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Two Species?

Currently there is only one species of willet (Tringa semipalmatus). Some birders recognize two subspecies, the western inornatus and the eastern semipalmatus, and believe the subspecies should be designated as separate species. Species (and genus) designation decisions are made by … Continue reading

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Interesting Assemblage

An interesting collection of birds at Ash Creek Wildlife Area (Modoc County CA) – l to r: long-billed dowitcher (Limnodromus scolopaceus), killdeer (Charadrius vociferus), red-winged blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) and willet (Tringa semipalmatus). The dowitcher will continue its spring migration to … Continue reading

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Usually around April 15th the willets return to Big Valley CA where we live. Leonard usually hears their distinctive call first and then we go out in search of the birds. This year he┬áheard these members of the sandpiper family … Continue reading

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