This posting is from Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge, located in
About 3/10 of a mile before the Shiloh 3 intersect (first barricaded road)
on Shiloh Marsh Road, there was a nice mixed flock.
* 1 American Golden Plover
250+ Western 'pipers
125+ Least Sandpipers
8-12 Stilt sandpipers
3 Black-bellied Plovers
1 Black-necked Stilt
1 American Avocet
6+ Lesser Yellowlegs
15 Forster's Terns
3 Caspian Terns
Between the Shiloh 3 and Weather Tower Rd intersects there were at least 3
healthy sized mixed flocks of Dunlin, Western and Least Sandpipers, most
numerous being the Dunlin and Westerns (600+ and 300+ respectively). A handful
of individual Greater Yellowlegs along the way.
See you out there!
Thomas J. Dunkerton