The Ruddy Turnstone
is among the beach residents, and as many as 15 species can be seen at one time.
Coincident ruddy turnstone
migration and horseshoe crab spawning creates an ecological 'hot spot' for influenza viruses.
These included the western sandpiper, found principally in the western Coastal Plain, where it occurred equally in the Beaufort Coastal Plain and Brooks Foothills ecoregions; white-rumped sandpiper, Baird's sandpiper, and buff-breasted sandpiper, found in disjunct regions of the Coastal Plain; semipalmated plover and ruddy turnstone
, found along riparian or gravel coastal areas; and whimbrel and Wilson's snipe, found in disjunct regions close to major rivers and in the Brooks Foothills ecoregion.
(Arenaria interpres), American avocets (Recurvirostra americana), long-billed curlews (Numenius americanus), whimbrels (N.
All virus sequences were obtained from ducks and domestic geese, with the exception of a chicken in China and the following from birds in the United States: a turkey in Minnesota, a guinea fowl in Nebraska, and ruddy turnstones
(Arenaria interpres) sampled in Delaware during 1995 and 2000.
Other shorebirds noted in small numbers were black-bellied plover, American golden-plover, pectoral sandpiper, purple sandpiper (Calidris maritima), red phalarope, ruddy turnstone
, and red knot (Calidris canutus).
Conversely, 21 species occurred after 1950 that had not been reported prior to that year: green-winged teal, northern pintail, greater scaup, common goldeneye, red-breasted merganser, golden eagle, gyrfalcon, black-bellied plover, ruddy turnstone
, sanderling, least sandpiper, white-rumped sandpiper, Thayer's gull, Iceland gull, glaucous gull, American robin, northern wheatear, yellow-rumped warbler, blackpoll warbler, Harris's sparrow, and white-crowned sparrow.
In general, pairs are best defined and thereby easiest to record in sanderling Calidris alba, followed in decreasing order by red knot, ruddy turnstone
Arenaria interpres, common ringed plover Charadrius hiaticula, and dunlin.
Species (1) No modelling, direct extrapolation Estimate [+ or -] SE Black-bellied plover 6205 [+ or -] 6234 Lesser golden-plover 1726 [+ or -] 2414 Ruddy turnstone
25066 [+ or -] 11198 Semipalmated sandpiper 12022 [+ or -] 9953 White-rumped sandpiper 129846 [+ or -] 35344 Red phalarope 188684 [+ or -] 25144 All species (1) 363549 [+ or -] 66434 [Part 2 of 3] TABLE 4.
And in that smiling lull, gulls circling overhead, ruddy turnstones
skittering at the edge of the surf, I scramble around to understand the quantum psychomathematics of our intimate exchange.
Whether you're swimming, clamming, surfcasting or bird watching at the coast, expect to see now semipalmated and black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones
, whimbrels, lesser and greater yellowlegs, red knots, spotted, solitary, pectoral, white-rumped, semipalmated, and least sandpipers, short-billed and long-billed dowitchers, Hudsonian godwits and sanderlings.
Prevalence of AIV in ruddy turnstones
(Arenaria interpres morinella) increased after arrival, peaked in mid-late May, and decreased prior to departure.
The young reader meets a progression of birds beginning with the perhaps familiar, and easily remembered, red-winged blackbird, to the endangered red knots and ruddy turnstones
, that all depend on the bounty provided by eggs laid by the horseshoe crabs.
The north central coast of Brazil is the most important wintering area in South America for roseate spoonbills, black-bellied plovers, ruddy turnstones
, whimbrels, and willets, and is also critical fez sanderlings, semipalmated sandpipers, short-billed dowitchers, and red knots.
Gulls, grackles, sandpipers, red knots and ruddy turnstones
all stop for a two-week snack in the midst of their 10,000-mile trek from South America to northern Canada--"like marathon runners in search of bowls of pasta," says Perry Plumart, director of government relations for the National Audubon Society.