Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Shorebirding Continues at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge...

As we hit mid October, shorebirds continue to filter into the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens NY.  Although numbers are in single digits for most species, the addition of a juvenile Hudsonian Godwit seen last week and a Buff-breasted Sandpiper seen yesterday, has increased the number of species of shorebirds this year on the East Pond.  Especially, pleasing has been the opportunity to see some species of shorebirds in juvenile plumage and being able to study them at length.

Left - Juvenile Hudsonian Godwit a first for me on the East Pond
I will continue to post updates on shorebirds on the East Pond and will have a wrap up post with a comprehensive list of the species seen this year.  I am hopeful that before the season comes to a close, I could add one or two more species.
1st of two American Golden Plovers I found on the East Pond Recently.

American Golden Plover on the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge.

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