Date: 7/31/20 9:27 am
From: Mary Ellen & Tom Tetreau <ttetreau1...>
Subject: [Maine-birds] Re: Whimbrels have returned
Can you tell us the best place be to view these birds where there maybe
public access? Thank you.

On Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 3:23:01 PM UTC-4, Merle and Anne Archie wrote:
> At last, today - on the same date as last year - 35 Whimbrel showed up on
> the mudflats of Flat Bay, Harrington, during the daytime low tide. Our
> experience of the last 6 years tells us that there will be a larger number
> of birds coming in during the next 5-7 days. I am unsure if we will ever
> see the 169 Whimbrel we observed in one flock in 2014, but we can always
> hope...
> Other shorebirds are dribbling in - flocks of 200+ Semipalmated Sandpipers
> with smaller numbers of Semipalmated Plover, Short-billed Dowitchers and
> Black-bellied Plover. August is the big month on Flat Bay with thousands
> of shorebirds feeding on the flats.
> Merle and Anne Archie
> Harrington, ME

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