Lesser Yellowlegs  ( Petit Chevalier )

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Tringa flavipes

Description:    Lesser Yellowlegs
Photo Date:   August 5, 2007


Hilliardton Marsh


Michael Werner

General Notes

The population of Lesser Yellowlegs appears to be decreasing 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 decreased by as much as 95% in the last 40 years. Although there is insufficient data about this species to be highly confident in the actual magnitude of the decline, the trend is considered statistically significant.

Abundance: Common Earliest observed:  

Typical spring arrival:

May 8

Typical fall arrival:

Aug. 5
Breeding Status: Migrant Latest observed:  

Typical spring departure:

May 23

Typical fall departure:

Aug. 29