Speaker: Gene Scarpulla. “Shorebirds 101: An Introductory Overview”
Abstract: Gene Scarpulla’s virtual presentation will concentrate on how to get started with shorebird identification and will be appropriate for new birders; for experienced birders who have never gotten around to figuring out shorebirds; and for birders of all levels who need a brush-up in preparation for the upcoming shorebird migration season. Gene will review the different groups and species of shorebirds found in Maryland, with tips on their identification. Gene may be known primarily as a gull guru but his expertise on shorebirds is just as deep, having been honed through weekly trips to the Delaware Bayshore and Hart-Miller Island over many years’ time.