Shorebird Migration - Spring '09


This class focuses on the phenomenon of shorebird migration, worldwide.  We'll also discuss shorebird reproductive strategies, since the two behaviors are strongly linked, and address some shorebird ID issues.

Shorebirds will be moving northward to nest, and this is a great opportunity to see them in their breeding plumage.

Parking is available in the Museum's parking lot below the museum.

"The Shorebird Guide" by Michael O'Brien et al is an excellent reference for this class.  Scopes are helpful on field trips.

Instructor: Bob Lewis
Provider: Oakland Museum of California
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Meets: Learning Center, First Level
Dates: 3 Thursdays, 7-8:30 PM, April 2, 16 and 23 (NO CLASS April 9)

Field trip itinerary

In the event of heavy rain, we may cancel a scheduled field trip. If have you provided your email address, check for notification if the weather is threatening. If necessary you may also call the instructor on the morning of the trip (phone number given in class).

April 5 at 8:00 AM
West Winton Avenue (Hayward Shoreline).  We will walk to Frank's Dump, a level walk of about 3 miles round trip.
April 19 at 8:30
Albany Bulb and nearby
April 26 at 10:00
Bodega Bay



For this class

Registration information

Field trip Directions
See itinerary to the right, below, for links to each destination

Bird List