The shorebirds -- sandpipers, plovers, and their relatives -- are beautiful and diverse, with more than 20 species occurring regularly at Malheur Refuge. However, some can be challenging to identify. This program will cover the basics of using their shapes and behaviors to narrow them down to species, and clarifying how their plumage colors and patterns change with the seasons.
Kenn Kaufman is a freelance writer, artist, and naturalist. Most of his energy currently goes into book projects and painting bird portraits. He has written a dozen books, including his own field guide series, Kaufman Field Guides, and his most recent title 'A Season on the Wind'. We are grateful to our Friend Kenn for his service as a FOMR Board Member and advocate for the National Wildlife Refuge System.