Sanderling, Semipalmated Sandpiper at Crowley Reservoir (8/5)

From: Owens Valley Bird Study Group (posted by Chris Howard)
Date: 8/6/01
Time: 2:28:09 PM
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A good number of shorebirds were seen on Sunday's (8/5/01) Owens Valley Bird Study Group trip to Crowley Reservoir. We had great views of an adult SANDERLING in alternate plumage on the east side, 0.5 miles north of Layton Springs and a juvenile SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER at the northwest arm. Sixteen shorebird species in all including: LEAST SANDPIPER, WESTERN SANDPIPER, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-NECKED STILT, KILLDEER, SNOWY PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, WILSON'S and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, and WILLET. This area certainly deserves attention in the next couple months. Birds are easily approached on the east side, north of Layton Springs, and at the Owens River delta, but serious mud-slogging is involved at the northwest arm. Good Birding, -Chris