Early Fall Migrant Shorebirds & Waders

  • August 20, 2021
  • 6:00 PM
  • 17160-17278 Reardon Dr, Lawrenceburg, IN 47025

Organization: Oxbow, Inc.

Early Fall Migrant Shorebirds & Waders—Friday Evening, August 20, 2021, *6:00 PM

Co-Leaders: Jack Stenger, (513) 503-3389, jackstenger@gmail.com and Jay Stenger,

(513) 522-8147, jaystenger1@gmail.com

This field trip is in the evening, focusing on birds, specifically early fall migrants through the Oxbow. The southbound fall migration of Shorebirds (Sandpipers & Plovers), long-legged waders (Herons & Egrets) and other species will be under way. Join son and father team Jack Stenger and Jay Stenger, for a summer evening in the Oxbow. Jack and Jay, long-time Oxbow Inc. advocates and current board members, are skilled and expert birders who know the Oxbow area inside and out.

Shorebirds need exposed mudflats and shorelines to forage for their invertebrate food. Most years the Oxbow area provides this, and the nearby Great Miami River usually has exposed sand bars as well. We expect to find numerous Great Egrets and other Herons including Great Blue, Green and Black-crowned Night-Herons. We may also find unusual species such as Little Blue Heron and Snowy Egret. Purple Martins and other migrating Swallows “stage” in large numbers in the Oxbow during August and Terns, Osprey, Bald Eagle (year-round) and other early migrants are possible. We should find a good diversity throughout the evening. Jack and Jay plan to start in the Oxbow and conclude the evening at Lost Bridge over the Great Miami, ending around dusk. Sunscreen, insect repellant and water may make you more comfortable. Contact Jack or Jay if you have any questions.

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