We wanted to take a moment to ask that folks please share any eBird checklists that include shorebirds, terns, herons or egrets with the Audubon Alliance for Coastal Waterbirds at email@example.com whenever you can. We have requested this help in previous years, and please keep them coming in 2017!
There is a button on eBird to "share checklist with others in my party", and if click that and paste in firstname.lastname@example.org you can easily do so with applicable checklists. Even old checklists can be sent if you have any from earlier in the year. This helps us record the staging and nesting areas for these birds - those that we do not monitor every pair in CT as we do for Piping Plovers and American Oystercatchers - and also helps us track volunteer hours for folks who are recording shorebird activity. Please be sure to estimate your time spent in the field in your reports to help track level of effort.
Thanks so much!