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whimbrel discovered by Silverleapers (#5874)

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Sighting Info

Observed: August 10, 2014 @ 1:00 PM
Posted on: November 10, 2014 @ 10:44 PM (diff: 92 days)
Major staging area for whimbrel from mid July to August 15th. Critical habitat is the crow berry patches within 400m of the ocean. These birds then leave for the Caribbean and Argentina (some 6500 miles non stop over the open Atlantic - 6 days and nights flying). Many will fly back along western North America on the way to Yukon/Alaska region.

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By sam on 11/11/2014 9:13:25 AM

A wonderful photo!! Also appreciate your comments on their migration and abundance in your area. Like!!

By Tclenche on 11/11/2014 10:43:52 AM

great photo.
i love the detailed explanation as I have never observed this species before!

By Lessa on 11/14/2014 9:08:04 AM

Really nice sighting. Thanks for posting it!

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