Merritt Island NWR, 1/19/2013
|Long-billed Dowitchers (for the most part)
| Mostly Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers
at least one dowitcher is in there (look for the white stripe on the back)
Next I drove to East and West Gator Creek. I wish I saved more time to visit here. There were many birds here. I picked up a Bonaparte's Gull and about 20 Marbled Godwit here, but I also came across a large flock of gulls, skimmers, and shorebirds. I had no time left to give them much attention, but I'm guessing there were at least 50 Laughing Gulls, 100 Black Skimmers, and an assortment of Least Sandpipers, Red Knots, Dunlin and Dowitchers.