CLASS- Fall Shorebird Identification with Tim Boyer
If you attended the spring shorebirds class, this is the follow-up, but anyone interested in shorebirds is welcome.
September 14, 2011
from 05:00 p.m. to 08:30 p.m.
|Event Location||Issaquah REI|
|Contact Name||Eastside Audubon|
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We will review the spring shorebird identification and emphasize the fall shorebirds, (Baird’s and Pectoral Sandpipers, Wandering Tattler, American and Pacific Golden Plovers) and whatever rarities are available.
It is designed for the beginning and intermediate birder. We’ll discuss the typical identification markings, as well as size, shape, habitat and behavior which will assist in the overall identification of each species.
There will be one evening session (REI Issaquah, 6:00 to 8:30 PM) and one Saturday field trip. Fieldtrip participants should bring layers (of warm clothes), lunch, water, binoculars and spotting scopes.
For Class and One Day field trip; For Members $65. For Non-Members $80
For Class only; For Members $35, for Non-Members $50
Wednesday September 14 6:00 to 8:30PM
Field trip: Saturday September 17th
Full day trip to Gray's Harbor, bring lunch, dress for the weather. We will travel approximately 300 miles, carpool costs will be about $30. We will leave the Wilburton Park N Ride at 6:30 AM and return about 12 hours later. We’ll make 6 to 12 stops that will offer a close view of most of the common coastal shorebirds, while searching for the fall migrants.
The class is photographically based and you will see multiple images of each bird, including their various stages: juvenile, adult, breeding, and male /female. For shorebirds that are similar, such as, Western & Least Sandpipers, side by side photographs will demonstrate not only the similarities, but the remarkable differences between species.
Please contact our office at 425-576-8805 to register and pay by credit card over the phone. Or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you wish to sign up.