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Sorting out Spring Shorebirds at Prime Hook NWR

March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


A close-up comparison of shorebirds from the Delaware Museum of Natural History's collection. Photo by Jean Woods

Can you tell these apart? A close-up comparison of shorebirds from the Delaware Museum of Natural History’s collection. Photo by Jean Woods

We are very excited to offer an early spring workshop on shorebirds commonly seen on the Delmarva Peninsula. DOS will offer this identification workshop in conjunction with the Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH) and hosted by Prime Hook NWR.  It will be held on Saturday, March 24, 2018, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge Visitor’s Center.  Participants will have the opportunity to view, study and discuss the skins of a variety of shorebirds that can be found on the Delmarva Peninsula during spring migration. Dr. Jean Woods, Curator of Birds at the DMNH, will guide us through the museum’s selected collections. This downstate program will introduce new birders to many shorebirds commonly seen, while offering plumage challenges for our intermediate birders. If interested in attending, please sign up; our workshops have become quite popular.

The workshop is free but space is limited and registration is required.  If you’re interested in attending our “Sorting out Spring Shorebirds” workshop, please contact Jean Woods, jwoods@delmnh.org or 302-658-9111 x314.  


Directions to the Prime Hook Visitor’s Center:  From Route 1, take Route 16 east for 1.1 miles toward Broadkill Beach; turn left onto Turkle Pond Road and travel 1.6 miles to the refuge office, visitor center, and Friends Store at Prime Hook.


March 24, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Prime Hook NWR HQ
11978 Turkle Pond Rd.
Milton, DE 19968 United States
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