Port Susan Snow Goose & Birding Festival >
………………………….WSHRN - Skagit & Stillaguamish Deltas Celebration
Help us celebrate the designation of the Skagit/Stillaguamish Delta as a Site of Regional Importance in
the Western Hemispheric Shorebird Reserve Network (WSHRN).
Saturday Feb 23rd from 4:30 to 8:00 PM
Four Springs House on Camano Island
Join us for this fun and informative event that will include food, presentations, art show and prizes.
Special speakers include an award ceremony address by Charles Duncan, the Executive Director of WSHRN, and a keynote address by Dr. Rob Butler, a world-renowned expert on shorebird conservation.
Dr. Charles Duncan WSHRN Executive Director: Conserving Shorebirds at a Grand Scale.
Shorebird numbers are dropping quickly, with some species projected to go extinct within our lifetime. Charles will discuss the WSHRN program and why protecting these birds is an important international conservation priority that requires proactive and coordinated efforts within each of the countries these birds fly through during their vast, pole to pole migrations.
Dr. Rob Butler: Birds of the Wind
“Birds on the Wind” is a story of scientific discovery of the migration of the western sandpiper, from its tropical winter home to the tundra breeding grounds. The story of the migration of 3 million tiny sandpipers will make you look at birds in a new way and the scientific discovery will entertain and surprise.
Click to Learn About the Keynote Speakers
Click to Learn About WHSRN
The Organizers would like to thank the following for supporting this event:
4:30pm - 5:50pm__Social mixer
_________________(includes one complementary glass of wine or beer)
_________________Meet the speakers
5:50pm - 6:00pm__Please be seated
6:00pm - 6:50pm__Welcome and Opening Remarks, Ruth Milner, WDFW
_________________Conserving Shorebirds at a Grand Scale,
_________________Dr. Charles Duncan, WSHRN
_________________Special Recognition of Our Partners,
_________________Bob Everitt, WDFW
6:50pm - 7:10pm__Coffee and Dessert
7:10pm - 8:00pm__Birds on the Wind,
_________________Dr. Rob Butler, Pacific Wildlife Foundation