February 2022

Vol.50, No. 1

At a Glance: December 2021 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen


It is safe to assume that most readers of this journal will recognize this issue’s mystery bird as a shorebird, however, the species may not be quite so obvious. Considering that a total of 60 shorebird species have been recorded in the Commonwealth, the mystery bird has several similar-looking peers. Some of these are rarities that have appeared in the state only once or twice. Many other shorebirds, such as Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet, American Oystercatcher, and Long-billed Curlew, are unlikely to be confused with the mystery species.

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