#ABArare - Terek Sandpiper, Little Stint, & more - Alaska
Things are still hopping out on St. Paul. A strong low pressure system passed to the north a few days ago, bringing a number of Asian shorebirds to the island on August 19, the most notable being a Terek Sandpiper (Code 3).
photo by Ryan O'Donnell
Other goodies arriving on the 19th included two Little Stints (Code 4, but more regular on St. Paul than Terek Sandpiper), two or three Red-necked Stints (Code 3), two or more Gray-tailed Tattlers (Code 3), and dozens of Sharp-tailed Sandpipers (Code 3). The White-tailed Eagle (Code 4) and a Wood Sandpiper (a ho-hum Code 2) also were seen on the 19th. Searches for the Pin-tailed Snipe (Code 5) have not been successful since August 13.
For more information about visiting St. Paul to look for these birds or general information about birding on the island, email Scott Schuette, the director of St. Paul Island Tours.