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The red knots are coming! Migrating shore birds' annual invasion of Delmarva is beginning

The red knots are coming! Migrating shore birds' annual invasion of Delmarva is beginning

The time has come for mid-Atlantic fans of the red knot, a migratory shore bird that is proposed for endangered status under the federal Endangered Species Act, to head out to watch the birds feed on horseshoe crab eggs and the like at their favorite Delmarva and Delaware Bay spots. During the species' migration to and from the Arctic tundra and southern Chile and Argentina, many of them stop along the Atlantic coast to belly up to a feeding frenzy. Birdwatchers' online sightings reports announced the red knots' presence near Lewes, Del., on May 2 and 3, and yesterday on High's Beach near Cape May, NJ. According the interactive ebird.org map of red knot sightings since...

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