Armed with binoculars and an interest in shorebirds, 40 participants enjoyed the “Breakfast and Birds” presentation at Tigertail Beach on November 4, sponsored by the Friends of Tigertail.
The enthusiastic group first learned about the “magnificent migrators”, avian species that travel long distances to spend the winter on area beaches. Tips on bird identification were reviewed by the two knowledgeable leaders, Susan Kubat and Fran Huxley, followed by time on the beach to use the new identification skills. Several types of birds greeted the group, including dunlins, least sandpipers, black bellied plovers, white ibis, herons, egrets, ospreys, and turkey vultures.
Friends of Tigertail will host three other events during the winter, and all are invited to attend:
December 9, 2017: Quarterly beach clean-up
January 13, 2018: Breakfast and Birds
February 24, 2018: Discover Tigertail
For additional information, go to FriendsofTigertail.com or follow the group on Facebook.