Jones Beach, Long Island

January 18, 2014

The annual Sawmill River Audubon owl prowl didn't net any owls this year, but we had a very atmospheric outing on Jones Beach followed by lunch at Captree State Park then more birding at Point Lookout.

red knots come in for a landing


Shore birds were the game of the day including (clockwise from top left): sanderlings, piping plovers, purple sandpipers, and dunlins.



Long tail ducks


Sanderlings


Boneparte's gull
purple sandpiper
red knots

Complete list of birds seen on this trip: Brant, Canada Goose, Greater Scaup, Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Northern Gannet, Great Blue Heron, Piping Plover, Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, Sanderling, Dunlin, Purple Sandpiper, Bonaparte's Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, European Starling, Snow Bunting


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