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Shorebirds & Birding by Impression with Kevin Karlson and Dale Rosselet

Saturday, August 9, 2014shorebird workshop event

August 9, 2014 - 8:30 am - 3:30 pm. Join Kevin Karlson, author of The Shorebird Guide, and Dale Rosselet, Vice President of the NJ Audubon Society, for a special indoor and outdoor workshop that concentrates on the ID approach covered in their upcoming book in the Peterson Reference Series at Houghton Mifflin/Harcourt Publishers. The book is called “Birding by Impression: A Different Approach to Knowing and Identifying Birds."

A morning of outdoor viewing on the refuge (8:30 am - 1 pm) will concentrate on shorebird ID, but also how to identify other birds using nonchangeable features as the initial focus of your ID process.  The afternoon session (2:00 pm - 3:30 pm) will share Kevin’s personal approach to shorebird ID that is used in “The Shorebird Guide” and will feature comparative ID photos that show similar species in a side by side digitized view. The last half hour previews Dale and Kevin’s new book by showing a number of comparative ID photos of other bird families. The authors will ask the audience to participate in the ID process by assessing the structural features and plumage details of the birds in each photo. While Kevin and Dale will tell you what birds are featured in each digital composite photo, it will be up to you to identify which is which. Come and practice your ID skills and get a preview of their new book which will be published in the spring of 2015.


  • 8:30am - 3:30pm
  • Space is limited and reservations are required. Call the Refuge to register at (302) 653-6872.

Last Updated: May 15, 2014
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