Shorebird Migration - the Bronx (NYC)

August 29, 2017

Besides warblers and other landbirds, many shorebirds are heading south right now and passing through NYC. In the Bronx, at the Orchard Beach parking lot, a series of temporary freshwater pools, each less than four inches deep, have become a favorite resting/feeding spot for these birds including several uncommon to rare species. Last week on 25 August (Friday at 6:30pm), alerted by by two friends, Deborah and I photographed Red-necked Phalaropes, formerly called Northern Phalaropes - see photos of the two birds at below. Then today at 8am, Jack Rothman photographed two Whimbrels at the same spot - see his two photos below and check out Jack's web site:







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