Yesterday I took a day off from work so I could bird Riverlands, along Cora 
Island Rd, and Edward Jones Confluence State Park. Here is yesterday result: 

Cora Island Rd: 

Greater Yellowlegs 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Least Sandpiper 
Wilson's Snipe - 2 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 4 
Red-necked Phalarope - 3 
Northern Harrier - 1 
Savannah Sparrow 
Cliff Swallow  (yes, they are still here) 
Barn Swallow 
Tree Swallow 
Northern Pintail 
Blue-winged Teal 

Edward Jones Confluence State Park: 

Greater Yellowlegs 
Lesser Yellowlegs 
Least Sandpiper 
Pectoral Sandpiper - a lot of them 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 
Baird's Sandpiper - about ten 
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - at least 10 
American Golden Plover - at least 6 
Stilt Sandpiper - 5 
Spotted Sandpiper - 1 
Black-necked Stilt - 6 
Ruddy Turnstone - 3 juveniles 
American Avocet - 7 
Marbled Godwit - 1 
Short-billed Dowitcher - 3  yes, I found them 
Red-necked Phalarope - 1 (another one) 
Semipalmated Plover - 2 
Laughing Gull - 1 (a new addition to my Missouri life list #293)  
Caspian Tern - 2 
Black Tern - several 
Pied-billed Grebe - 1 ( I also went there Sunday. I saw three of them but only 
one yesterday.)  
Northern Shoveler


Caspian Tern - 1 
Pectoral Sandpiper ~ about 20 on the Illinois side - at a pond near the dam 
Least Sandpiper - at the same place as above 

Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Little Blue Herons, and Great Blue Herons were 
seen at all three places. Sunday I saw several Solitary Sandpipers at the 
Confluence State Park but saw none yesterday. I had a total of 51 species 
including a Rudy-throated Hummingbird in my backyard for the day. 

Good birding, 
Jim Hickner 
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