To answer a request about information on looking at shorebirds - It was suggested to me by a birder who lived on the coast in Duxbury to view shorebirds at high tide instead of low tide. This way, all the birds will be focused in a smaller area, and viewing is a lot easier. Also, they will be closer together and comparisons between species are more easily made. You'll still need a scope, but you'll get a much better view. Best of luck. Audrey
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