FR22 Shorebird Spectacle at the Arcata Marsh 2 – CLASSIC | 2023 | $15
Time - 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Trip Leader(s): Larry Karsteadt
Usually we plan these trips on the rising tides to watch shorebirds fly off of the mudflats and swirl around in roving (sometimes massive) flocks. This year, though, the tides are such that most of these trips will be experiencing shorebirds RETURNING to the tidal flats on Humboldt Bay, which can be just as interesting! Shorebird species expected include Western and Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Short- and Long-billed Dowitchers, Black-bellied Plover, and American Avocet, with many of them in their attractive alternate plumage! You may want to bring a lunch, as there are picnic tables and benches available. Bring a spotting scope if you have one. Restroom is available. Event repeats Saturday (#SA47) and Sunday (#SU68).
MEETING LOCATION: Arcata Community Center, Outside front doors
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