Fall Shorebird Migration
Time - 7:30 am - 10:30 am
Trip Leader(s): Alexa DeJoannis
Meet at Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center parking lot, South G Street, Arcata. Humboldt Bay is Western Hemisphere Reserve Shorebird Network wetland of hemispheric importance; it’s mudflats and eelgrass beds attract a surprising diversity of waterfowl and waders that exploit the diversity of food resources available. During fall migration a birder can expect to see close to 30-40 species of shorebirds exploit Humboldt Bay’s various habitats. This trip will focus on observing shorebirds on north Humboldt Bay during the rising tide. Dress in layers and bring a reusable water bottle, restrooms (portapotty) are available. Shorebird species expected include: Western and Least Sandpiper, Dunlin, Marbled Godwit, Willet, Dowitchers, Black-bellied Plover and American Avocet.
Please bring a face covering and stay 6 feet from others.
About your trip leader:
Alexa DeJoannis started birding about ten years ago in the agricultural landscape of the Imperial Valley and the Salton Sea on a job censusing burrowing owls. She moved to Humboldt County to continue studying birds, and earned a master’s degree at HSU with a research project tracking winter molt in a banded population of snowy plovers. After all that time on the beach, she gained a wealth of knowledge about our seabirds and shorebirds of the North Coast. She has served as president of the Redwood Region Audubon Society and has been leading field trips for Godwit Days since 2016.
Bookings are closed for this event.