It’s that time! The American Oystercatchers are returning to the Northeast, and today we had our first bird in Westbrook.
This is three or four weeks later than the first Oystercatcher sighting occurs in some years, with the historic cold keeping migrants at bay until now.
Other species are also arriving more slowly than expected. Now it is all systems go for us as the threatened shorebird species is one of our focal birds.
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