Date: 9/15/20 9:01 am From: Cinnamon Bergeron <cinnamonbergeron...> Subject: Re: [cobirds] Ruddy Turnstone at Blanca Wetlands
I went out to the Blanca Wetlands yesterday. Wow, that place is beautiful and HUGE! There are so many ponds.
I was hoping to find some of the Sandpipers that I have not yet seen (Western and Stilt) and the Long billed Curlew. All I could find were Pectoral Sandpipers. I reported 50 Pectorals on ebird, but I think there were more than that. They were everywhere. I did not see any Bairds or Least. Maybe I am just not capable of telling the difference. I am still very green when it comes to waterbirds.
It was a fabulous day. I am so glad I went. I got two lifers... Marsh Wren and Nashville Warbler. I saw lots of other great birds. Here is my ebird checklist: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73616598
Thank you for your email. It encouraged me to drive 3 hours to see this fabulous Wetland.
If you have time, let me know if you think I just wasn't looking in the right place or if maybe I did see them and looked over them.
On Sun, Sep 13, 2020 at 1:40 PM <mvjo......> <mvjohnski...> wrote: