May 26, 2022

Join RTPEC’s Three-Part Course on ‘Gulls & Terns’ Starting Today

LYME/OLD LYME — Starting tomorrow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, the Roger Tory Peterson Estuary Center hosts a new three-part session on ‘Gulls and Terns,’ which is part of its “For The Birds” live and interactive virtual series. These live webinars take place on Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. and require the use of Zoom.

Often overlooked on Connecticut’s shore, gulls and terns are some of our most common, yet at the same time, difficult to identify birds. Learn which species call Connecticut home and how to identify them in their various plumages.

Each three-week mini-course will center on a different theme and include an hour-long interactive live webinar per week. This will include a live Q&A as well as access to the webinar recording for the duration of your subscription, resource lists — which will include common species identification — and a list of recommended field guides, apps, and websites.
The price for the course is $30 for members and $45 for non-members.
The schedule for the course is as follows:

Feb. 16 -Week 1:
Discover the adaptations, migration, feeding and breeding habits, conservation and human interactions that make gulls and terns unique.

Feb. 23 -Week 2:
Recognize characteristics and gain understanding in identifying Connecticut’s different gull species.

March 2 -Week 3
Terns are in the same family as gulls and can also be difficult to identify. Wrap up the week with learning how to tell the difference between Connecticut’s tern species.

To register for the course, visit this link.