Learning the various species of shorebirds can be a daunting task. Knowing how to look at them is part of the challenge. More is not necessarily better, says Jon Dunn, co-author of the National Geographic Society’s Field Guide to the Birds of North America, and Peterson Field Guides to Warblers and Gulls of the Americas. We’ll take the time to review just a few species of shorebirds, focusing on a few small species (the ‘peeps’) in the genus ‘Calidris’. We’ll focus not only on the identification features, but their behavior and their status and distribution. We’ll also discuss the general life cycle of shorebirds and the three distinct plumages (basic, alternate and juvenal) they have.
This workshop can be paired with Jon’s Sunday Morning Shorebirds with Jon Dunn
Please bring binoculars to the talk so you can see the feather tracts!