It Sure Be Shorebird Season Now  

While shorebirds have been moving south for a month and a half now, it's generally been common species. While even early summer can produce rarities, not much of that was happening on Long Island this year. So we look to late August and September for the arrival of regular but less common species (and juveniles) to spice up the variety. Perfectly timed to entertain at the Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival was this Hudsonian Godwit. Other ecent sightings have included American Golden Plover, Baird's Sandpiper, and Western Sandpiper.