Bar-tailed Godwit at Chincoteague NWR, Virginia

Alex LamoreauxRarities1 Comment

On August 3rd, a few birders from the Augusta Bird Club (Allen Larner, Elaine Carwile, and Penny Warren) found an odd godwit mixed in with the Marbled Godwits and Willets in Swan Cove (map) at Chincoteague NWR. Based on the looks they had, they thought it was likely a Black-tailed Godwit – a rare species for the US, although there … Read More

Ruff at Chincoteague NWR, Virginia

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Originally discovered by Joe and Jeff Greco on June 27th, Zak Poulton and I raced up from Kiptopeke the following evening and were able to find the bird along the Wildlife Loop. Ruff are rare vagrants to Chincoteague NWR, with about 16 previous records on the refuge itself. Based on the similarity in plumage coloration and timing with a Ruff found … Read More