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   Marsh Sandpiper
Marsh Sandpiper
Tringa stagnatilis


   Marsh Sandpiper (Tringa stagnatilis) - MASA (recent eBird sightings, view CBRC records)

  1. Incorrect Yolo Bypass hotspot LINK
    DATE: Apr 22, 2018 @ 11:38am, 2 day(s) ago
    Hi Folks, I am copying and pasting from a personal email that I wrote to somebody this morning. The reason that I'm writing the email is that for those of you who live in that part of the state, you know where the Yolo Bypass bird area is, but for people coming from far away it is not a good thing that you guys have an official eBird Hotspot that will mislead people and put them out into the middle of nowhere, quite far from the actual wildlife area. You guys are going to want to fix that hot spot or move it over a couple hundred yards so the people don't wind up taking 10 Mile detours like I did yesterday. Before writing this email, I just double-checked to make sure that I'm not seeing something that is incorrect. The eBird hotspot for the driving Loop is the one that I'm referring to, and it is the one that I used:
    Yes, I got the Marsh Sandpiper, and the Ruff. I can't believe that the eBird report that I used for its presence had the hotspot for Yolo Bypass up on the dike (levee). I used that eBird hotspot via Google maps, and it had me drive west into the town to the west of the wildlife area, and then come in driving east on a bunch of dirt roads in between farm houses, eventually winding up on the levee able to see people down below me to the east of me, but unable to get to them. There is a gate on the levee, but it was locked (I checked). If that gate had not been locked, I could have driven down, then right into the parking lot. Instead, I had to backtrack all the way around. I lost two hours, which was useful because the time I lost got me home to my house in LA at 10:00 instead of 8:00 p.m. (I left my house at 5:00 a.m.).
    One thing that added to my confusion and cause me to ignore the sign on the street and to follow what Google Maps was telling me to do was the fact that various emails regarding the YOLO Bypass Wildlife Area discuss one way loops on the auto tour, which caused me to assume that Google Maps is having me loop around the area to come in from the correct, acceptable direction.
    I don't know if that hot spot is the official one for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area is the official one, or if it is one that some random person put there.
    Tom
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  3. Marsh Sandpiper continues in Yolo LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2018 @ 8:16am, 3 day(s) ago
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  5. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper update LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2018 @ 1:26pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Call me ! I am here, lost, but can't get across the water to you. I am on the lever road. Tom
    909.241.3300
    
    On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 1:09 PM Justyn Stahl < justyn.stahl@... > wrote:
    
    It’s been refound and in view at 1306. Well west of parking lot E and the pump station, just east of a false parking lot where the hunter check station is during hunting season. 38.5308, -121.619
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
    
    On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 11:25 AM 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      OMG, you are making me really nervous! I am somewhere between Stockton and Sacramento on the 5. I left La at 6 this morning.. I can't believe how many Swainson's Hawks I have seen along the 5 freeway today, along with an adult bald eagle in Stanislaus County.
    
    On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 11:04 AM Steve Hampton stevechampton@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
       Some people are reporting that the Marsh Sandpiper  flew off to the east and went down somewhere north parking lot H 
    
    It does not seem to be along the return route  of the tour loop at the moment 
    
    --
    
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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  7. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper update LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2018 @ 1:09pm, 3 day(s) ago
    It’s been refound and in view at 1306. Well west of parking lot E and the pump station, just east of a false parking lot where the hunter check station is during hunting season. 38.5308, -121.619
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
    
    On Sat, Apr 21, 2018 at 11:25 AM 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      OMG, you are making me really nervous! I am somewhere between Stockton and Sacramento on the 5. I left La at 6 this morning.. I can't believe how many Swainson's Hawks I have seen along the 5 freeway today, along with an adult bald eagle in Stanislaus County.
    
