I heard about this cute little 6 minute short movie recently from Audubon's website [link], and watched recently on an online streaming service. This is a must see for any birder and especially for those of us that have a special place in our hearts for shorebirds.
One great thing about this video might be that it could raise awareness of shorebirds and perhaps the conservation of shoreline habit for these wonderful species.
With this video only being 6 minutes - I don't know how they are going to distribute this!?!?
Check out the Official trailer:
A 4 minute, (perhaps pirated and cropped) preview:
|Image Source - http://www.audubon.org/news/a-behind-scenes-look-pixars-new-short-film-piper|
Again, I really recommend visiting the Audubon's Website to read a little more about this video. There are some great bonus images there such as the audubon-style piper image above. The link is:
On a more local note, I joined the Essex County Field naturalists at Lakeview Marina where Lake St Clair funnels into the Detroit River. Lots of ducks to look at but nothing particularly rare. Not even a single Long-tailed duck! One nice observation was a pair of Great Blue Herons hanging out on some ice-flows.