Shorebirds

Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover

Snowy Plover

Snowy plovers are uncommon small shorebirds mainly along the coasts. The picture of this Snowy Plover eating Insects was taken at the mudflats near Boca Chica beach. The picture of this Snowy Plover eating insects was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Snowy Plover, click on the arrow below.

Common Tern Pair

Common Tern Pair

Common Tern Pair

The picture of this Common Tern Pair was taken at Nickerson Beach in Nassau County, New York. The picture of this Common Tern Pair was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the sounds of the Common Tern, click on the arrow below.

American Oystercatcher Juvenile

American Oystercatcher Juvenile

American Oystercatcher Juvenile

American Oystercatcher Juvenile

The picture of this American Oystercatcher Juvenile was taken at Nickerson Beach, New York. The picture of this American Oystercatcher Juvenile was photographed with the Canon 5D Mark III Canon 300mm f2.8 IS II with the 2X extender.
To hear the song of the American Oystercatcher, click on the arrow below.

Spotted Sandpiper Juvenile

Spotted Sandpiper Juvenile

Spotted Sandpiper Juvenile

Juvenile Spotted Sandpiper

The picture of this Juvenile Spotted Sandpiper was taken at the East Pond near Big John’s Pond at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge in Queens, New York during the fall shorebird migration.

To hear the song of the Spotted Sandpiper, click on the arrow below.

Laughing Gull

Laughing Gull Portrait

Laughing Gull Portrait

Laughing Gull

This very handsome Laughing Gull was photographed at the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in New Jersey. The Laughing Gull’s species name is cachinnans, which is a 10-dollar word that comes from Latin and means to laugh heartily.

To hear the song of the Laughing Gull, click on the arrow below.