Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bird of the Day - Whimbrel

Yesterday while touring Sutton and Baker Beaches with our ranger we saw three Whimbrel.  An unusual enough looking bird with its large curved bill, it always gets your attention.  Even though they were mixed in with a group of gulls they stood out as different.  They are considered a migration species along our coast, wintering in California and further south, and breeding in Alaska. But, as changes seem to be occurring in a number of species, this one seems to be changing in its choices as well and some birds are deciding to hang around Oregon's bays and beaches year around. We have been seeing some about once a week here on our stay on the coast.

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