Saturday, July 4, 2015
First fall migrant reported: Solitary Sandpiper in Bossier City
Well, on schedule, the first southbound migrant (that I have word of) has been reported in our state: a Solitary Sandpiper up in Bossier City in the northwest corner. Thank you Terry Davis!
A shorebird of some sort is often our first non-Louisiana-nesting species to return from the north- and this one is all the way from Canada, likely fresh from nesting in some boreal forest wetland.
Since my post, a report of 19 Piping Plovers in the Fourchon-Elmers area has come to light from June 30- claiming rightful ownership of the title of first fall migrants reported!