Date: 3/18/21 1:43 pm From: Nick Lethaby <nlethaby...> Subject: [sbcobirding] Recent birds and wetland thoughts
The two RN Grebes continue just W of Gaviota. One is now showing a red neck. Lots of Common Loons off the Gaviota/Canada San Onofre area today, with at least 60 present.
The wetlands around Goleta may get decent for shorebirds this spring. Devereux has a moderate amount of water and is attracting 30-40 ducks and will hopefully get a few shorebirds as migration ramps up. Area K is shallow enough around the edges that it is attracting stilts and dowitchers. Laguna Blanca looks great for shorebirds but only had a single Greater Yellowlegs. I suspect the issue there and at Devereux is lack of food as they were bone dry in late Jan. Hopefully the foodchain will build up over the next 2-3 weeks.