This event will showcase one of the core DWB habitat program sites in the Mississippi Delta, allowing supporters of DWB to see first-hand how their donations are being put to work creating habitat for migratory shorebirds on private lands. We will also provide detailed instruction on shorebird identification, including an indoor presentation and plenty of field practice. We’ll start around 9 a.m. at the site, which is near Sky Lake in Humphries County, MS, eat lunch together (BBQ lunch is included with registration), and will finish in mid- to late-afternoon (although participants can leave when they need to). We expect we’ll be able to study at least 10 shorebird species, including some in juvenile plumage, and some adults transitioning from breeding to winter plumage. This site, a former catfish pond complex that has been re-purposed as a duck-hunting club, always provides interesting birding in general, not just for shorebirds. Depending on habitat conditions, we may also visit nearby Sky Lake.