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Sightings

Rare Shorebirds in the Area

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This past week some rare shorebirds (for our area) dropped in at Lake Kirby. A Piping Plover

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and a Sanderling on the 6th of May were seen and photographed by Lorie Black.

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Six Hudsonian Godwits were seen at Abilene’s waste water ponds in Jones County on the 13th. OK, the picture isn’t very clear so click here to see what a Hudsonian Godwit really looks like. The last time these birds were seen in Abilene was April 30, 1994. White-rumped Sandpipers numbering between 75 to 100 were also seen. They aren’t exactly rare but we don’t see them very often. A few pictures can be seen here.

One Response to “Rare Shorebirds in the Area”

  1. Jay Says:

    Actually, I’ve seen Hudsonian Godwits twice in the Abilene area. Once with you at Lake Kirby on April 30, 1994 and by myself at Waste Water on May 26, 2002.