Events & Adventures
7th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, August 25, 8:30am-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 7th 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
Shorebird Identification Hike to the West Pond
Issues, Research, and Management of Jamaica Bay's Wildlife (Don Riepe)
Shorebird Photography (Lloyd Spitalnik)
Shorebird Monitoring Update (John Rowden)
Lunch (Bring your own or buy locally, within 5 minutes' driving distance)
Shorebird Identification Hike to the East Pond
Shorebirds of North America (Kevin Karlson)
Bus transportation is available from Manhattan to Jamaica Bay. Meet at 71 West 23rd Street at 7:30am. Limited to 30. Free for contributing members at the Student/Senior level and up. Contact Adriana Palmer at 212-691-7483 to reserve a seat.