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2/19 Program 7pm: Shorebirds by Gary Slater

posted Feb 18, 2014, 3:50 PM by Roxie Rochat
CAMANO WILDLIFE PROGRAM
Shorebirds of the Greater Skagit-Stillaguamish River Delta
Gary Slater, Snohomish Conservation District
Wednesday, February 19, 7 p.m.

Shorebirds are a conspicuous feature in the coastal estuaries of northern Puget Sound.  These long-distance travelers rely on both estuarine and terrestrial habitat as refueling sites during migration and for overwintering.  Understanding how shorebirds navigate this highly altered landscape is critical for crafting conservation strategies aimed at reversing long-term population declines.  Join us Wednesday, February 19, 7 p.m. at the Camano MultipurposeCenter (blue building), 141 East Camano Drive, as Gary Slater presents information on shorebird ecology and life history, shares results from research in the Skagit-Stillaguamish River Delta, and describes how citizen scientists can participate in a new Puget Sound-wide monitoring effort. Slater is the founder and Executive Director of Ecostudies Institute, a non-profit organization committed to conserving birds and their habitats.The Camano Wildlife Habitat Project, sponsored by Friends of Camano Island Parks, hosts this free public presentation.  For information, call 360-387-2236, visit www.camanowildlifehabitat.org or e-mail camanowildlifehabitat@gmail.com.

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