This morning Lloyd Davis checked out the north shore of Newnans Lake (just
east of Gainesville, Alachua Co., for you newcomers) and came up with a
dozen shorebird species. Here's his list, with tallies for most species but
not all:

Semipalmated Plover  3 (first of the fall)
Black-necked Stilt  8
Greater Yellowlegs  4
Lesser Yellowlegs  52
Sanderling  2 (first of the fall)
peep, sp.  ~50 (Semipalmated, Western, and Least)
Pectoral Sandpiper  55+
Stilt Sandpiper  9+
Short-billed Dowitcher  2

No gulls or terns. Five Roseate Spoonbills still around. Nobody's checked
the south end of the lake, where the American White Pelicans were, in quite
some time.

Rex Rowan
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