The best year I can remember for shorebirding in New Hampshire, from spring through fall, both inland and on the coast. The wealth is not confined to the US though. Check out the following shot from County Wexford Ireland, taken by Killian Mullarney. A new record high for Europe of buff-breasted sandpiper, a New World shorebird (breeds in North America, winters in South America). Double digits of this species also in Britain and Spain. Can the continued displacement of large numbers of these and other nearctic shorebird species (pectoral sandpiper) perhaps lead to a founder population in the old world?