A Year in the Life of a Red Knot’ webinar for World Shorebirds Day

 

The tiny Red Knot has captured the hearts of many nature lovers. It is most famous for its amazing 30,000 kilometers (or more than 18,000 miles) annual migration, but there are many more reasons to love a Red Knot.

As part of an international celebration of World Shorebirds Day, Manomet, Environment and Climate Change Canada, Nature Canada, Moose Cree First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Mushkegowuk Council, SAVE Brasil, Centro Bahía Lomas, Universidad Santo Tomas, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are hosting ‘A Year in the Life of a Red Knot.’ Join this exciting online event for a look at Red Knot migration and the people and places they encounter on their journey.

We will follow the story of ‘Rufous the Red Knot’ from the children’s comic “A year in the life of a Red Knot”, with one of the authors reading the story. At each of Rufous’s stops we will meet the people and see the places of his journey. After the story and presentations there will be a Q&A Session to discuss red knot migration and conservation.

Starting in the Arctic

  • Moderator: Benoit Laliberte, Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada
  • Narrator: Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada

James Bay, Canada

  • Edward Sutherland, Kashechewan First Nation, Mushkegowuk Council
  • John Turner, Moose Cree First Nation

Mingan Islands, Canada

  • Yves Aubry, Environment Canada and Climate Change Canada

Northern Brazil

Bahia Lomas, Chile

  • Carmen Espoz, Centro Bahía Lomas, Universidad Santo Tomas

Lagoa do Peixe, Brazil

  • Raquel Carvalho, SAVE Brasil
  • Elior Silva, local tour guide and artist

Georgia Barrier Islands, United States

  • Abby Sterling, Manomet
  • Fletcher Smith, Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Register now to join this fun and educational conversation about Red Knots on Tuesday, September 7th! Translation to French, Spanish, and Portuguese will be available.

Reserve your place here: https://us02web.zoom.us/…/821…/WN_Ad0Qv000Se6zOKeSOCt81Q.