I always look forward to the start of fall migration. Although we are still enjoying the summer months, some shorebirds have already started on their way south. In fact, when I was in Peru recently, I saw a Greater Yellowlegs that has likely already made it all the way there from the breeding grounds! Check out how big there range is on eBird.
Closer to home, I’ve seen many shorebirds being reported. In addition to many of the more common species in my area, some very interesting species have been reported. Some of the most interesting ones being seen include Whimbrel, Marbled Godwit, and Stilt Sandpiper. It won’t be long until many other species are moving south as well. Have you seen any shorebirds recently when you’ve been out birding?