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Session 1: Introduction to Shorebirds and species coverage of 4 North American shorebird Families (Plovers and Lapwings; Oystercatchers; Stilts and Avocets; Jacanas)
A general overview of these wading birds in the Order Charadriiformes, which also includes skuas, jaegers, gulls, terns, skimmers and alcids, will start the workshop, with some interesting natural history stories about shorebird behavior and migration. Kevin worked four summers in the Alaskan Arctic as a shorebird biologist (1992-95), and he has many interesting tales to tell about these amazing birds. A brief introduction to each of the four family groups listed above will then be followed by comprehensive coverage of each species, including ID tips and natural history information.