7th annual Shorebird Festival held last weekend at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Don Riepe of the American Littoral Soceity greets birders and outlines the day’s schedule.
Enthusiastic participants use binoculars and scopes to watch birds.
Birders stand on the dry lake bed to get a better view.
A birder focuses in on some of the smallest shorebirds in the East Pond lake bed.
The birding was spotty earlier in the day, but there was much more to see by afternoon.
A swan bathes in East Pond to the delight of the birders.
A bird takes flight over East Pond in Broad Channel