Semipalmated Sandpiper

Field Trip: LA River

Sat, Sep 09, 2023

Leaders: Mark and Janet Scheel

In September shorebird migration is in full swing, as wintering birds return and transients pass through. Our August trip was canceled because of Hurricane Hilary, but September is just as good! We usually see many Western and Least Sandpipers, both Yellowlegs, both Dowitchers, two Phalaropes, and more. We will be on the lookout for rarities like Solitary, Baird’s, or Semipalmated Sandpipers.

We will walk along a flat bike path along the river, and cover about a mile or so one way, at slow birding pace.

Be prepared for anything, but if your shorebird ID skills are rusty, we will spend as much time as necessary on the more common species to get everyone comfortable with them.

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