Greater Yellowlegs  ( Grand Chevalier )

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Tringa melanoleuca

Description:    Greater Yellowlegs
Photo Date:   August 3, 2007

Location:  

Hilliardton Marsh, Cell 3

Photographer:  

Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Greater Yellowlegs appears to be increasing dramatically, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count and Breeding Bird Survey records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 4400% in the last 40 years. There is sufficient data about this species to have a fairly high level of statistical confidence in this magnitude of growth.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

May 1

Typical fall arrival:

Aug. 3
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

May 16

Typical fall departure:

Oct. 12

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

2000   1   1