Friday, May 14, 2010

5/14 Hwy 79 Corridor

Hwy 79 Corridor • Firma and Dalbow Roads • Clarance Cannon National Wildlife Refuge

Started out at the intersection of Firma and Dalbow Roads and immediately found the Hudsonian Godwit. Paul and a few other birders arrived a short time later and found Stilts, White-rumpeds, Phalaropes and Dowitchers. After shooting, seems like, 100k or more photos we went up to Clarance Cannon NWR. Hardly any shorebirds were found but we did see a group of more then 35 (counted) Long-billed Dowitchers hidden in the weeds. We returned on the way home to see the Godwit.

A few of the birds seen, complete set and larger sizes in gallery. Click here to view the gallery.
For location of birds click for Map here.

Firma and Dalbow Roads St. Charles County
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Hudsonian Godwit Least Sandpiper Hudsonian Godwit Dunlin Wilson's Phalarope Stilt Sandpiper Long-billed Dowitchers Hudsonian Godwit Long-billed Dowitcher Wilson's Phalarope Semipalmated Plover Hudsonian Godwit Hudsonian Godwit Hudsonian Godwit Wilson's Phalarope White-rumped Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Hudsonian Godwit

Clarance Cannon National Wildlife Refuge
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Dickcissel Eastern Kingbird Yellow-billed Cuckoo Orchard Oriole Louisiana Waterthrush Snapping Turtle Bald Eagles Cliff Swallow Dickcissel Long-billed Dowitchers

Preview of Photos in gallery

1 comment:

  1. Al, wondered where you were.. great pictures as usual.. I saw the H.godwit also, a life bird for me. Did you ever shoot that cerulean? This was not a great weekend for birding.. weather wise...