Comments for: Summer’s over: The birds are heading south

Posted July 25, 2014, at 1:05 p.m.

Shorebirds are among the first to conclude their breeding seasons and skedaddle from the northern latitudes. Along the mudflats of the coast, short-billed dowitchers have been leading the charge, and the southbound number of semipalmated sandpipers has begun to build. The size of their flocks will peak in mid-August, then …

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