    On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 11:04 AM Steve Hampton stevechampton@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
       Some people are reporting that the Marsh Sandpiper  flew off to the east and went down somewhere north parking lot H 
    
    It does not seem to be along the return route  of the tour loop at the moment 
    
    --
    
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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  9. RFI YOLO Bypass LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2018 @ 12:41pm, 3 day(s) ago
    Saturday 1240 pm
    Hi, I am using Google maps to get to the eBird hotspots where the Marsh Sandpiper is supposed to be, and I might be close to the right location but I am out in the middle of a grassy field in the middle of nowhere, somewhere vaguely south of Highway 80. Google Maps had me drive on a bunch of unmarked unlabeled roads.I would really appreciate it if somebody could please call me up at 909.241.3300 Tom Miko
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  11. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper update LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2018 @ 11:18am, 3 day(s) ago
    OMG, you are making me really nervous! I am somewhere between Stockton and Sacramento on the 5. I left La at 6 this morning. I can't believe how many Swainson's Hawks I have seen along the 5 freeway today, along with an adult bald eagle in Stanislaus County.
    
    On Sat, Apr 21, 2018, 11:04 AM Steve Hampton stevechampton@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
       Some people are reporting that the Marsh Sandpiper  flew off to the east and went down somewhere north parking lot H 
    
    It does not seem to be along the return route  of the tour loop at the moment 
    
    --
    
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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  13. Marsh Sandpiper update LINK
    DATE: Apr 21, 2018 @ 11:04am, 3 day(s) ago
     Some people are reporting that the Marsh Sandpiper  flew off to the east and went down somewhere north parking lot H 
    
    It does not seem to be along the return route  of the tour loop at the moment 
    
    --
    
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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  15. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper Fri/Saturday? LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 9:20am, 4 day(s) ago
    Thanks!
    If I call of from work, I won't be home to take my kids to swim class, after school, today, so I feel like I should only go tomorrow early in the morning (6 and 1/2 hours from my house to Yolo) but I waited until "Saturday" one of the previous years, and the bird flew away one hour (ONE HOUR!!!) before we arrived, and we waited until the sun went down, and never saw it.
    Tom
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    http://www.tgmiko.com/
    Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
    909.241.3300
    
    On Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 9:16 AM, Gil Ewing < gewing1@... > wrote:
    Marsh Sandpiper still at SW corner of auto tour loop at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area at this time on Friday April 20
    
    Gil Ewing
    Fair Oaks, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Apr 20, 2018, at 7:55 AM, 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups. com > wrote:
    
    Hi I am very frustrated that that bird shows up each year on a Sunday or Monday and stays doing the work week when I have to go to work and then it disappears by Saturday. I have been studying the dates of when this bird shows up and leaves and it has stayed as long as April 23rd. I'm seriously considering leaving Los Angeles today Friday, or perhaps leaving at 5 in the morning tomorrow, Saturday April 21, but I don't want to drive there alone. If somebody would like to ride with me and keep me awake and maybe pay some gas money from anywhere in Southern California please contact me. Also, if the bird is seen today Friday or during the weekend please post as soon as possible. I appreciate the fact that you folks have been trying to keep fresh information each day out there.
    Tom Miko
    Claremont LA County
    909.241.3300 cell
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  17. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper Fri/Saturday? LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 9:16am, 4 day(s) ago
    Marsh Sandpiper still at SW corner of auto tour loop at Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area at this time on Friday April 20
    
    Gil Ewing
    Fair Oaks, CA
    
    Sent from my iPhone
    
    On Apr 20, 2018, at 7:55 AM, 'T.G. Miko' tgmiko@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
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  19. Marsh Sandpiper Fri/Saturday? LINK
    DATE: Apr 20, 2018 @ 7:55am, 5 day(s) ago
    Hi I am very frustrated that that bird shows up each year on a Sunday or Monday and stays doing the work week when I have to go to work and then it disappears by Saturday. I have been studying the dates of when this bird shows up and leaves and it has stayed as long as April 23rd. I'm seriously considering leaving Los Angeles today Friday, or perhaps leaving at 5 in the morning tomorrow, Saturday April 21, but I don't want to drive there alone. If somebody would like to ride with me and keep me awake and maybe pay some gas money from anywhere in Southern California please contact me. Also, if the bird is seen today Friday or during the weekend please post as soon as possible. I appreciate the fact that you folks have been trying to keep fresh information each day out there.
    Tom Miko
    Claremont LA County
    909.241.3300 cell
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  21. Marsh Sandpiper, April 19 LINK
    DATE: Apr 19, 2018 @ 1:48pm, 5 day(s) ago
    According to eBird, the Yolo MASA continues this morning:
    
