The beaches of The Delaware Bay are the most important stopover point for shorebirds in all of North America. The confluence of shorebird migration and horseshoe crab spawning presents an unbelievable natural phenomenon, as Red Knots, Ruddy Turnstones, Sanderlings, Semipalmated Sandpipers and more converge on the sandy beaches to feed, preparing for the next leg of their fantastic voyage to Arctic breeding grounds. This presentation will highlight the species and factors involved in this annual event.
Brett is the Program Director of New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory. He has been studying and enjoying birds and nature for over 35 years. His passion for birds and their conservation has led to his involvement in many research and educational projects, specializing in migration and distribution patterns. These endeavors have taken him from the mountains of New Mexico to the beaches of New Jersey, including a stint (no pun intended) as the hawkwatch counter at Cape May in 1990. He looks forward to sharing the wonders of birds and nature with you!