Tag Archives: shorebirds

Sandy Bill

This week’s photo, taken April 29, 2017 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a DUNLIN, one of many shorebirds migrating north this time of year. This DUNLIN has dressed up for the long journey to its breeding grounds. … Continue reading

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Wave Runner

This week’s photo, taken December 26, 2016 on Playalinda Beach at Canaveral National Seashore near Titusville, Florida, features a SANDERLING, a small shorebird that famously plays ‘chicken’ with incoming waves. If you are old enough to remember The Tonight Show … Continue reading

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Take Me with You!

This week’s photo, taken May 4, 2016 at Richmond Beach Park in Shoreline, WA, features a migrating WESTERN SANDPIPER in breeding plumage. Migrating shorebirds are moving through our area now. WESTERN SANDPIPERS are heading north to their breeding grounds in … Continue reading

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A Mighty Wind

This week’s photo, taken from the pier in Edmonds, WA, features a small fraction of a large flock of DUNLIN, a common wintering shorebird in the Puget Sound area. More than 1000 DUNLIN are hanging out along the Edmonds shoreline … Continue reading

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Strength in Numbers

This week’s photo, taken September 5, 2015 in the marina at Westport, WA, features a couple dozen of the hundreds of MARBLED GODWITS that were packed tightly together on shore when our boat returned to the harbor at the end … Continue reading

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Shorebirds!

This week’s photo, taken May 3, 2015 at Bottle Beach, near Westport, WA, features a SEMIPALMATED PLOVER in flight. Our Master Birder class headed over to the coast for the weekend. We wished to witness the spring migration of shorebirds, … Continue reading

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Logrolling

This week’s photo, taken March 23, 2015 from the Edmonds Pier in Edmonds, WA, features a flock of SANDERLINGS striving for balance in life. Monday morning, while I was birding from the Edmonds Pier, I watched as an extremely long … Continue reading

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