This class focused on a number of rarely-seen shorebird species on pgs. 164 & 166 of the National Geographic Field Guide to the Birds of North America.
We started with a discussion of recent sightings, with one woman seeing an Arctic Warbler in the Mojave Desert the prior weekend.
- summers & breeds in Alaska, wintering in South-east Asia.
- heads to Alaska in time for the mosquitoes, their prey, to hatch
- some “wrong-way” migrants occasionally head down the North American coast
- are an Old World Warbler
- are difficult to separate from other warblers in genus Phylloscopus, which has ~35 species in Europe, most of which look very similar
- is the only Old World Warbler that breeds in North America