Karen Bridgers <kbridgers@...>
Last evening, an adult Curlew Sandpiper in nearly complete breeding plumage
was found at the Goleta Sewage Plant on William Moffet Place (between the
airport and Goleta Beach). The plant can be reached by staying on Fairview
Avenue going south, passing the airport and looking for the gate opening on
the left between two large white pillars. Note that the south-bound
Fairview off-ramp is closed due to freeway construction, so you'll have to
get off at Los Carneros, turn right and go to Hollister, left on Hollister,
then right from Hollister onto Fairview.
The bird was still present this morning, but seems to be very skittish. The
sewage plant folks have said it is okay to broadcast this bird (which we are
doing on Calbird, BirdWest, etc.), but ask for your cooperation in the
PLEASE SIGN IN AT THE OFFICE BEFORE HEADING OUT TO THE PONDS.
If you should see the bird, please call me (964-1316) and/or Joan Lentz
(969-4397) with an update.