All, We will be doing the first guided shorebird walk at Montezuma this coming Sunday August 11th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am. The dike between K-M marsh and Puddler Marsh will be open to us. I suggest we all meet at the visitor's center at 7 am because I want to go where the birds are first. If wildlfe drive is active (which it has been lately) we will go there first, then over to the dike. If the K-M Marsh starts picking up with shorebirds this week, we will go there first and then potentially do wildlife drive. I want to be flexible so we can see the most birds possible. Also, if you have field leader experience and/or are an expert in bird ID/shorebirds and want to assist I would really appreciate it. In the past contributions from others have made the field trips more successful.
As always bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen. The weather is looking decent this far out. A nice cold front will be passing by Thursday night/Friday so this should crank up migration. Sunday looks like high pressure and fair weather. Keep your fingers crossed it stays this way because it could be pretty decent weather and migration wise. Any questions let me or Andrea Van Beusichem know (I cc'ed her on this email). Thanks to both Andrea and Linda Ziemba from Montezuma for continuing this popular program. I have received multiple inquiries over the past few weeks. Best, Dave Nicosia -- NYSbirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsWELCOME.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsRULES.htm http://www.NortheastBirding.com/NYSbirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L 3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01 Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --