[CT Birds] Housatonic River

Dennis Varza dennisvz at optonline.net
Wed Sep 22 20:29:24 EDT 2010

Hi Folks

I did a relatively thorough survey of Lordship and Milford Pt.
Below are the cumulative numbers, combining all areas.
Most shorebirds on the bars at Milford Pt.

The constant "nice weather" doesn't encourage shore birds to stop in  
Connecticut when the south shore of Lung Island is just an hour away.

Brant	2
Canada Goose	20
Mute Swan	6
American Black Duck	4
Mallard	46
Green-winged Teal	18	Refuge Pond
Double-crested Cormorant	320
Great Egret	17
Snowy Egret	32
Black-crowned Night-Heron	4
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron	12
Black-bellied Plover	110
Semipalmated Plover	22
American Oystercatcher	5
Greater Yellowlegs	86
Red Knot	4
Sanderling	130
Semipalmated Sandpiper	22
Western Sandpiper	1
White-rumped Sandpiper	1
Dunlin	1
Short-billed Dowitcher	46
Long-billed Dowitcher	1
Laughing Gull	29
Ring-billed Gull	165
Herring Gull	45
Black Skimmer	9 3 adults, one with a band
Horned Lark	2

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