Shorebird Identification Class Saturday Feb. 23rd

Shorebird Identification Class    

Saturday, February 23  8:30-11:30  am

Fort De Soto Park, Tierre Verde, FL

Learn how to identify the major wintering shorebirds found on Pinellas beaches. Whether you are a backyard birder, a seasoned birder, or a photographer not sure of the bird in the photo, this class is a must. Knowledgeable local birders will help guide you through the identification process using a simplified approach with close-up views of the shorebirds using field spotting scopes.

Cost is $15, plus $5 admission to the park. Please bring binoculars, paper and pencil, hat and water. To register, contact Maureen Arnold at (727) 577-0448  or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tara LaSalla

Inspiration can sometimes be found in the most unusual ways. For Tara, it came in the form of a movie based on a Peter Benchley novel. Steven Spielberg's version of 'JAWS' became a worldwide phenomenon at the time, but unfortunately it also served to spread a great deal of misinformation about sharks.

Tara was fascinated by these creatures from a young age and throughout her schooling she realized that these fish were vital to the health of the world's oceans. This led her to attend Eckerd College in St Petersburg, FL where she received her degree in marine biology.

Tara currently resides in St. Petersburg, FL. She is the co-owner of Going Green Tampa and is an active community leader in the form of environmental and marine conservation and education. Her work with the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, Tampa Bay Watch and other local organizations continues to inspire those around her to protect our natural resources. She holds true to one of Mahatma Gandhi's principles: "Be the change you want to see in the world."


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