Skagit Audubon

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May Program: Understanding Shorebirds - The Miracle of Migration


By Tim Boyer, Photographer

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
7:00 Social; 7:30 Program
Padilla Bay Interpretive Center
10441 Bayview-Edison Road
Mt. Vernon, Washington

Photo: Dunlins in Flight - by Tim Boyer

This program looks at the epic migrations of shorebirds, focusing on eight of the thirty-eight common shorebirds found in Washington. We explore the trans-ocean migration of Bar-tailed Godwits, Pacific Golden-Plovers, Sanderlings and other birds that cross the majority of the Pacific Ocean.

Topics such as where they migrate, why they migrate and how they are able to travel so far are covered. These global migrants require global conservation and climate change solutions. In an effort to understand their remarkable journeys we need to look beyond the North American borders and see where shorebirds spend most of their lives.

Tim Boyer is a professional nature photographer with a primary focus on the birds of North America. Shorebirds are his favorite group of birds, and he spends a lot of weekends on the Washington Coast. Tim sells fine art prints at art festivals in Washington and Oregon, and leads photography workshops throughout the year.


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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center(Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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