Two years ago, Ned Beecher and Chris Clyne happened upon a cannon netting and bird banding session on a Florida beach. Ned has returned twice for week-long “working” vacations, assisting this long-term research effort focused on Red Knots, the “beach robin,” a large sandpiper. Last May, he and Stefan Gaschott helped the same research team with resighting and banding work at Delaware Bay, where, in May each year, Horseshoe Crab eggs draw 80% or more of many shorebird species for voracious feeding on their long journeys to the Arctic breeding grounds.
With slides and maps, Ned and Stefan will discuss the plight of the Red Knot, the international efforts to help it, and the joys and opportunities of being involved in citizen science.
Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Programs are open to the public and are sponsored in part by L.L. Bean and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Donations of $3 per person and $5 per family are appreciated, members are free.