Tag: shorebird migration

Boucher’s Birding Blog: Delaware Shorebirds in August

Written by | September 11th, 2009

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Late summer birding!? But it’s still hot in many parts of the country, hot and sultry and not much seems to be happening with songbirds, right? They’re in their post-breeding slump, molting and fattening up, getting ready to go south… But not every bird. There are birds are on the wing — shorebirds! They are […]

Breeding Is a Bust for Our Whimbrels

Written by | July 21st, 2009

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A few weeks ago, Cool Green Science started following the progress of five whimbrels on their flights north to breeding grounds in central Canada. One female shorebird, Hope, amazed us all when she changed her flight direction and touched down in northwest Canada. But now we have some disappointing news to share. Due to a […]

Whimbrel Takes a Turn

Written by | July 1st, 2009

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My fingers can barely move fast enough across the keyboard today. As soon as we broke the news on the whereabouts of our five tagged whimbrels, I received an urgent and excited email from my colleague Barry Truitt, chief conservation scientist for The Nature Conservancy’s Virginia Coast Reserve: “This just in — Hope has departed […]

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