There is currently an adult male Hudsonian Godwit along the east side of
the East Pond at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens. It is just north of
the Raunt, and visible from the overlook at the end of the Big John’s Pond

There is also an adult White-faced Ibis (presumably the continuing bird)
that was initially at the south end of the pond, then in the same vicinity
as the godwit (presumably the same individual having relocated), and now
not currently in view from my vantage. A Gull-billed Tern is also foraging
around the pond.

I recommend knee-high rubber boots for anyone wanting to actually walk the
edge of the pond from either south or north ends, though they are not
necessary to view the pond from the south end or the Big John’s Pond trail.

Good Birding
-Doug Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY.


Douglas Gochfeld. Brooklyn, NY.
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