As they are spend the winter in southern South America they almost
entirely cross both continent. They are transient birds. I guess you
saw mainly (if not exclusively) adult birds as they start migration
earlier than juveniles.

Best Regards: Szimi
Gyorgy Szimuly (Szimi)
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On 2007.07.30., at 14:41, Jim wrote:

I've been seeing a flock of 30-50 White-rumped Sandpipers and about
20 Wilson's Plovers in tidal salt ponds of Tortola, British Virgin
Islands.  All birds are feeding vigorously during lowering tides, no
bands or flags were seen. The expected Willets, Oystercatchers,
Spotted and Solitary Sandpipers are also present.  Are the WRSA an
expected species for the BVI and region at this time?


Jim Corven
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