Shorebirds at Point ReyesSeptember 11, 2021
Limantour Beach and estero is of the most productive wetlands at Point Reyes National Seashore. On this hike we will visit the the area to observe a variety of shorebirds which we will study.
This is an especially good time to observe and learn the differences between phalaropes and plovers, sanderlings and sandpipers. Breeding species like Snowy Plover are joined by migrant godwit, dowitchers and a variety of small sandpipers. Elegant Terns, Surf Scoters and other ducks, raptors and additional birds may be seen on this four-mile hike.
David Wimpfheimer is a professional naturalist and biologist. For almost forty years David has pursed his passion, natural history of the America West. He enthusiastically shares his extensive knowledge about all aspects of the natural world with many groups including Smithsonian Institution, California Academy of Sciences, Road Scholar and Oceanic Society.
Photo Credit: Galen Leeds
-We will be meeting at the Limantour Beach Parking Lot
– Please arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in
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What to Bring:
Binoculars are essential for this class
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Notebook and Pen/Field Journal
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• Perform a health self-check before coming to class using the CDC Symptoms of Coronavirus as a guide
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