Golf Course Birds

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Posted by Vicki on August 08, 2002 at 10:19:11:

And yesterday at the Furnace Creek golf course , there were three juvenile
Baird's Sandpipers. In general, the shorebird numbers were quite low other than Killdeer and Spotted Sandpipers, which were abundant. I
saw perhaps five Western Sandpipers and about ten Leasts, and that was in
nearly three hours of walking the shoreline. There were quite a few
Wilson's Phalaropes in the ponds at the south end of the lake, along with a
few Willets and one Greater Yellowlegs.

The generally low number of shorebirds was a bit surprising, as I had just
finished birding at the south shore of Lake Tahoe earlier in the day (on the
California side, at Tahoe Keys) and there were lots of birds, including one
Red-necked Phalarope, Wilson's Phalaropes, a juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher
plus a couple of unidentified Dowitchers, a couple of Snowy Plovers, lots of
Semipalmated Plovers, Willets, and many Western and Least Sandpipers.

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