Birdwatchers Come Out For Shorebird Migration
Even though it's still summer to us, many species of shorebirds are already heading south to their wintering grounds in Central and South America.
In the morning the group went to the East Pond to view dowitchers, yellowlegs, least sandpipers and many other species congregating on the refuge mudflats. In the afternoon the group was treated to several digital slide presentations given by bird experts Kevin Karlson, Don Riepe and Lloyd Spitalnik.
The day's events were jointly sponsored by the American Littoral Society, NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area.