wells national estuarine research reserve

Ducks, Geese, Egrets, Herons, Shorebirds, and Other Tidal-marsh Birds

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm View more Events

This program will bring us up to date on the status of tidal-marsh birdlife. Dr. Brian Olsen from the University of Maine is a principal investigator with project SHARP (Saltmarsh Habitat & Avian Research Program). He will present a fascinating illustrated program on this vital work with our birds.

King Rail

Tidal-marsh birds have declined dramatically across our area over the last two decades. What causes the decline? How many birds are there now? Project SHARP attempts to answer questions like these. The talk will include Ducks, Geese, Egrets, Herons, Shorebirds, and species formerly present but now scarce or absent. Besides the common birds it will look at species in near term trouble including the American Oystercatcher, Lesser Yellowlegs, King Rail, and Whimbrel.

What are the challenges and what are the signs of hope?  In this program we will learn how birds adapt in the face of sea-level rise and explore the long-term conservation of tidal marsh birds. Dr. Olsen’s talk will show us some of the methods, discoveries, and implications for our birds.

This program is sponsored by Wells Reserve at Laudholm partner York County Audubon Society.

Brian Olsen


Date & Time

Tuesday, April 18, 2017, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm


Regular Price: NA
Discounted Price: NA

For Wells Reserve programs, members of Laudholm Trust enjoy discount pricing.
Discounts offered for other programs, if any, are included in the full description above.


Not Needed.


York County Audubon