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

Randy Hill re_hill at q.com
Thu Jul 24 16:15:51 PDT 2014


Shortly after Jim departed a Spotted Sandpiper wandered into view as well, at the east end by stop #12.



Randy Hill

Ridgefield



From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Jim Danzenbaker
Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2014 10:39 AM
To: tweeters tweeters; OBOL
Subject: [Tweeters] July 24 shorebirds at Ridgefield NWR - Wilson's Phalarope



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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