This afternoon while doing a COASST survey of Mud Bay Beach, Jim Herbert and team spotted ~250-300 ROCK SANDPIPERS that flew in to Mud Bay. Later they found 28 in back of the Hockey Rink but did not have time to track down the rest.
A probable sighting of them occurred yesterday from Coal Bay Beach (25th).
George West's list of average earliest arrival times lists Sept. 21st! Has anyone seen any before this?
Bird sightings and reports from around the Kachemak Bay area in Alaska
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I saw a small flock (less than 30) fly around the end of the harbor entrance on Oct. 19th. I wasn't positive they were Rock Sandpipers and did not have time to re-find them. This morning I noticed about 30 sitting in the usual spot inside the harbor near the boat ramp, around 10:30 am.
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