Shorebird Migration Documentary Featured at MBL Falmouth Forum Season Finale, April 26

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ShawnCarey_02-smallMBL, WOODS HOLE, MA—Wildlife photographer Shawn Carey will share his film “Epic Journeys: A Documentary of Shorebird Migration” at the final presentation of the 2012-2013 MBL Falmouth Forum season on Friday, April 26 at 7:30 PM at the MBL’s Lillie Auditorium, 7 MBL Street, Woods Hole. The event, co-sponsored by The 300 Committee of Falmouth, is free and open to the public.

Each year millions of shorebirds make an amazing round-trip journey between the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. “Epic Journeys” follows three shorebird species—Red Knot, Piping Plover, and Semipalmated Sandpiper—and the challenges they face during each of their monumental annual treks.

The film asks the questions: What is being done to help protect these shorebirds and their habitat? How can the public help with their conservation? And where can one go to best see each of these species en-route to their destinations?

Interviews and footage were shot on Plymouth Beach and South Beach in Massachusetts, the Bay of Fundy in Canada, and Cape May, New Jersey.

Originally from Pennsylvania, Carey moved to Boston in 1986 and has been photographing birds and other wildlife for the last 20 years. He has also taught wildlife photography for Mass Audubon for over 12 years. Carey is on the board of directors for Eastern Mass HawkWatch, where he serves as their Vice President, and is also on the advisory board for the Massachusetts Audubon Society and Mass Audubon Visual Arts Center.

Carey co-founded Migration Productions in 1996 with Jim Grady.

An optional buffet dinner precedes the film at 6:00 PM at the MBL’s Swope Center. Tickets are $30 (inclusive of tax and tips) and must be purchased in advance at the MBL Communications Office, 127 Water Street, Woods Hole, or at Eight Cousins Children’s Books, Main Street, Falmouth. Dinner tickets are available until 5:00 PM on Tuesday, April 23.  For more information, contact the MBL Communications Office at (508) 289-7423 or


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