Hello Missouri Birders: After only reading about all the good shorebirds at Columbia Bottom CA (St. Louis County) the last couple of weeks I was finally able to get up there myself today (30 August) before they all got any further south.
Lots to pick through, and I am sure I missed many.
Of the 14 shorebird species I observed, highlights for me included:
2 - Buff-breasted Sandpipers
1 - Western Sandpiper
3 - Baird's Sandpipers
A single juv. FRANKLIN'S GULL was mixed in with Ring-billed Gulls, as well as 3 CASPIAN TERNS.