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Session 3: Detailed ID Coverage of the most Difficult Shorebird Species
This session will provide brief coverage of regular vagrants and some expected rarities, with comparison photos of similar N. American species if applicable. Kevin will then give in depth coverage on how to separate the most difficult shorebird species in North America using real life or digitized photos, including similar species in side-by-side comparison. Pertinent ID tips are embedded into the digital images so participants can see the most important features to concentrate on. A good amount of the information is personal to Kevin and not available in other print or digital media, which should help participants in separating these tough similar species. Some of the species covered include dowitchers; Western and Semi-palmated Sandpipers; Eastern and Western Willet; American and Pacific-golden Plovers; and nonbreeding phalaropes. Forty-one years of Kevin’s study of these birds will be shared during this workshop, so save yourself some time and review it with Kevin in a relatively short amount of time.