Shorebird ID Workshop

Increase your shorebird ID skills Sept. 25 through 27 at Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge. 

Learn more about shorebirds and the Audubon Coastal Bird Survey

Sept. 25 - 27, 2015

Increase your shorebird identification skills! Audubon Louisiana, with support from the Louisiana Ornithological Society, will host a weekend-long shorebird identification workshop in southwestern Louisiana. Through a combination of classroom and field-based training based at the Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge, we'll provide expert training to increase your knowledge of sandpiper, plover, and tern identification and ecology.

There is a $25 fee to attend, which will cover two nights of lodging*, meals, and transportation from the refuge to local shorebird watching sites.

Participants will arrive between 6 and 7 pm Friday (Sept. 25) for dinner, introductions, and an overview of the weekend. The workshop will end by 3 pm on Sunday (Sept. 27). 

Participants must be at least 16, but if under age 18, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Participants should have the ability to walk unassisted for at least a mile, be prepared for a variety of weather conditions, and should bring the following:

- Hiking boots

- Binoculars and/or spotting scope (if possible)

- Bug repellent 

- Water bottle 

Directions, parking, and other workshop information will be sent to participants before Sept. 14, 2015. 

For more information email Erik Johnson or Louisiana[at]

*Lodging will be in a bunkhouse at the refuge. If you'd prefer to stay elsewhere, you will be responsible for your own accomodations. The nearest hotel is 40 min. away. 

**You will receive a confirmation email once you register that will include payment instructions. 

Register online for the Workshop here!**

Or you can download this form and mail it in with your registration fee.


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