31Aug 2018

SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER

The Short-billed Dowitcher is a large shorebird that breeds in southern Alaska and central Canada. It makes its way through Falmouth as one of the ear […]

10Aug 2018

AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER

The American Oystercatcher is a large shorebird with white underparts, brown upperparts, black hood, and a long bright red bill. They are typically fo […]

20Nov 2015

RUDDY TURNSTONES

These young Ruddy Turnstones lined up on a rock recently near Hadley Harbor like Olympians ready to receive their medals! This medium-sized shorebird […]

6Nov 2015

BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER

The last of the shorebirds are coming through and closing out the fall migration for this group of birds. Young Black-bellied Plovers appear along Cap […]

30Oct 2015

SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER

The Semipalmated Sandpiper breeds in the lower Arctic regions and migrates along the Atlantic coast. During fall migration they are typically found a […]

16Oct 2015

LEAST SANDPIPER

As the shorebird migration tapers off, it is still possible to observe smaller numbers of lingering migrants on their way south. The Least Sandpiper […]