When I found an interior whimbrel a couple of weeks ago, I recalled the
interesting research project on whimbrels based on the Eastern Shore of
Virginia.  Whimbrels are being trapped there in spring and some are being
equipped with satellite transmitters.  This area is a very important spring
stopover for whimbrels moving north from the Caribbean and South America.
The Nature Conservancy has played a major role in preserving this area and
supporting the whimbrel study.  The web site below has a wonderful 7-minute
video of this project which tracks the migration of one bird named "Hope"
over several seasons.  Radio-tracking results don't get any better than
this (nor do natural history videos), so I highly recommend you view this
at  http://littlenatureshow.org/

Marshall Howe

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