This is the Vermont Rare Bird Alert for September 10, 2007 covering the
period September 3 - 9, 2007.
Highlights this week include the following migrating
shorebirds: AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER (1 present all week at Brilyea Access
area, Dead Creek, last sighted 9/9), WHIMBREL (Charlotte Town Beach, 9/4),
STILT SANDPIPER (Brilyea Access: 2-9/4, 3-9/6, 4-9/8, 5-9/9), BUFF-BREASTED
(1 on 9/5 and 9/6, Brilyea Access) and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE (2 on 9/9,
Brilyea Access and an unconfirmed sighting of 7 on 9/5).
GREAT BLUE HERONS have been seen in large numbers, including
90 at Dead Creek on 9/4, 113 on 9/5 and 150 on 9/6.
A RING-NECKED PHEASANT and young were observed at Dead Creek
The family of three SANDHILL CRANES was spotted at Bristol
Pond on 9/6.
The following shorebirds were seen regularly throughout the
past week at Dead Creek (unless specific dates are provided), primarily at
the Brilyea Access area: SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SOLITARY SANDPIPER (4 on 9/9), SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER,
LEAST SANDPIPER, WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPERS (5 on 9/3, 2 on 9/6, 2 on 9/9),
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER (1 on 9/3 and 9/4, 3 juveniles on 9/5, 1 on 9/7, 3 on
9/8), PECTORAL SANDPIPER (10 on 9/4, 5 on 9/5, 3 on 9/6, 6 on 9/8) and
DUNLIN (5 on 9/6, 1 on 9/8).
COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were spotted at Dead Creek and Norwich this
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