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Shorebird migration nearing its peak in the state

11:56 AM, Aug. 15, 2013

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With summer waning, migratory shorebirds are now reaching peak numbers in Wisconsin and many public properties offer great places to view these birds, traditionally among the first to leave the state for warmer climates, state bird experts say.

"Shorebirds are notorious for being the earliest southbound migrants, and mid-August typically represents peak diversity and abundance of the birds in Wisconsin," says Ryan Brady, a Department of Natural Resources research scientist who coordinates bird monitoring activities across the state. "To help the public find them, a map has been ...

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