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Surfbirds in Coronado

Wednesday April 10, the huge flock of Surfbirds previously reported by Paul L snd Barbara C continues. My estimate is over 300 surfbirds in alternate plumage! Though not “rare”, this flock is an amazing spectacle and may be the largest flock recorded here.

The birds seem to be feeding at the low point of the waves, meaning low tide is when they will be most active. Dan Jehl got photos showing they may be feeding on bean clams. I gave no idea if they are present at high tide, nor how long the flock will remain. They are relatively tolerant, but do scatter when approached by joggers.

Nancy Christensen

A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb
Source: SanDiegoRegionBirding Latest Reports