[Tweeters] July 24 shorebirds at Ridgefield NWR - Wilson's Phalarope

Jim Danzenbaker jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
Thu Jul 24 10:38:39 PDT 2014


Hi Tweeters and OBOLers,

For the third consecutive morning, I visited Ridgefield NWR, Clark County,
WA to find out how shorebird diversity and quantity have changed over the
last several days. This morning's shorebird tally on S. Big Lake (on the
right side of the auto tour loop on the south end of Rest Lake - between
markers 11 and 12) follows (Tuesday-Wednesday-Thursday):

Killdeer: 15-15-10
Semipalmated Plover: 1-1-3
Greater Yellowlegs: 15-18-28
Lesser Yellowlegs: 1-1-1
Least Sandpiper: 40-25-49
Western Sandpiper: 12-0-6
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER: 1-0-0
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER 0-0-1
Pectoral Sandpiper: 5-4-1
Long-billed Dowitcher: 10-15-45
Wilson's Snipe: 6-12-8
SOLITARY SANDPIPER: 0-1-0
WILSON'S PHALAROPE: 0-0-1

Shorebird enthusiasts who are planning to visit the refuge should consult
the local tide table. High tide or the rising tide is best (closest to
Vancouver tides:http://www.ezfshn.com/Tides/USA/Washington/Vancouver).
Mornings also seem best.

Daily sightings of River Otter continue.

The southwest corner of Rest Lake is beginning to attract shorebirds
including Long-billed Dowitcher (15) and Greater Yellowlegs (5) this
morning.

Keep your eyes and ears skyward.

Jim
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Jim Danzenbaker
Battle Ground, WA
360-702-9395
jdanzenbaker at gmail.com
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