Jump to content
Whatbird Community Board
  • Announcements

    • Bigfoot

      Whatbird Forums Rules   01/08/17

      'Help Me Identify a Bird' rules: When posting a new thread, please: 1. Read the FAQ and forum rules before posting 2. Include the location in your Post when seeking ID 3. Include the date of the sighting 4. Provide a photo or detailed description of the bird Forum rules: By posting in the WhatBird forums you agree to the following board rules: 1. You will be tolerant and respectful of your fellow members 2. You will not spam 3. You will not post sexually explicit, vulgar or racist material 4. You will not advertise or sell products 5. You will not discuss illegal activities 6. You will keep topics of religion and politics to a bare minimum 7. You will not take advantage of chat to break any of the above rules. 8. Members will not discuss homosexuality nor make any comments about others' sexuality. Breaking any of these rules may result in a suspension or a permanent ban from the forums!! Furthermore, anyone who causes continuous dissent and disarray in the forums will be banned as seen fit by the forum moderators under the pretense of "trolling." Gallery photos: Regarding photos in the Whatbird gallery, please keep in mind that the copyright belongs to the person who took the photo. So please do not use any of the Gallery photos without requesting permission from the photographer. Forum Photos: If you use photos other than your own, please place a link to the referenced photo and do not post other photographer's work directly.
    • Aveschapines

      Found a baby bird or a sick or injured bird?   07/11/17

      Here is a short article with advice for what to do if you find a baby bird or one that appears to be sick or injured. Bird rescue article Please feel free to post here if you have questions or need more help.
JayRayBallard

Dowitcher Species?

Recommended Posts

NJ Birder    283

I checked eBird and the usual Dowitcher species for that location during this time of year is Long-billed. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
chiccadee    6790
4 hours ago, NJ Birder said:

I checked eBird and the usual Dowitcher species for that location during this time of year is Long-billed. 

Thank you. Winter dowitchers are virtually impossible to ID without sight. Range and distribution are far better indicators.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
NJ Birder    283
37 minutes ago, chiccadee said:

Thank you. Winter dowitchers are virtually impossible to ID without sight. Range and distribution are far better indicators.

No problem! Another extremely reliable field mark for identifying Dowitcher species is the call of each one.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
GreatHorn    2674
6 hours ago, NJ Birder said:

I checked eBird and the usual Dowitcher species for that location during this time of year is Long-billed. 

Just curious where you got that from. The bar charts for Brevard, FL seem to indicate they both readily occur there in February

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×