Events & Adventures
8th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, August 24, 8am-5pm
A partnership program among NYC Audubon, Gateway National Recreation Area,
and the American Littoral Society
The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge is internationally renowned for its fall shorebird migration, when thousands of birds representing over 35 species regularly stop at the East and West Ponds during their southward flight. Peak numbers usually occur in August. Join the 8th Annual Festival to learn about shorebird biology, behavior, and how to identify these species out in the field.
See below for members-only transportation to the Shorebird Festival from Manhattan.
Coffee and Donuts
Guided walk around East Pond: Shorebird identification
Lunch (Bring your own or buy locally, within 5 minutes' driving distance)
Guided walk around West Pond: Shorebirds, waders, early migrating warblers
Shorebird photography (Lloyd Spitalnik)
Shorebird research (NYC Audubon)
Shorebirds of North America (Kevin Karlson)