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More on spring records of Purple Sandpipers...
Dick Lavallee emailed me to say he thought he had a May record in Vermont
and had photographed it and reported it some years ago. What a great
memory. Sure enough, I went to the Vermont Bird Record reports, which we
scanned and have all online at
http://vtecostudies.org/wildlife/wildlife-watching/vbrc/records-of-vermont-birds/,
and there it was, 3 May 1986 in Alburg (
http://vtecostudies.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/vce-1986-Spring.pdf). So
there is at least one record! The nice thing is that we are almost done
digitizing ALL of the spring records from over 30 years of Vermont Bird
Records, so all this will be in VT eBird soon! Meanwhile, I'll add Dick's
record now so we have a complete map of them.

Kent



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Kent McFarland
Vermont Center for Ecostudies
PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
802.649.1431 x2

<http://vtecostudies.org/>

On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:14 PM, Kent McFarland <[log in to unmask]
> wrote:

> As you can see, no March to May records in Vermont eBird. The Vermont Bird
> Records Committee would love to have a report from that.
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/vt/map/pursan?neg=true&env.minX=-76.34794588437501&env.minY=42.55783914696901&env.maxX=-68.54765291562501&env.maxY=45.17884659654731&zh=true&gp=false&ev=Z&mr=3-5&bmo=3&emo=5&yr=all
> Kent
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> Kent McFarland
> Vermont Center for Ecostudies
> PO Box 420 | Norwich, Vermont 05055
> 802.649.1431 x2
>
> <http://vtecostudies.org/>
>
> On Thu, Mar 10, 2016 at 4:12 PM, Tom Barber <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>
>> Hi All,
>>
>> A friend who lives in Alburg and helps out with turtle protection sent me
>> a photo of a Purple Sandpiper he took on the rocks of the old causeway.
>> What is the incidence of this bird in migration here in the Champlain
>> Valley?
>>
>> Tom Barber
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