Eight other species of marsh and wood sandpiper, black - winged stilt, greenshank
, gull-billed tern, yellow bittern, brahminy kite and white collared king fisher were seen in Intongcan and Dulangan during the survey.
I was edging closer to a greenshank
feeding in a pond on the Tees Estuary last week, with my binoculars close to my eyes, when I virtually bumped into two roe deer.
I counted black headed gull, herring gull, greater black backed gull, lesser black backed gull, Axmouth Seaton heron, mute swan, greenshank
, redshank, lapwing, grey plover, avocet, curlew, cormorant, shag, shelduck, long-tailed duck, dunlin, teal, bar-tailed godwit, black-tailed godwit, turnstone, oystercatcher, red breasted merganser, great crested grebe, slavonian grebe, wigeon, brent goose and peregrine.
Among the migratory birds are Siberian cranes, greater flamingo, black winged stilt, common teal, common greenshank
, northern pintail, yellow wagtail and white wagtail, who arrive every year along with domestic avian species such as common hoopoe, purple sunbird, little cormorant, little egret and white ibis.
Various species of Siberian birds including, the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank
, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler, Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, migrate to Indian wetlands.
One vast area of blanket bog of worldwide importance is the Flow Country of Caithness and East Sutherland – 1500 acres of moorlands, sprinkled silver and blue with lochs and lochans where golden plover pipe from sphagnum tussock, dunlin and greenshank
In 2012, the dominant species were Godwit, Sand Plover and Common Greenshank
If you know the difference between a Greenshank
and a Whimbrel, you are a potential candidate to join other birders in Walvis Bay this weekend to conduct the annual bird count on the Walvis Bay lagoon and surrounding wetlands.
The site was considered internationally important as it regularly supported 1% of the regional wintering population of Terek Sandpipers Xenus cinereus, and nationally important as 5% of the estimated national population of the following species was present at the site: Grey Heron Ardea cinerea, Western Reef Heron Egretta gularis, Kentish Plover Charadrius alexandrinus, Grey Plover Pluvialis squatarola, Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa, Curlew Numenius arquata, Greenshank
Tringa nebularia, Slender-billed Gull Larus genei (Hellyer & Aspinall, 2005).
The open ground in the hillside is part of the Strath Duchally Site of Special Sci-and populations of dunlin, golden plover and greenshank
Specialist birds reliant on intertidal mudflats to support their long-distance migrations along the eastern Asian flyway have been particularly affected, with up to 40 species entirely reliant on the mudflats, including the spoonbill sandpiper, spotted greenshank
, great knot and far-eastern curlew, all of which are now on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of critically endangered species.
Good numbers of common sandpiper and greenshank
were often seen.