February 2024

Vol. 52, No. 1

At a Glance: December 2023 Revealed

Wayne R. Petersen


As this issue closes out 2023, it seems fitting to give readers a break by providing an almost complete view of the mystery bird instead of an anal or decapitated perspective, or a view that conceals most of the more typical field marks. This issue’s mystery bird is a species that most readers will likely recognize as a shorebird of some sort. Because it is a shorebird, the first question that should come to mind is whether it is a sandpiper (Family Scolopacidae) or a plover (Family Charadriidae)?

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