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York County Audubon continues our Workshop series by offering a Shorebird Identification Workshop presented by noted Maine Birder, Louis Bevier. Shorebirds herald the changing seasons by staging and feeding in mixed flocks on our beaches and resting on historical roosting area. Fortunes Rock Beach and Hills Beach are two of these noted areas. Louis will discuss the beautiful plumage variation of these long-distance migrant flocks. We will begin to identify specific species within the flocks by size, shape and feeding strategy. Louis will also identify species migratory travel dates from ebird data. Sounds of individual species will also be discussed and listened for on our beach walks.
This workshop will be led by well known Maine birder Louis Bevier. Since the 1960’s, birds have drawn him to explore most of North and South America, leading to months at sea off Alaska and California, backcountry surveys in the high Sierra, plant and bird expeditions to several countries, and many other adventures. He has worked as a tour guide for Field Guides, as an editor for The Birds of North America series, as Associate Editor for the journal North American Birds, and serves on the Maine Bird Records Committee.
The workshop will be held at the University of New England (room and parking area to be announced) on Saturday, July 30, 2016 with a rain date of Sunday, July 31st. We will meet at the UNE parking area at 8:00 a.m., carpool to Fortunes Rocks for our first beach walk, and return to UNE for Louis’ presentation at 10:00. A second walk will follow at Hills Beach. Beach shoes are appropriate although we should not get wet as High Tide is 8:40. Please bring your lunch.
This workshop is proudly sponsored by York County Audubon. The cost is $10/person, payable by check or cash at the workshop. But space is limited and advance reservations are required. Please register by signing up on this website by clicking on the event link in the Calendar column to the right, and then scrolling down to the fields for making a reservation. Hope you can join us.
American Oystercatcher – photo by Ken Janes. Common Tern with fish – photo by Marie Jordan.