All, We will be doing another guided shorebird walk at Montezuma KM marsh this coming Sunday August 25th. We will meet at the visitor's center at 7 am. The dike between K-M marsh and Puddler's Marsh will be open to us. If folks want to meet at the East Rd parking area that is fine too. The group will arrive there by 715 am.
I got permission to scout KM marsh today and again there are a lot of birds. There really isn't that many shorebirds, but AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN, LAUGHING GULL and SNOWY EGRET rarities were a highlight. Diversity is high as I totaled 81 species! I also was able to get photos of both short and long billed dowitchers together and you can easily see the difference in the tertials since the birds were juveniles. I also got photos of the snowy egret next to the great egret which illustrated the size difference. I also got decent photos of the LAUGHING GULL and Pelican. See https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59198143 for my ebird list with photos. As always bring water, snacks, insect repellent and sunscreen. The weather is looking decent. Sunday looks like high pressure and fair weather. 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. 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://email@example.com/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/ --