May 28, 2017

Whimbrel in flight.

Each spring we get a few whimbrel passing through our area.

We seem to manage to get the boat in just in time to check the south beach at Rondeau, across from Erieau.

Numenius phaeopus

Some migrating Whimbrels make a nonstop flight of 4,000 km (2,500 miles) from southern Canada or New England to South America.
source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

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