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By Cornell Lab of Ornithology
2014-10-25 00:15:49
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BLACK-NECKED STILT AT GOOSE POND FWA, OCTOBER 22, 2014 -- STATE RECORD LATE FOR FALL A surprising and pleasing find. I kept track of shorebirds while helping with the weekly waterfowl survey yesterday morning, October 22, 2014, mostly going along with Dennis Workman of the staff. Not much shorebird habitat left. Water levels are too high for shorebirds across much of the GPFWA wetlands. Omitting Killdeer, here are the numbers and locations for all shorebirds found on the morning: BLACK-NECKED STILT 1 (Main Pool East E3 mid-south end on the east side, at the edge of a near shore island) Greater Yellowlegs 27 (17 GP4, 7 GP11N, 2 MPE with the BNST, 1 BH5S heard only well before sunrise) Lesser Yellowlegs 1 (GP4, with the Greater Yellowlegs) Wilson's Snipe 27 (25 in one flock GP4, 2 GP11N) The best results for numbers were in GP4. That Unit does have some shorebird habitat in the central-north end. In this current very high water regime it's probably best to be a Greater Yellowlegs. Or an even longer-legged Black-necked Stilt. The promising shorebird habitats of late September and earlier October in GP8 and some of Main Pool East are now gone. A reminder for visiting birders. The main Central Zone waterfowl hunting season opens this coming Saturday October 25. Shooting ends at 12 noon on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. For the full schedule of which Units are potentially hunted and when, and a summary of shooting hours, see the GPFWA 2014-15 WATERFOWL DRAW SCHEDULE: http://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/files/fw-gpfwa_waterfowl_schedule.pdf Note the revolving three Groups of Units for the draw. Each revolving Group has some Units that are hunted and some that are not. --Lee Sterrenburg, DNR bird monitoring volunteer Goose Pond FWA
2014-10-24 01:40:31
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Did I see the 2015 edition of the Friends of Goose Pond calendar available at the GPFWA office today? Are they also available on line?
2014-10-24 00:58:15
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