14th Annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
Saturday, August 17, 2019 from  8:00am - 5pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

Join bird and nature enthusiasts for a festive day at the Jamaica Bay
Wildlife Refuge. Over 40 species of shorebirds have been recorded at the
Refuge, with the greatest diversity and abundance in August. Learn about
biology, behavior, and how to identify and protect shorebirds.  Test-drive
some of the latest Swarovski Optik equipment. Activities include guided
walks, arts & crafts, expert talks on conservation, identifcation, and
Jamaica Bay, plus a related exhibit: The Horseshoe Crab’s Crown, outlining
the creation of the children’s book by Heather Feather and illustrated by
Valentina Gallup.  Bring boots, binoculars (or borrow ours), and lots of
curiosity! Free and open to the public.. A $20.00 contribution would be
greatly appreciated to defray some of our costs.

8-8:45 a.m.    ◦ Arrivals, Registration, Complimentary Coffee and Doughnuts
8:45 a.m.       ◦ Guided Shorebird Hike at the East Pond (high tide is
10:15am!) – location subject to water level
10                  ◦ “Birding for Beginners” Guided Walk
10:30             ◦ National Park Service Welcome
11                  ◦ Jamaica Bay Habitat Concerns and Wildlife Management
with Don Riepe
11-1pm          ◦ Bird-Friendly Buildings Activity Table – learn to be an
advocate for birds with Molly Adams
11-2               ◦ Shorebird-inspired Arts and Crafts Table – make birds
from paper and more!
11:45             ◦ NYC Audubon Shorebird Research with Dr. Susan Elbin,
Kaitlyn Parkins, Emilo Tobón
12:30– 1:30 p.m.      Lunch break:  Bring Your Own!
1:30               ◦ Guided Hikes around the West Pond
3:30               ◦ Shorebird Photography with Lloyd Spitalnik
4:15               ◦ Shorebird Identification Workshop with Kevin Karlson

Directions:  Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center is located along
Cross Bay Blvd in southern Queens approximately 2¼ miles south of Howard
Beach and ¼ mile north of Broad Channel. Q52 and Q53 buses stop on Cross
Bay Blvd at the Visitor Center parking entrance traffic signal. The flat
10-minute walk to the Visitor Center from the subway A train stop at Broad
Channel is approximately ¾ mile; limited free shuttle service at program
start and end.


NYSbirds-L List Info:

1) http://www.mail-archive.com/nysbirds-l@cornell.edu/maillist.html
2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NYSBirds-L
3) http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NY01

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