Coastal species include ruddy turnstone, dunlin, pectoral sandpiper, and red phalarope; Widespread species include black-bellied plover, semipalamated sandpiper, long-billed dowitcher
, and red-necked phalarope; and Inland species are represented by American golden-plover.
On March 12, 1945, he saw approximately 25 dowitchers
(Limnodromus semipalmatus) feeding in shallow water in Sharjah Creek and, on a return visit on March 21, he found more than 100 present.
, similar to a common snipe with a pinkish front and brown plumage, was first spotted by three locals on Saturday.
minutilla) were grouped as "small peeps," and both dowitchers
(Limnodromus griseus and L.
Our finding of higher long-billed dowitcher
densities at Teshekpuk than at Prudhoe Bay is consistent with other studies, which found that dowitchers
are not a common breeder at Prudhoe Bay (Hohenberger et al.
The lower river near Long Beach features significant migrant species, including the western sandpiper, least sandpiper, black-necked stilt, long-billed dowitcher
, semipalmated plover and black-bellied plover.
A short-billed Dowitcher
sent birdwatchers into a flap when it arrived near Aberdeen - possibly blown by strong winds.
Among the rarities are the American Avocet, Marbled Godwit, Hudsonian Godwit, Red Knot, Western Sandpiper, White-rumped Sandpiper, Baird's Sandpiper, Buff-breasted Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher
, and Rednecked Phalarope.
squatarola), dunlin (Calidris alpina), long-billed dowitcher
(Limnodromus scolopaceus), pectoral sandpiper (C.
Bias noted one ``happy surprise'': The farmers' artificial wetlands are attracting many shore birds, including the dunlin long-billed dowitcher
and the least sandpiper.
This is likely the situation for the pelagic species such as jaegers, arctic terns, and red phalaropes, and for species entering the flyway along the North American west coast, such as western sandpiper, dunlin, and long-billed dowitcher
Meanwhile a long-billed dowitcher
and green-winged teal both remained at Inner Marsh Farm RSPB reserve, Burton.
Unlike the similar dowitcher
, which is illegal to hunt, the migratory bird does not flock, makes a buzzing sound when it flies and has no white on its back.
Only seven species occurred in more than 25% of the clusters across the entire study area (American golden-plover, semipalmated sandpiper, pectoral sandpiper, dunlin, long-billed dowitcher
, rednecked phalarope, and red phalarope).
Over the years I've enjoyed king eiders, black stork and short-billed dowitcher
along this coast, which is often overlooked as people rush to Scotland's birding crown jewels in Speyside.