I did the shorebird count with PRBO again this year, second year in a row on the east side of Coronado Island. Didn't see many shorebirds, though.
Like last year, there was a small flock of shorebirds just outside our study area that we couldn't count. I think there were 44 marbled godwits, here, by the ferry landing. Later, they flew over and mixed with a flock of willets just outside another study area, still not able to be counted.
Close up of some of the godwits.
We (another participant and I) did get to count a flock of willets, roosting. That is before someone came up and scared them a little.
But, they went back to sleep after they moved away. Later, they mixed with the godwits.
We also saw a couple of spotted sandpipers, including the same one I saw last year. But, I couldn't get a clear photo of her because she wouldn't let me get too close. And, there were several ospreys there, too.