Salmon Arm Shorebirds, BC
Juvenile Hudsonian Godwit at Salmon Arm in the
Okanagan Valley, BC on 9 September 2018
VIDEO: Salmon Arm Shorebirds: Juvenile Long-billed Dowitchers, Stilt
Sandpiper, Hudsonian Godwit, and a Wilson's Snipe making huffing
sounds. This could be the hoarse, raspy scaap call
described in the Birds of North America on-line. It's the
only vocalization outside the breeding season, and is given during
migration, when flushed and "during pursuit flights".
The pier at Salmon Arm on Shuswap Lake in the
Okanagan Valley of interior British Columbia spans mudflats in the
fall that attract shorebirds. You look down on them, giving great
views of the plumage of their backs. 9 September 2018.
VIDEO: Wilson's Snipe view from above as it bobs up and down to
music on the waterfront.
Wilson's Snipe at Salmon Arm on
9 September 2018
Juvenile Long-billed Dowitchers
molting into first winter (formative) plumage. 9 September 2018.
Juvenile Stilt Sandpipers. New grey first winter
(formative) feathers are starting to molt in. Salmon Arm on 9
Viewing shorebirds from the
pier at Salmon Arm on 9 September 2018.