Shorebird Festival At Jamaica Bay Refuge
The American Littoral Society, a coastal environmental group dedicated to protecting and enhancing the Jamaica Bay ecosystem, partnered with NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area in organizing the special event on Saturday, August 24th. It celebrates the annual fall migration of thousands of sandpipers, plovers and other shorebird species as they stop to rest and feed at the refuge ponds.
"Jamaica Bay is one of the best birding spots in the northeast" said Don Riepe, director of the society's northeast chapter. "Over 125 people came out on a beautiful Saturday to see the shorebirds as well as egrets, herons, ibis, terns and many other species found at the refuge," Riepe noted.
NYC Audubon director Glenn Phillips spoke about the future of the park and the new General Management Plan currently under review.
To learn more about the bay and its wildlife contact the Littoral Society at 718-474-0896; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to their website: littoralsociety.org