Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Drought has ended!

Yesterday’s and last night’s torrential rains not only ended our water drought, at the 11th hour, it ended the worst July for shorebirds I have ever experienced in Sullivan County. This morning I headed out early to Apollo Plaza and … Continue reading

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Around the county during a quiet time.

The summer doldrums have been stifling recently. In spite of north-west winds most nights, migration is stalled here in Sullivan County. Even post breeding dispersal (such as with Great Egrets) has not happened for us. I wanted to get out … Continue reading

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Apollo Plaza

Apollo Plaza continues to be the best spot for shorebirds in the county today. A Greater Yellowlegs, 6 Killdeer, 3 Spotted Sandpipers and 9 Least Sandpipers have been present over the last two days. A quick kayaking of Morningside Park … Continue reading

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Bashakill – Common Gallinule Chicks

This afternoon I stopped by Haven Road while waiting to pick up our dinner. There has been little happening here lately with the high temps and humidity. Today however, it was rather active. Three Great Blue Herons were foraging along … Continue reading

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Apollo Plaza

As well as the Killdeer and the Least Sandpipers, we had our FOS GREATER YELLOWLEGS present this morning. Hopefully there are more good shorebirds to come.

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Sullivan’s first fall shorebirds

On this rather late date, I finally found two LEAST SANDPIPERS at the Apollo Plaza. These are the first fall shorebirds that I have seen here, and I have heard of no other reports. Hopefully this will be the start … Continue reading

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Jamaica Bay and Cupsogue County Park

Lance Verderame and I spent the day on Long Island, birding the above locations. We had a good day and got some new year birds for each of us. At Jamaica Bay, we had 10 species of shorebirds. The highlight … Continue reading

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