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Shorebird Identification with Bob Lewis

October 12, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Shorebirds flock to the Bay Area in the fall. Many are coming from their breeding sites in the Arctic, others from the prairies. They take advantage of the rich food resources in the Bay to recover from their migration, to molt their feathers, and to prepare for their trip back to their nesting grounds. A few shorebirds breed here and so are here throughout the year. Shorebirds include sandpipers, oystercatchers, stilts, avocets and plovers. We will study their behaviors and identifying characteristics to enable us to identify them as they gather along our shorelines.

Bob trained as a chemist and worked in the energy industry for 33 years. He’s taught birding classes in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 25 years and is the past chair of Golden Gate Audubon’s Adult Education Committee. His life bird list is over 5000 species, and he loves to travel. He’s an award-winning photographer, focusing on birds. Bob was honored with American Birding Association’s Chandler Robbins Award for Education and Conservation in 2016 and GGAS’ Paul Covel Award for Education in 2017.

Register with your email to attend live and the Zoom information will be sent to you on the day of the event. The event will be closed captioned.


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