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Natural Plimoth Series: Epic Journeys, Shorebirds plus Bird Watch Tour

Plimoth Plantation

Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Epic Journeys: Shore Birds & Bird Watching Tour– with Shawn Carey & Wayne Petersen
Join Shawn Carey, creator of the film Epic Journeys: Tracking the Migrations of Shorebirds in the Western Hemisphere. Each year millions of shorebirds make an amazing round-trip journey between the Northern and Southern hemisphere. View this short film, Epic Journeys, as it looks at three shorebird species—Red Knot, Piping Plover and Semipalmated Sandpiper—and the challenges these species face during each of their monumental annual treks. After the film, Wayne Petersen (Director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Area Program for the Massachusetts Audubon Society) will lead attendees on a bird watching tour around Plimoth Plantation’s campus.

Presenters: Shawn Carey (Migration Productions) produces bird/wildlife related Multi-media presentations, videos and photo workshops that have been presented at many natural history events all over the United States. Shawn moved from his home in Erie, Pennsylvania in October 1986 to Cambridge Massachusetts and started watching birds in 1988. Already with an interest in photography and now birds, Shawn began to combine the two in 1991. By 1994 he and good friend Jim Grady started Migration Productions as a way to present their multi-image slide presentations to a live audience. Migration Productions has been presenting programs to natural history and birding organizations and camera clubs since 1994. (Massachusetts Audubon Society, Manomet, Eastern Mass Hawk Watch, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and many local bird and camera clubs). Migration Productions offers the finest quality bird/wildlife programs with stunning photographs, video, sound tracks, and interviews with many people involved with bird watching and natural history topics. Shawn’s photos have been published in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Mass Audubon Sanctuary magazine, Science magazine, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Magazine and many others over the last 15+ years. In 1997 he started teaching bird photography workshops (Fundamentals of Bird Photography) for the Massachusetts Audubon Society. For additional information visit

Wayne R. Petersen is Director of the Massachusetts Important Bird Areas (IBA) Program at the Massachusetts Audubon Society. He was the Field Ornithologist at Mass Audubon for 15 years before assuming the position of IBA Director in 2005. As co-author of Birds of Massachusetts (1993) and co-editor of the Massachusetts Breeding Bird Atlas (2003), his knowledge of the habitats, distribution, and status of the Commonwealth's bird life is both extensive and wide-ranging. A New England Regional Editor for North American Birds magazine and editor of the New England Christmas Bird Count for National Audubon, Wayne's knowledge of the seasonal distribution of New England bird life give him a wide perspective when thinking about Important Bird Areas in Massachusetts and beyond. Among his other writing projects are authorship of the National Audubon Society's Pocket Guide to Songbirds and Familiar Backyard Birds (East), and Birds of New England (with Roger Burrows), and contributions to The Audubon Society Master Guide to Birding, The Sibley Guide to Bird Life & Behavior, and Arctic Wings.  Wayne leads international birding tours for Mass Audubon, is a founding member of the Massachusetts Avian Records Committee (MARC), and is a member of the advisory committee of the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program, and the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary.  He is also on the board of the Wildlands Trust of Southeastern Massachusetts and is president of Bird Observer magazine.  In 2005 Wayne was the recipient of the American Birding Association’s Ludlow Griscom Award for outstanding contributions in regional ornithology. 

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Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Ave
Plymouth, MA 02360

Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (EDT)

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Plimoth Plantation is a not-for-profit museum supported by admissions, contributions, grants and generous volunteers.

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Plimoth Plantation, a bicultural museum, offers powerful personal encounters with history built on thorough research about the Wampanoag People and the Colonial English community in the 1600s. Our exhibits, programs, live interpreters, and historic settings encourage a new level of understanding about present-day issues affecting communities around the world.

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Natural Plimoth Series: Epic Journeys, Shorebirds plus Bird Watch Tour
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