Shorebirds of the Northeast

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Connecticut Online Event

Shorebirds of the Northeast

August 12, 2020, CT


Join Audubon for a 4-week online workshop that will focus on the identification skills of the shorebirds found throughout the Northeast in the late summer. While most shore birding occurs at our coastal habitats, many species can be found in smaller numbers at inland locations as well. Along with identification tips and practice, we’ll discuss how you can support and participate in Audubon’s work in protecting these birds and conserving the places they need.

The four sessions will take place every Wednesday from July 22 thru August 12.

  • Week 1 (July 22) Introduction to Shorebirds: Learn to categorize the individuals of a flock into Plovers, Sandpipers, and other groupings.
  • Week 2 (July 29) Peeps and the Other Sandpipers: Decode these frustratingly similar species with a mix of plumage, behaviors, and structural characteristics.
  • Week 3 (August 5) Plovers and Larger Shorebirds: After examining a few easily confusing pairs, we’ll take a look at species with unique bill shapes, behaviors, and habitat choices.
  • Week 4 (August 12) Other Birds You’ll Find While Shore Birding: Terns, Gulls, and long-legged waders.

Upon registration, you will receive a link to log in to the online classroom.

For questions, please contact Kate Pratt at or 203-405-9113.

Please note, by signing up for this webinar series you are consenting to receive emails from Audubon about this program and our conservation work. You may opt-out of our emails at any time.

Piping Plovers. Photo: Walker Golder / Audubon

Bent of the River Audubon Center is a 700-acre nature sanctuary and education center located in Southbury, Connecticut. We are part of the Audubon Connecticut state office of the National Audubon Society and Atlantic Flyway. Our mission is to protect birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow. Visitors are welcome to enjoy our trails, nature programs, and conservation-themed events throughout the year.

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