Sunset Birding at the Meadows - Friday, August 16th, 2013

A nice evening and good birding. Lots of shorebirds to the east of the east path, where there were many Semipalmated and Least Sandpipers as well as Semipalmated Plover, and both Yellowlegs. In addition there were 2 Pectoral and 2 White-rumped Sandpipers in the mix. Lots of terns, gulls, and Black Skimmers on the beach and several Lesser Black-backed Gulls with the usual gulls.  Leaders: Karl Lukens, Chuck Slugg, Kathy & Roger Horn, and Jesse Amesbury.
48 species

Canada Goose  50
Mute Swan  8
American Black Duck  1
Mallard  25
Great Blue Heron  1
Great Egret  3
Snowy Egret  20
Green Heron  2
Glossy Ibis  18
Turkey Vulture  1
Osprey  2
Semipalmated Plover  35
American Oystercatcher  8
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  8
Ruddy Turnstone  3
Sanderling  50
Semipalmated Sandpiper  60
Least Sandpiper  60
White-rumped Sandpiper  2
Pectoral Sandpiper  2
Short-billed Dowitcher  4
Laughing Gull  35
Ring-billed Gull  4
Herring Gull  5
Lesser Black-backed Gull  3
Great Black-backed Gull  75
Least Tern  5
Common Tern  100
Forster's Tern  20
Royal Tern  35
Black Skimmer  230
Mourning Dove  30
Chimney Swift  4
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  4
Eastern Kingbird  4
Fish Crow  2
Purple Martin  10
Tree Swallow  10
Barn Swallow  10
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  5
Song Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  10
Common Grackle  2
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  2

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Great Egret [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Green Heron [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Semipalmated Plover and Pectoral Sandpiper [Photo by Karl Lukens]

Short-billed Dowitchers [Photo by Karl Lukens]

White-rumped Sandpiper [Photo by Karl Lukens]