*As of the morning of the event (Tuesday, September 6), weather.com indicates only a 15% chance of rain/thunderstorms for the event vicinity and time. Thus, we intend to hold the event as scheduled. Should a stray thunderstorm pop up during the event, we'll make adjustments at that time.*
On September 6, 2016, the Katy Prairie Conservancy (KPC) will be participating in World Shorebirds Day, an international count day for sandpipers and their relatives. We'll be conducting counts of the Indiangrass restoration area at the KPC Field Office starting at approximately 4:00 p.m. and then proceeding to another KPC property where we expect to see shorebirds and remain there until dusk (approximately 7:45 p.m.). Anyone wishing to participate and learn about fall shorebirds on the Katy Prairie is welcome to attend. And there will be other birds besides shorebirds to be observed and included in our overall count, plus other critters as well.
Participants will be required to sign a release when they arrive (or print and sign it in advance). You can find the release for both adults and children above.
Please arrive at the Field Office between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. in order to sign in before we begin counting. Come prepared to be standing or walking for 2 to 3 hours under the weather conditions on the day (you can bring a folding chair if you like). Bring water, and wear appropriate footwear and comfortable clothing for strong sun and possibly mosquitos. We may be walking up to 1 mile (but no farther) from our vehicles at the most distant location during the census.
Your leaders for this event will be Bob Honig and Steve Gast, members of KPC's Stewardship Committee.
Directions to the Katy Prairie Field Office can be found on our directions page: look at the directions for the Indiangrass Preserve/KPC Field Office.