Saturday, May 6, 2017

Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwit, seen 5/6/17 at 7:00am and several times again over next few hours. Located near Waldport: north of Sandpiper Village and south of Driftwood Beach access. Smaller than nearby Whimbrels. Rufous-colored neck and chest; solid in neck area and with white patches on belly. Long, slightly upturned bill, mostly dark but pink near base on lower side. Barred underwing shown in photo above.

Up to 17 more Bar-tailed Godwits were reported later in Clatsop County. Below are 3 at Sunset Beach, north of Seaside, on 6/3/17