[CT Birds] June 1 to 10 B
dennisvz at optonline.net
Wed Jun 2 06:21:51 EDT 2010
It is hard to evaluate historical shorebird records. Over the past 30
years the mouth of the Housatonic River has been the center of
shorebirds in Connecticut. However, at this time I have practically
no records for the area before 1970. Were there no birders or no
birds there in past? So comparing now and then should be done with
Black-bellied Plover 50 New Haven
Wilson's Plover 1948-1950 Old Lyme Present every summer for 3 to 4
Semipalmated Plover Portland 1875, Litchfield 1905, Mansfield, 1981
Solitary Sandpiper Woodbury 1989, 1870 Milford
Upland Sandpiper Winchester 1879, Windsor Locks 1983 East Hartford 2000,
Whimbrel East Haven 1886
100 Ruddy Turnstone 1954 Westport, 1957 Guilford, 1995 Milford
1000 Semipalmated Sandpiper Milford, Milford Pt.
Western Sandpiper 1955 Guilford, 1984 MIlford Pt., 1995 MIlford Pt.
White-rumped Sandpiper 9 Records
Purple Sandpiper 1943 Fairfield
Curlew Sandpiper 1958 New Haven, 1987 Stonington, Barn Is.
Wilson's Snipe 1951 Glastonbury, 1953 Wethersfield
Wilson's Phalarope 1987 Greenwich, Miadison, Stratford, West Haven.
Red-necked Phalarope 1987 West Haven, Sandy Pt.
Little Gull 1990 Milford, Milford Pt.
Bonaparte's Gull 4 Records
Lesser Black-backed Gull 1983 Milford, Milford Pt.
Caspian Tern 1999 Westport, Old Lyme, Stratford
Black Tern 5 records
Black Skimmer 1995 to 2000 West Haven Sandy Pt.
Passenger Pigeon 1875 Portland
Barn Owl Suffield and Guilford
Northern Saw-whet Owl Bridgeport, Woodbury, Barkhamsted
Whip-poor-will Wood Bury, Weston, Hamden, Natchaug St. For. New
Hartford, Woodbury, Nepaug St. For. Killingworth, Riverton.
Red-headed Woodpecker 1898 Portland, 1968 Farmington, 1998 Westport
Olive-sided Flycatcher 5 records
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 12 records
Acadian Flycatcher 23 Records
Stamford, Guilford, Washington, New London, Canton, Union, Ashford,
Weston, Redding, Salisbury, East Haddam, Southbury, East Killngly,
Boston Hollow, Barkhamsted, Lyme
Scissor Tailed Flycatcher 1993 Stonington, Barn Is.
Loggerhead Shrike 1982 Lyme
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