Global Shorebird Count update: Day three of the count, and there are still good numbers of shorebirds here at the Institute. These Semipalmated Plovers were foraging in the mud next to our marsh trail. Like most shorebirds, these little plovers breed in the high Arctic and migrate to southern South America for the winter months.
Fun fact: The Semipalmated Plover gets its name from its feet: semipalmated means partially webbed; if you look closely at the third photo, you can see the webbing between the bird’s toes.
The Global Shorebird Count runs through Tuesday, Sept. 7, so there’s still time to take part! To learn how, follow this link: https://www.worldshorebirdsday.org/global-shorebird-counts.
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