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Come take a stroll to learn about birds at Bird Rookery Swamp with the master – Dr. Bernie Master. During this strolling science seminar for adults you will learn the common birds – winter residents and CREW nesters as well as what birds are using this valuable habitat and why. We have a great chance to see early songbird migrants as they pass through on their way north to their breeding grounds. Many will be singing and we will learn their songs and how songs are used in population counts. Also, learn how CREW biologists are measuring populations of breeding birds and participate in a bird point count activity. An internationally recognized conservationist, Dr. Bernie Master has a Birding Life List that includes over three-quarters of the world’s bird species, in excess of 7,700 birds. He is the first American to see a representative of every bird family in the world. He was honored by HRH Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands for his contribution to conservation. A previously unrecorded song bird in Colombia, Vireo masteri, the Choco Vireo, is named for his family and the discovery published in IBIS, October, 1996. Quick Tip: Become a CREW Member and get a discount on your ticket TODAY. Non-members may join CREW and become eligible to take advantage of the member discount for all workshops by going to http://www.crewtrust.org/become-a-member/ or by calling 239-657-2253. *This guided walk is part of the CREW Strolling Science Seminar series (SSS). FAQs Is there an age limit for the event? This event is for adults only. What are the parking/facilities like at the trails? There is a grassy parking lot at the trail head. There is one portable restroom at the trail head. What are the trails like? The trails are mostly grassy/sandy ground level trails with some boardwalk structures over wet areas. Expect seasonally wet/muddy places on the trails during the rainy season (July – November). Is my registration/ticket transferable? Yes. You may give your spot to someone else. Be sure to change the information on your registration page or call us at 239-657-2253. Can I update my registration information? Yes, you may update your registration information up to 24 hours before the event. Do I have to bring a printed ticket to the event? No. We do not issue print tickets. Simply check in with the event leader at the time of the event.