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Migration Stopover Discovered for Threatened Shorebirds – with Andy Johnson

February 16 @ 7:10 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Andy Johnson from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for a program on the recently discovered migration stopover site for threatened Whimbrels, one of the fastest declining shorebird species. The 20,000 Whimbrels using this site at night is the largest known gathering anywhere and is of critical importance to the survival of this species. Andy Johnson grew up in Ann Arbor and was one of Washtenaw Audubon’s best young birders when he was in high school. He graduated from Cornell and is now a multimedia producer for the Lab. He helped document the Whimbrel stopover site in South Carolina with photographs and video and will show us some of his work in this program.

You can see Andy in this wonderful CBS Sunday Morning piece that aired this past fall: A migration odyssey: Tagging whimbrel shorebirds


Join us at 7:10 for for introductions, recent bird sightings, etc. The program will start at 7:30 pm.

This is an online Zoom program only.

Join Zoom meeting: https://umich.zoom.us/j/99959530793
Meeting ID: 999 5953 0793
Passcode: 289387
Or dial-in: 312-626-6799

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February 16
7:10 pm - 9:00 pm
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