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

Penny Koyama plkoyama at comcast.net
Sun Jul 31 09:51:49 PDT 2016


All shorebirds still present at muddy ponds btwn Spoffotd Pond and Riffe L. Tho could not pull out SP Sand. Also here are Lesser Yellowlegs (w Greater) and SP Plover. Great shorebirding in Lewis Co !
Penny Koyama, Bothell

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> On Jul 30, 2016, at 6:21 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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