Nature Almanac – Migrating Shorebirds at Lagerman Reservoir

A Lesser Yellowlegs photographed by Scott Severs

Millions of shorebirds are migrating from the Arctic Tundra toward South America. Some fly through the night to reach Longmont’s Lagerman Reservoir. Here they rest and use their long bills to probe for insects and tiny shrimp along the reservoir’s banks. Naturalists Scott Severs and Ruth Carol Cushman go out at dawn spot the shorebirds flying into Lagerman.


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