    https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44727584
    
    "Continuing bird along the
    northbound one-way return loop. I relocated this bird almost immediately
    this morning in the pond on the left hand side at the southern most
    area. It was foraging at a distance out in the open but also repeated
    going behind clumps of rushes so that it was no longer visible without
    repositioning to the other side of the pond. Looks similar to LEYE but
    very small and delicate with very white face and underparts. Back gray
    with some black spots but not anywhere like the Yellowlegs. Bill needle
    like. Photos and digiscoped videos. I was able to help many folks get on
    this bird. It was still in the same area when I left it around 11:30am.
    "
    
    Just the messenger,
    
    Justyn Stahl
    
    San Clemente Island
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  23. Marsh Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: Apr 16, 2018 @ 9:15pm, 8 day(s) ago
    Just a update on the Marsh Sandpiper for the pm.. We saw it till 420 pm , when we left due to rain.Still in general location described in earlier posts.
    
    As a side note- from about Fairfield east to the Yolo Basin I had a count of 26 Swainson's Hawks along Highway 80 and in the wildlife area. Big push today and due to the weather easier to detect as they were flying low and stood out.
    
    Scott Carey
    
    Sebastopol, Ca.
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  25. Marsh Sandpiper LINK
    DATE: Apr 16, 2018 @ 12:55pm, 8 day(s) ago
    My wife, father and I saw the continuing Marsh Sandpiper at Yolo bypass at noon today.
    The bird was at google map coordinates:38.5483668,-121.6266346 which is as the one- way auto tour loop goes north from parking lot D.It was on the west side of the road feeding at the edge of a reedbed.
    eBird list: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44638348
    
    Good luck
    Jim Holmes Sacramento, CA
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  27. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper 16 April LINK
    DATE: Apr 16, 2018 @ 10:45am, 8 day(s) ago
    Bird still present this morning in same area according to eBird.
    
    Justyn Stahl
    San Clemente Island
    
    On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 10:41 AM Steve Hampton stevechampton@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      The bird was along the return leg of the auto tour loop about 100-300 yards north of the south end of the loop; roughly between Lots C and D as the crow flies.  Loosely associating with Greater Yellowlegs. Sorry for any confusion.  
    
    Pics at  https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44598880
    
    good birding!
    
    --
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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  29. Re: [CALBIRDS] Marsh Sandpiper history LINK
    DATE: Apr 15, 2018 @ 6:24pm, 9 day(s) ago
    Please ask this bird to stay until Sunday April 22nd. I am tired of chasing it.
    Tom
    LA County
    
    Thomas Geza Miko
    http://www.tgmiko.com/
    Claremont, Los Angeles County, California
    909.241.3300
    
    On Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 6:16 PM, Steve Hampton stevechampton@... [CALBIRDS] < CALBIRDS-noreply@yahoogroups.com > wrote:
    
      Since several have asked, given the rarity and coincidence of these records, this Marsh Sandpiper is almost certainly the same bird as the 2016 individual. The 2016 bird foraged within a few hundred yards on either side of the current bird's location, and flew exactly over the spot where the current bird is, between Lots C and D. It was found on Apr 16, 2016.
    
    It is also probably the same as the 2014 bird from Liberty Island Rd (about 15 miles SSE of the 2016 and 2018 birds).  
    
    As far as I can tell, here are all the records of Marsh Sandpiper in North America not including some from western Alaska. 
    
    Oct 12-16, 2011, Estero Punta Banda, Baja California, Mexico
    Oct 26, 2013, Mecca, Riverside County
    April 9-12, 2014, Liberty Island Rd, Solano County
    April 16-23, 2016, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Yolo County
    April 15-    , 2018, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area , Yolo County
    
    There's a remote possibility that ALL these records pertain to the same bird, but that might be a bit presumptuous.  
    
    good birding, 
    
    --
    Steve Hampton
    
    Davis, CA
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