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“Understanding Shorebirds: The Miracle of Migration”
October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pmFree
October 17, 2018 OPAS Program at 7 p.m.
Dungeness River Audubon Center, 2151 Hendrickson Road, Sequim WA
“Understanding Shorebirds: The Miracle of Migration” Presented by Tim Boyer
How does a Sanderling that weighs an average of 2-ounces fly 3,000 miles from Alaska to Hawaii? How does a Bar-tailed Godwit fly from Alaska to New Zealand in eight days without stopping? Tim Boyer will discuss the epic migration of shorebirds, focusing on six of the 42 species of shorebirds commonly found in Washington. He will cover where they migrate, why they migrate, and how they are able to travel so far.
Tim Boyer is a professional nature photographer focusing on the birds of North America. Shorebirds are his favorite birds, so he spends many weekends pursuing shorebirds on the Washington coast. Tim leads photography workshops throughout the year, is a graduate of Seattle Audubon’s Master Birder Program, and is the author of the book Learn the Art of Bird Photography, the Complete Field Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Photographers and Birders. He will provide insights not only about amazing shorebirds but also about how he gets his spectacular photos.