UPDATE OCTOBER 2017: the Red Knot listed below as a new species was an erroneous entry and was removed from the species list in October 2017.
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Click here for the PDF document with the detailed monthly results through September 2015.
90 bird species were identified in September’s bird survey, including 1 new species, bringing the cumulative species total to 227. Some early migrant arrivals were seen as well.
This is the first time the Red Knot has been identified during the bird surveys. According to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology All About Birds website, “The Red Knot is the largest of the ‘peeps’ in North America, and one of the most colorful. It makes one of the longest yearly migrations of any bird, traveling 15,000 km (9,300 mi) from its Arctic breeding grounds to Tierra del Fuego in southern South America.” The photo above is by Christopher L. Wood from the same website.
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