[CT Birds] Long-distance Sandpiper

David Tripp Jr dtrippjr at comcast.net
Tue Sep 10 16:18:23 EDT 2013

Truly amazing stuff! Thanks for the report Frank.

Dave Tripp

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On Sep 10, 2013, at 8:36 AM, Frank Mantlik <mantlik at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> Here's some follow up info on a color-banded Semipalmated Sandpiper ("JNH" on blue leg flag) that John Oshlick and I saw at Long Beach in Stratford on 6 August 2013.
> This bird was banded 26 January 2012 in Coroa dos Ovos, Maranhao, Brazil.
> It was then sighted 21 May 2012 in Mispillion Harbor, Delaware (migrating north towards breeding grounds).
> It then likely traveled much farther north into northern Canada or Alaska to breed on the tundra.
> Then our sighting as above.
> The distance between Stratford, CT and the Brazil site is roughly 3400 miles. And that's only part of their yearly journey. This for a bird that weighs 0.88 ounce (25 grams)!
> Yet another reason why I love shorebirds.
> Frank Mantlik
> Stratford
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