Western James Bay Shorebird Project

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First spotted by James Kennerley on 9 August then re-sighted by Jeff Isaac on 10 August, this molting adult Hudsonian Godwit carries a red flag with the letters JK, which was put on on Chiloe Island in Chile on 4 February 2007. At least eight years old, this godwit will likely fly nonstop to South America after fattening on James Bay and undergoing a body molt, Info credit: http://report.bandedbirds.org/Search.aspx


Click highlight to watch video: Molting adult Hudsonian Godwit feeding with Red Knots at Little Piskwamish. The Ontario Breeding Bird Atlas 2007 states that much of the Canadian breeding population, comprising nearly 50% of the global population of Hudsonian Godwits stages on western James Bay in late summer and fall making it a vitally important area for this species.


Juvenile Short-billed Dowitcher on 9 August.


See Video link here: Juvenile Wilson's Phalarope on 9 August 2014.


Juvenile Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs together for size comparison. 7 August 2014.

See Video: Juvenile Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs


White-rumped Sandpiper was the most numerous shorebird at Little Piskwamish. Adults arrive from the Canadian High Arctic in worn breeding plumage and soon molt body feathers to winter plumage. We saw no juveniles, which arrive later. Photo: 2 August 2014


Adult Pectoral Sandpipers on  3 August 2014.


Adult Dunlin molt from breeding plumage to winter plumage while on James Bay before migration.


Juvenile Semipalmated Sandpiper on 9 August 2014


Adult Semipalmated Plover on 9 August 2014


See video: Flocks of thousands of White-rumped and Semipalmated Sandpipers pushed in at high tide on 12 August 2014.

Our survey area recorded 30,000 White-rumped Sandpipers and 11,000 Semipalmated Sandpipers on 11 August, 19,000 White-rumps and 7,800 Semipalmated Sandpipers on 12 August 2014.


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