I try to look at the eBird map of current-year reports for species when checking first reports for the Cayuga Lake Basin. That map for Upland Sandpiper is fascinating.There are many reports from the Texas-to-western-Louisiana Gulf Coast northward through eastern Kansas, and quite a few along the Gulf Coast to Alabama with scattered reports north of there north to Illinois and Wisconsin.
But Upland Sandpipers are only reported, so far, from ten sites total in the Eastern Time Zone: There are a couple reports from the Florida Keys, one from north Florida near Jacksonville, a very popular bird near Athens, Georgia that lots of folks saw over several days, two sites in Ohio (one with multiple birds), one bird in Michigan, and 3 single-bird sites scattered across southern Ontario in Canada. And there are zero Upland Sandpiper reports from South Carolina through New York and New England. Perhaps “our” Upland Sandpipers migrate north from Texas before turning east through Ohio then across the Lake Ontario Plain to arrive in Seneca Falls. If that’s true, I wonder how many other species arrive from the west at the north end of the Cayuga Lake Basin. - - Dave Nutter > On Apr 18, 2019, at 6:53 AM, psaracin <psara...@rochester.rr.com> wrote: > > Cool. Back from the Argentine. 4000 miles- give or take..... > > -------- Original message -------- > From: Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@me.com> > Date: 4/18/19 4:29 AM (GMT-05:00) > To: CayugaBirds-L b <email@example.com> > Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Upland Sandpiper > > Yesterday, 17 April, Reuben Stoltzfus saw 2 Upland Sandpipers at the Lott > Farm, which is east of NYS-414 and north of Martin Rd in Seneca Falls. > I believe this is new for the Cayuga Lake Basin for the year, and I have > added it to the list on the Cayuga Bird Club website, Resources page. > > - - Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --