It was standing room only at our November 17 meeting when more than 80 people attended Michael Oates' presentation. Mr. Oates showed his video "A Meeting of Migrations" and then answered questions from the audience. He demonstrated extensive knowledge of the redknot and horseshoe crab populations and the negative impact of climate change on their life cycles and migrations. This SBC meeting attracted a large crowd of nonmembers in partnership with the Lewes Library's "One Book One Community" initiative.
Thursday, November 21, 2019 7-11:30 a.m. SBC Field Trip to Assawoman Wildlife Area for fall migrants and waterfowl with an optional stop at Indian River Inlet for seabirds and waterfowl on the way back to Lewes. Meet at Lowes (Lewes) by 7:00 a.m. to carpool. Register with John Long. Conservation Access Pass required to park at Assawoman WA.
Don't miss the November 17 meeting of Sussex Bird Club at 2:00 p.m. at the the Lewes Library. Michael Oates, an award winning digital media storyteller, will present "A Meeting of Migrations." This fascinating video about the spring migrations of red knots and horseshoe crabs profiles the ecology of the horseshoe crab/shorebird phenomenon, the work of researchers, and the public's interaction with this annual event. More information about Mr. Oates and his digital media projects can be found at www.302stories.com. The public is welcome.
On the morning of Thursday, November 7, 2019, eighteen SBC members and guests converged at the James Farm Ecological Preserve. It was a beautiful chilly fall day. We walked through the woods and spent time at the bayfront observation deck. We saw lots of yellow-rumped warblers and brant: