Moving On – Fall Migration Picks Up

Fall Migration is in full swing with more arctic breeding shorebirds showing up and passing through.  For me the hotspots are Pine Point, the pannes off the Eastern Trail at Scarborough Marsh, and the beach at Biddeford Pool.  Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers are coming through and so are Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and a large number of Short-Billed Dowitchers.

Shorebird variety is pretty good, with large numbers of the usual suspects like Semipalmated Sandpipers and Plovers, but with good numbers of other species as well.  At Pine Point you’ll be sure to catch Black-Bellied Plovers.

If you are lucky, you may find a much less common shorebird like an American Oystercatcher, or a Hudsonian or Marbled Godwit.

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