Today I got off work early so I could bird Cora Island Rd, Riverlands, and 
Confluence Road. I got to see 14 species of shorebirds and five species of 
ducks. This time I saw only Great Blue Herons and a lot of Great Egrets but no 
Snowy Egrets or Little Blue Herons. Killdeer was the only shorebird I saw along 
Cora Island Rd. Shorebirds were still plentiful in Heron Pond but the number of 
shorebirds is way down in Edward Jones Confluence Point State Park. Here is 
the result I got today: 

Heron Pond: 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
Least Sandpiper 
Semipalmated Sandpiper 
White-rumped Sandpiper - some are still there 
Semipalmated Plover - 4 
Greater Yellowlegs 
Lesser Yellowlegs - very few 
Stilt Sandpiper 
Baird's Sandpiper - 2 

Edward Jones Confluence Point State ParK : 

Before the state park sign before you enter - 

Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 3 
Pectoral Sandpiper 
Least Sandpiper 
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2 
Black-necked Stilt - 5 

After the sign, especially in the pipeline area - 

Pectoral Sandpiper 
Least Sandpiper 
Semipalmated Sandpiper - few 
Lesser Yellowlegs - 2 
Greater Yellowlegs - 1
Buff-breasted Sandpiper - 2 
Wilson's Phalarope - 1 
Red-necked Phalarope - 1 

Also Mallard, Blue-winged Teal, Green-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, and 
Northern Pintail.  

Good birding, 
Jim Hickner 
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