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April: Little Birds, Long Trips
Episode 521st April 2021 • Chesapeake Almanac • Chesapeake Bay Foundation
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April is a turning point for migrating birds, and the flow of life through the Chesapeake is heavy. It's the time for spotting some small travelers coming from as far south as Patagonia, at the southern tip of South American. While some stay for the summer, others are here for just a short time as they continue on as far north as British Columbia. John Page shares where to look and what to look for.

Featured in this episode: spotted sandpiper (Actitis macularia), greater yellowlegs (Totanus melanoleucus), prothonotary warbler (Prothonotaria citrea).

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These readings are from John Page Williams, Jr.'s book, Chesapeake Almanac: Following the Bay through the Seasons. The publication is available in print at Content copyright © John Page Williams, Jr. All rights reserved.