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Forsythe NWR Shorebird Trip

May 22, 2021 – 8 participants, high cloud cover and good temperatures. Trip was timed to coincide with high tide at 8:00 AM for maximum shorebird volume potential. 2 other bird groups were there too- Atlantic Audubon and NJ Audubon

Trip Leaders: Yong Kong, Harvey Tomlinson and Marc Chelemer

This trip was not for the faint of heart. Trip leader(s) Yong Kong, Harvey Tomlinson, Marc Chelemer battled the dust and bugs to show participants some common shorebirds including Dunlin, Semi-palmated Sandpipers, a few White-rumped Sandpipers, Short-billed Dowitchers and rare birds including Curlew Sandpiper and TWO Red-necked Phalaropes. No-see-ums numbered in the millions and drove off a few participants early but the tough ones hung in there for the whole loop.

eBird Checklist: Pennsylvania eBird Checklist – 22 May 2021 – Edwin B. Forsythe NWR–Wildlife Drive (8-mile auto tour loop only) – 46 species