Thursday, July 25, 2013

Jamaica Bay Shorebirds Depart with Cold Front...

With the cold front moving through the area, shorebirds took advantage of the weather to press on with their journey. Today on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay there were fewer birds than in the past days. The highlights were 1 Long-billed Dowitcher, 1 Western Sandpiper and a couple of White-rumped Sandpiper.

The detailed shorebird numbers are as follows:
Black-belied Plover: 2
American Oystercatcher: 34
Spotted Sandpiper: 3
Greater Yellowlegs: 9
Lesser Yellowlegs: 13 
Semipalmated Sandpiper: 1300
Western Sanpiper: 1
Least Sandpiper: 14 
White-rumped Sandpiper:
Stilt Sandpiper: 8
Short-billed Dowitcher: 160  
Long-billed Dowitcher: 1

Not the sharpest of images, but there is no mistaking the Long-billed Dowitcher
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