[TN-Bird] Notice: Gull Workshop postponed

  • From: Gaynell Perry <gcperry1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: TN-Bird Birds Birds <tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 17 Feb 2015 17:55:42 -0600

Posting on behalf of Delta Wind Birds
Gaynell Perry, Shelby County

The gull Identification workshop, originally scheduled for this Friday 
afternoon, has been postponed one week due to expected inclement weather. The 
workshop will start at NOON (and finish in late afternoon) on Friday, Feb. 27, 
with an indoor session near Arkabutla Dam in DeSoto County, followed by a local 
field trip to gulling hotspots. At Arkabutla Dam and spillway, we will be able 
to study plumages up close, including likely good photographic opportunities 
for Bonaparte's and Ring-billed Gulls. At Tunica Dump, we will practice our 
skills by picking through large numbers of Ring-billed Gulls and modest numbers 
of Herring Gulls, while also striving to find something more rare.

The workshop is being held on a weekday because the Tunica Dump, arguably one 
of the top gull hotspots in the mid South, is much more attractive to gulls on 
weekdays (due to trash movement by tractors).  With this arctic blast, maybe we 
will get lucky and find some goodies from up north.  For a bit more info and to 
register, visit:
We still have lots of space available, and this is likely to be a relatively 
small group, so we hope you can join us. All net proceeds from DWB events 
support DWB's efforts to provide habitat for migratory shorebirds in the MS 
Good birding,
Jason Hoeksema
Oxford, MS

Dr. Jason D. Hoeksema, Associate Professor
Department of Biology
University of Mississippi
phone: 662-915-1275
lab website <http://www.olemiss.edu/hoeksemalab/index.html>

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