Oliver Road shorebirds

The fluddles along Oliver Road continue to be the best place to look for shorebirds in Winnebago County now that most other puddles have dried up.

In addition to many Killdeer, Lesser Yellowlegs, Pectoral, Least and Spotted Sandpipers, the following have been seen in small numbers, but not every day: American Golden-plover (8/16), Stilt (8/17), Semipalmated (8/16-17) and Baird’s (8/16-17) Sandpipers, Wilson’s (8/17) and Red-necked (8/14) Phalaropes, Greater yellowlegs and Wilson’s Snipe.  A Short-billed Dowitcher was seen there in the aftgernoon of either 8/13 or 14.