Subject: (no subject) Date: Sep 28 11:48:57 1994 From: bob o'brien - H6LG at PSUORVM.BITNET
Dennis Paulson and others have commented recently on weather patterns vs. Asian shorebirds. During summers such as the last do these birds simply avoid North America, or overfly the NW? Several opinions were voiced. Certainly shorebir ding in the NW has been very slow this summer. Howevever California has had 2 adult RN Stints, the Little Curlew, a Sharp-tail, and a photographed Little Sti nt (yet to be verified I guess). There may be others that I haven't heard abou t. This seems to favor the overflight hypothesis, or are NW birders just letti ng them pass unnoticed?
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