ID Class: Shorebirds
February 5, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm$20.00
Shorebirds Simplified: A Different Approach to Field ID Class
Feb. 5, 1:30pm-3:00pm; Jamaica; $20
Kevin Karlson (Kevin T. Karlson Photography)
This indoor workshop helps to remove confusion that exists with field identification of shorebirds. Formerly a difficult task reserved for experts, shorebird ID becomes easier for all levels of birders if a relatively simple approach is taken. Starting with non-changeable features of general size, structure and behavior, a simple yet accurate first impression is formed. This is the foundation for then applying feather details and plumage patterns to reach a more complete ID picture. This program is suitable for birders of all skill levels, but we will keep the ID premise simple for casual birders. Comparative photo arrays of similar species will help with recognition of subtle differences in structure and plumage. Kevin is one of the authors of the bestselling book The Shorebird Guide, and has published a laminated foldout guide “Shorebirds of North America.” A short quiz at the end of the program will test your powers of retention, with photos that range from easy to challenging.