUDDY (2) TURNSTONES and many Western Sandpipers (all adults).
Others are reporting Marbled Godwits in the dozens from Trestle Bay during low tide. I seem to only get out there during the flood and they've gone somewhere else.