DeKorte Bird Report, Thursday evening


     We did a loop with birder Rob Fanning around the Marsh Discovery Trail yesterday evening and saw more than two dozen species, including these two Black-crowned Night Herons hanging out with yellowlegs. (Thanks, Rob!)

    We are posting here to give you an idea of the shorebirds that have been around. Rob did not see two of his target birds, the imm. Glossy Ibis and the Golden Plover — although they had been here most of the day.

   We did not think to look for the Wheatear as we had already had great looks and we were losing our light.

   Click "Continue reading to see Rob's full report.

Date: Thu, 17 Sep 2009
Location:     Richard W. Dekorte Park
Observation date:     9/17/09
Number of species:     25+

Gadwall     X
Mallard     X
Green-winged Teal     X
Ruddy Duck 1
Least Bittern     1
Great Blue Heron     X
Great Egret     X
Snowy Egret     X
Black-crowned Night-Heron     30+
Sora     1
Semipalmated Plover     1
Spotted Sandpiper     1
Greater Yellowlegs     X
Lesser Yellowlegs     X
Semipalmated Sandpiper     X
Least Sandpiper     X
Pectoral Sandpiper     2
Stilt Sandpiper     ~5
Short-billed Dowitcher     X
Long-billed Dowitcher     1+
Laughing Gull     X
Ring-billed Gull     X
Herring Gull     X
Great Black-backed Gull     X
Nightwhawk   3
Mourning Dove     X
American Robin     X

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