Re: Shorebird Habitat - Schoharie County

Richard Guthrie

Thanks, John.

That could be reminiscent of the draw-down of Basic Reservoir in Albany County several years ago.

That incident brought many, many shorebirds over the weeks of exposed flats including Semipalmated, Least, White-rumped, Pectoral, Solitary, Bairds, Stilt Sandpipers, S-b. Dowitchers, both Y-legs, and Semiplamated Plovers. What a bonanza.

You build it, they will come.

Good Luck and keep us posted.

Rich Guthrie

On Thu, Aug 17, 2017 at 7:50 PM, John Roosenberg II mail4john2@... [hmbirds] <hmbirds-noreply@...> wrote:


Shorebird habitat is always really hard to find in Schoharie County.  However, right now there is some very good habitat at the Cobbleskill Reservoir as one of the ponds has been drained down to mudflats.

Compared to Albany County, we haven't had the level of shorebird excitement; but there was Semipalmated Plover, Least Sandpiper, and Greater Yellowlegs all there tonight.

Worth checking out if you are working on a Schoharie County list or in the area.



Richard Guthrie

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