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August 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 6:45 pm
A free online event hosted by our friends at the Nantucket Atheneum!
Over the last 75 years, American oystercatchers have slowly become re-established in New England due to increased protection, with the first 20th century breeding in Massachusetts recorded in 1955.
Karen Beattie (Director of Science and Stewardship with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation) will discuss the natural history of this now common charismatic shorebird and the importance of Nantucket as a breeding site. She will also share insights about the range-wide movement patterns of Nantucket’s birds from a long-term color banding and re-sight program undertaken by researchers affiliated with the American Oystercatcher Working Group.
Cosponsored with the Nantucket Conservation Foundation. The talk will be streamed live on the Nantucket Atheneum YouTube Channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtPgXF0FPiZtEuj1ZnBWecQ?view_as=subscriber