“Big” Shorebird day at Virgin Creek

Friday was my SOS survey at Virgin Creek Beach. While I didn’t find anything new I had plenty of shorebirds to survey. The “Big” in the title mean large. There were at least two Long-billed Curlews, five Marbled Godwits and six Whimbrels.

So I’ve decided to do one of those can you guess what bird this is quiz. Below are the two birds I want you to figure out.

Scroll down for the answers.










Long-billed Curlew. If I read my shorebird guide right this is probably a first year bird.

Long-billed Curlew again. I bet you thought I was going to throw in the Marbled Godwit.