It’s no secret that the Birdfreak Team lacks when it comes to shorebird identification. Much of this is due to our geographic location in the somewhat “shorebird free” Midwest. Granted, migration brings many different kinds of shorebirds through our area, but we lack the in-your-face, overloaded with shorebirds hotspot found more commonly on the coasts.
Any birder who has spent any time at all at a mud flat or coastal area knows how wonderful it is to observe the antics of shorebirds. Despite lacking boisterous colors, shorebirds-in their shades of mostly brown, rufous, white, gray, and black-are some of the most eye-catching and interesting birds. Shorebirds: Beautiful Beachcombers is an