Monday, August 29, 2011

Hudsonian Godwits - South Amelia River, Intracoastal Waterway, Nassau County, FL - 8/28/11

Hi All,

A flock of 20+ somewhat inland Hudsonian Godwits was reported today from the Intracoastal Waterway, the South Amelia River, just west of Amelia Island in Nassau County, Florida. The birds were extremely near Georgia, possibly less than 8 miles from Georgia when they were found! The observer noted the birds flying in a V formation.

Hudsonian Godwits are documented to fly in V’s and crescent-shaped lines, and are also documented to fly nonstop from James Bay in Canada to South America over the western Atlantic Ocean, which helps to explain why seeing Hudsonians in Georgia is, and would be, such an accidental and amazing event! It's also documented that there are possibly only 50,000 Hudsonian Godwits!

The post from FloridaBirds-L:
http://lists.ufl.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1108D&L=FLORIDABIRDS-L&D=1&T=0&O=D&P=10801

Good Near Georgia Birding!

Mark

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