Sunday, September 7, 2014

In Honor of World Shorebirds Day

Piping plover at Reid State Park, Maine 2014
 This weekend I am participating in World Shorebird's Day. From September 5-7th I will be out counting birds at four different sites in my area and submitting those counts to eBird. They will simultaneously go to the World Shorebird's database as well as scientist and citizens set out to document and appreciate shorebirds world wide. Many species of shorebirds are endangered due to loss of habitat and other environmental hazards. I want to do my part to help preserve these species so that others will be able to see and appreciate these amazing birds for years to come. Here are a few photos of some of the shorebirds I have seen in my travels across the United States. Click on the links below for more info or to visit my blog.

Piping Plover Chick on Plum Island, MA 2014

Sign posted at Reid State park to protect critical nesting sites.

Semipalmated Plover Revere Beach, MA 2011

Sanderlings at Harkness Memorial Park, CT 2011

Least Sandpiper, Tucson, AZ 2009

Solitary Sandpiper, Portland, ME 2014

Greater Yellowlegs, Cape Cod, 2011

Dunlin, Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, NJ 2013

Willet, Cape Cod, MA 2011

Black-necked Stilt, Tucson, AZ 2008

American Oystercatchers, Chatham, MA 2011

Killdeer, Killingly, CT 2014

Snowy Egret, Gilbert Water Ranch, AZ 2012

Dunlin and sandpipers, Sandy Point, Plum Island, MA 2011

American Avocets, Lake Cochise, Willcox, AZ 2013

Mixed Flock of shorebirds at the Salton Sea, CA 2012

Long-billed Curlews at sunset on Lake Cochise, Willcox, AZ 2013



  1. Amazing pictures and beautiful birds ! Great captured life of the birds !

  2. I especially like that Piping Plover 1st photo. It's a great collection. Good luck with the counts.

    1. happy wanderer, I did have a fun time and saw different species at all 4 locations!

  3. I was so amazed when I saw a sandpiper at the Wetlands! :-) Love your photos....nice variety of shore birds!

    1. Thank you Marie! Sandpipers often show up at Sweetwater!

  4. I did my part! I even found a Pectoral! Not bad for Arizona:)

    1. Chris, that's great! And thanks for participating!

  5. Marvelous shore bird shots ~ they are such gems!

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  6. Great shorebirds shots all, but the most endearing is the Piping Plover.

  7. You've seen some real beauties over the years, Kathie! So very lovely ... each and every one of them! Wonderful photographs!