Presqu'ile IBA Shorebird Survey

Robert Riggs m-r.riggs at
Fri Sep 12 12:38:56 EDT 2003

Doug McRae and I did the IBA Shorebird Survey this morning and had 13
species mainly seen on the Natural Beach and also Beach 3 and 4.  We
also saw two or three Merlin.

16   Killdeer (lj, 15u)
75   Semipalmated Plovers (71j, 4u)
30   Sanderlings (30j)
113 Semipalmated Sandpipers (113j)
12   Least Sandpipers (12j)
3     Baird's Sandpipers (3j)
4     Red Knots (4j)
2     American Golden Plovers (2j)
3     Black-bellied Plovers (1a, 2j)
4     Dunlin (4j)
1     Spotted Sandpiper (1j)
1     White-rumped Sandpiper (1a)
3     Short-billed Dowitchers (3j)

Maureen Riggs
m-r.riggs at

Directions: To each Presqu'ile take the Brighton exit from Hwy 401 and
travel south into town.  From Brighton follow the signs to Presqu'ile.

Robert Riggs <m-r.riggs at>

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