Noteworthy bird sightings: August 2011

A single Upland Sandpiper was flushed from a dry field in the South Oropouche Lagoon  on 31 August 2011. The Upland Sandpiper is a rare North American visitor. Unlike other sandpipers, the Upland Sandpiper is usually found away from water on dry land and is said to be fond of exposed perches such as fence-posts. Oddly enough, this bird was found less than 100 feet away from another field where an Upland Sandpiper was observed in June 2008.

Upland Sandpiper (Bartramia longicauda)

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