[Tweeters] Warm Beach Shorebirds

Marcus Roening marcus at rainierconnect.com
Wed Aug 9 16:38:52 PDT 2017

Hi Tweets,

Good shorebirds this past week at Warm Beach at the mouth of the Stillaguamish River. Public access is limited, with one walk in kayak access, but zero parking until about 4 blocks away. Better kayak access with parking is available where Marine View drive crosses the Stilly.

On the incoming tide today, walking in the mud and sand, I saw 22! Juvenile Baird's Sandpipers - usually I see 2, at most. They seemed to like the area filled with small debris from the Oso landslide near the pilings.

Black-bellied Plovers 200+
Greater Yellowlegs - today 30+, but had 92 last Sunday (personal high count)
Lesser Yellowlegs - 1 (4 on Sun)
Least Sandpipers- usually 12-20
Western Sandpipers- small flocks 80-150 all juveniles

Band-tailed Pigeons - 62 this week and a notable high count. Counts for the past 5 years have been in the 30-40 range.

Good birding,

Marcus Roening
Tacoma WA
Sent from my iPhone

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