[CT Birds] June 1 to 10 B

Dennis Varza 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
Chuck-wills-widdow	Woodbury
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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