Seeking shorebirds in Cass County
Late July is not exactly prime time among the network of bird aficionados. In fact, you may even call it a lull of sorts. But standing out amid the humdrum of routine nesting species is one group in particular, the shorebirds. These are the birds that strut around in mudflats and shallow water on longish skinny legs probing the flats with long bills. Most are through nesting high up into Canada and are currently working their way south through the state, often in good numbers.