What's Inside for 2011

Cover: Eastern Screech Owl

January: Merlin

February: Carolina Wrens

March: Little Blue Heron

April: Common Grackle

May: Piping Plover

June: Red-bellied Woodpecker

July: Cedar Waxwing

August: Pectoral Sandpiper & Semipalmated Sandpiper

September: Snowy Egret &
Double-crested Cormorant

October: Black-throated Blue Warbler

November: Bufflehead

December: Eastern Screech Owl

Back Cover: All


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August 2011, Pectoral Sandpiper & Semipalmated Sandpiper, juveniles

August 2011: Pectoral Sandpiper (Calidris melanotos) and
Semipalmated Sandpiper (Calidris semipalmatus)

Shorebirds migrating south from the Arctic begin arriving in early August. Pectorals are tall sandpipers with dark streaked breasts, yellowish legs, and two-toned bills. Semipalmated Sandpipers are much smaller with black feet and bills and light throats and breasts. Both of these are juveniles.