Put your birding skills to use and participate in the International Shorebird Survey (ISS) during a two-day coastal stewards workshop, March 22-23. On the first day of the workshop, participants with gather for evening presentation by Abby Sterling, shorebird biologist for Manomet Inc., covering ISS protocols and the history of the survey. Following the presentation there will be a brief refresher on shorebird ID. The following day, participants will travel by boat through Wassaw Sound to conduct the ISS during the spring shorebird migration. This survey provides important information on population trends used in shorebird conservation planning.
This workshop is designed for intermediate or advanced birders with strong shorebird identification skills or those who are willing to study on their own prior to the workshop.
March 22, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
March 23, 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Registration is required by March 15. Contact Kayla Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-598-3345 to register.
*The two backup dates for this workshop in the event of inclement weather are
- April 5, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – April 6, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- April 21, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – April 22, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.
If all three workshops are canceled, your payment will be refunded.
The Coastal Stewards program is a series of environmental education workshops targeted to adults living on or visiting the Georgia coast. The goal of the program is to engage adults in activities designed to improve their knowledge of coastal ecosystems, enhance understanding of current issues impacting coastal communities, and inspire stewardship of natural resources. Each workshop contains a mixture of lecture, lab and field activities using scientific and recreational equipment.