SA42 Shorebird Spectacle at the Marsh 1 | 2017
Time - 6:00 am - 9:00 am
Trip Leader(s): David Fix
Witness tens of thousands of shorebirds gathered on the mudflats of North Humboldt Bay. Approaching high breeding condition, these northbound Arctic and subarctic nesters swarm and vocalize in a manner that cannot be experienced at other seasons. This has become a featured trip of Godwit Days, and it is also offered on Sunday and Monday (see event #SU74, #MO101). The number of birds on the move is staggering and can be experienced daily during this northward spring migration push. Shorebird species expected include: Western and Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Marbled Godwit, Willet, dowitchers, Black-bellied Plover and American Avocet.