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Morro Bay Winter Bird Festival

Shorebirds

American Avocet

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Comments:  Picture taken at extremely high tide in December 2007, which forced the birds to shore.

Black Oystercatcher

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Photographer:  Linda Tanner
Photographer's Website:  website

Black-necked Stilt

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Dunlin

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Photographer:  Mike Baird

Greater Yellowlegs

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Kildeer

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Long-billed Curlew

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Comments:  Picture taken at Morro Strand State Beach at Sunset. Also prevalent at Montana de Oro.

Long-billed Dowitcher

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Marbled Godwit

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Photographer:  Ruth Ann Angus
Photographer's Website:  website

Key Identifying Points:  Large sandpiper with long, slightly upturned bill.

Comments:  Uncommon on expansive mudflats and sandflats and on beaches.   >> more info

Mountain Plover

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Photographer:  Dave Keeling

Pectoral Sandpiper

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Photographer:  Dave Keeling

Red-necked Phalarope

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Snowy Plover

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
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Spotted Sandpiper

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Photographer's Website:  website

Willet

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Photographer:  Mike Baird
Comments:  Picture taken on Morro Strand State Beach, Morro Bay