Most were Semi-Palmated Sandpipers - rest were Sanderlings, Short Billed Dowitchers, Ruddy Turnstones -all in great numbers. Other species included American Oystercatchers, Black Skimmers, Semi-Palmated Plover (1), Spotted Sandpiper (1, summer resident), Common and Least Terns, Common Loons (2, there were 4 a few days ago), one each of Black Crowned Night Heron, Great Egret and Snowy Egret.
I tried to find more uncommon types in the mixed flock but did find any. I did find a tagged Semi-Palmated Sandpiper - blue tag with "UCH" on it. It seemed to have a problem with one of it's legs.
|Coast Guard Sandbar|
|Short Billed Dowitchers, Ruddy Turnstones, Semipalmated Sandpipers|
|Oystercatchers and Sanderlings|
|Ruddy Turnstone and Semipalmated Sandpipers|
|Per bandedbirds.org, this Semipalmated Sandpiper was banded January 29, 2013 at Coroa dos Ovos, Maranhao, Brazil: -1.447344 -45.161111. It’s very exciting to have the first report for this bird since it was banded!|