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From Kevin Chrisman FB, former St. Pete Audubon Bird Steward
You all might enjoy this. On July 29, 2012, my friend Rob and I found this banded Semipalmated Plover while Bird Stewarding with St. Pete Audubon at Ft. DeSoto, in Pinellas County, FL. Luckily, Rob got a great photo! We reported the sighting at the time but never heard anything back. Thanks to groups like this, I found another contact who was banding SEPL and sent them the reisighting info.
The photo bounced between a few researches and eventually I found out this from the Biologist who banded it: This guy "was captured on its nest and banded in 2011 on Niglintgak Island in the Kendall Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, Mackenzie Delta, Northwest Territories. It was re-sighted on the breeding grounds in 2012 on Fish Island (just outside the sanctuary). It was not seen in 2013 or 2014. We weren’t at that study site in 2015; we plan to return there in 2020." That is a journey of just over 3555 miles!!! That is awesome.
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