Thursday, August 24, 2017

Fwd: 2017 Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

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Subject: 2017 Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

With New York City Audubon and the American Littoral Society
One of the most exciting natural spectacles that you can see from Jamaica Bay is the annual shorebird migration.  Having left their breeding grounds in the arctic, many shorebirds are on a journey to warmer climes in Central and South America.  We like to think that Jamaica bay Wildlife Refuge is one of their favorite stops along the way. Come learn more about these incredible animals at our annual Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival, taking place Saturday, August 26.

Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
Saturday, August 26
9AM - 5PM
Join us for a day of indoor and outdoor programs. Learn about shorebird behavior, biology, photography, and how to identify them by local experts. Also includes kids programs and walks by NPS Rangers. For information and reservations, call (718) 474-0896; e-mail This is a partnership program between Gateway NRA, NYC Audubon, and the American Littoral Society.
You_ll be sure to see semipalmated sandpipers like this one at the Shorebird Festival.
Jamaica Bay Unit | Gateway NRA |

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