[Tweeters] Long-billed Curlew in Lewis Co. + a few other shorebirds

Russ Koppendrayer russkope at gmail.com
Sat Jul 30 19:26:36 PDT 2016

It was still there at 7 pm and seen by Anne Kahle and myself. 200th Cowlitz
Co. Species for Anne. Thanks for the prompt post Matt.

Russ Koppendrayer
Longview, WA
On Jul 30, 2016 6:23 PM, "Matt Bartels" <mattxyz at earthlink.net> wrote:

> Hi Tweets -

> Today in Lewis County there was a Long-billed Curlew at the east end of

> Riffe Lake — it was visible by walking Glenoma Rd [ the blocked road off

> Champion Haul Rd.] to the east end of the lake. It seemed to fly around a

> decent amount between there and the camping area a little south, vocalizing

> a good bit.


> Later, at the west end of the lake, accessed from the trail next to the

> spillway between Riffe and Swofford Pond, I found a nice flock of

> shorebirds that included a Long-billed Dowitcher, a couple Baird’s

> Sandpipers, and at least one Semipalmated Sandpiper, along w/ several

> Western & Leasts, and at least 4 Spotted Sandpipers.


> This evening, north of Kalama in Cowlitz Co., at the Sportsman Bar access

> off Kalama River Rd., a Baird’s Sandpiper was hanging out on the bar —

> nice!


> Matt Bartels

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