Birding Long Beach with Soheil & Dorie on Monday, Dec. 14

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Date - 12/14/2015
11:00 am - 2:30 pm

Plymouth Long Beach - Main Public Beach

Join expert birder Soheil Zendeh and Dorie Stolley on Monday, 12/14, for a taste of Long Beach’s autumn birds, such as sanderling; dunlin; black-bellied plover; snow bunting; Northern gannet; brant; surf, black and white-winged scoter; red-throated and common loon; common eider; long-tailed duck; and northern harrier.

soheil zendeh

Soheil Zendeh

Soheil has been an avid birder and natural history observer since the early 1970s. He co-founded Take a Second Look, a monitoring program for winter birds of Boston Harbor that ran for 35 years. Soheil also  co-founded Friends of Belle Isle Marsh and maintains the web site for Nuttall Ornithological Club of Cambridge.

Dorie is the program manager for Goldenrod Foundation. She was a wildlife biologist for U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service for 12 years, working in Texas, Virginia and Rhode Island. She is particularly fond of shorebirds and sea ducks.

Participants will meet at the Long Beach parking lot and carpool out to the Goldenrod field station, stopping along the way for views of sea ducks. From the field station, we will walk 1-2.5 miles in search of birds. We will return to the parking lot by 2:30 p.m.

Common Eiders - one of several species of sea duck we might see.

Common Eiders – one of several species of sea duck we might see.

Bring binoculars, water and lunch or a snack. Dress in layers. It can be cold and windy on the beach, so bring more clothing than you think you will need! Hats and gloves are recommended. Bring a spotting scope if you like; we will have two to share.

Sign up below. Fee is $10 for the general public and $5 for volunteer Beach Ambassadors.