Shorebirding at Boundary Bay August 27th

Shorebirding at Boundary Bay August 27th

Unseasonable warm weather and a lingering high pressure system likely resulted in a paucity of migrating shorebirds. A walk to the 112th Street pump station from the foot of 104th during the rising tide did not produce the masses of shorebirds expected. At 112th Street were 1,000’s of dabbling ducks mainly Northern Pintail with smaller numbers of Mallard, Green-winged Teal and American Wigeon. At the tip were four Caspian Terns roosting with 20+ Ring-billed Gulls. Shorebirds were limited to four Black-bellied Plovers at the tip and close to the dyke two Killdeer, a single Lesser Yellowlegs and a basic plumaged Spotted Sandpiper. At the foot of 104th Street a Northern Rough-winged Swallow was foraging with a group of Barn Swallows.

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