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Midnight Sun Big Sit turns in big specie count

...Merganser, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 50 Bald Eagle, 3 Northern Harrier, 34 Sandhill Crane, 4 Black-bellied Plover, 7 Semipalmated Plover, 12 Greater Yellowlegs, 5 Lesser Yellowlegs, 6 Whimbrel, 10 Hudsonian Godwit, 1 Red Knot, 35 Dunlin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/dispatch/2015-06-01/midnight-sun-big-sit-turns-in-bi
Dispatch
Refuge Notebook: Spring migration comes to Kenai

...followed by Sandhill Cranes. At that time, Greater Yellowlegs are the first shorebirds to arrive with Black-bellied and Golden Plovers right behind them. In late April, raptors such as Osprey, Northern Harriers, Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, Peregrine...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-05-01/refuge-notebook-spring-migration
Outdoors

...hooves. Native fiddler crabs can't burrow into overly trampled sand. And shorebirds, including the federally listed piping plover, found their nests at risk whenever the horses sought refuge from the biting flies on the bay side of the island in the summer...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-07-31
Outdoors
Spring has sprung, at least for migrating birds on the Kenai Peninsula

...state has the right wild real estate to attract arctic terns from Antarctica, common loons from Baja California and Golden plovers from Midway Island in the central Pacific. If watching for these birds intrigues you, and you want to learn more about them...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/032307/outdoors_0323out001.shtml
Outdoors
Refuge Notebook: Season's change sends some animals packing

...I watched the smart Pacific golden-plovers relax on a Hawaiian golf course last week...evening walk around the same time as the plover's southern flight revealed more winged...all winter? Are they migrating like the plovers? No migration is in the cards for another...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/102210/out_724471760.shtml
Outdoors
Homer count notes record number of birds

...Birders also spotted a short-eared owl and black-bellied plover, which occur here but are rare this time of year. Like these...sparrow on McLay Road; and a white-throated sparrow on Golden Plover Drive off Bear Creek Road. "This is a really strong historical...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/122410/new_761106812.shtml
News
British invasion: Plants native to Scotland turn up as exotics here

...special place to go birding, we saw stonechats, blackbirds, black oystercatchers, sanderlings, blackbacked gulls, ringed plovers, lapwings, corncrakes, pipits, pied wagtails, and curlews. But we also saw mute swans and European starlings, two species...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/091407/outdoors_3223.shtml
Birding festivals take wing

...short-billed dowichers and semipalmated and black-bellied plovers are some of the more common species seen, but just because the are...impressive. ?If you haven?t ever seen a black-bellied plover, they?re striking,? he said. There is always a chance...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051107/outdoors_0511out002.shtml
Outdoors

...several Southern California breeding areas for endangered gulls called California least terns and threatened Western snowy plovers, sensitive little shorebirds that nest on beaches."It's difficult to think that sometimes we end up in that place, where...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2013-07-20-4
News
Kenai Peninsula Online - Alaska Newspaper -

...control helps threatened snowy plovers GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP...in a row, the Western snowy plover has had a strong nesting season...adult population of about 140 plovers in Oregon produced 107 young...Center in Bandon who monitors plovers said habitat improvements and...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/111904/outdoors_1119out07001.shtml

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