Friday 26 April 2013

Texas and Louisiana

Early morning birding on Galveston Island in Texas added two new species to the Wader Quest tally; Eastern Willet and Semipalmated Sandpiper.

'Eastern' WIllet

Semipalmated Sandpiper with Dunlin
The drive along the coast to Cameron added a couple of new species too, Solitary Sandpiper and Pectoral Sandpiper.

Pectoral Sandpiper
In addition we came cross this Wilson's Snipe in a ditch beside the road.

Wilson's Snipe
This evening we attended a meeting of the Louisiana Ornithological Society where we heard a great talk by Jared Wolfe about banding in Louisiana and beyond. Tomorrow we are due to give a talk about Wader Quest and WWT Spoon-billed Sandpiper Captive Breeding Programme.

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