The John Burroughs Natural History Society strives to foster the study and enjoyment of natural history and to encourage conservation of natural resources. The organization reaches out to the general public via field trips, lectures, and a newsletter called The Chirp. Field trips, offered several times each month, cover a wide variety of interests including bird watching, flower identification, geology, insects, and herptiles. Walks take place throughout the county and adjacent areas, from the Hudson River to the Catskill Mountains.

Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Get Involved!

JBNHS is actively involved in citizen science and community service projects including bio surveys of the Black Creek watershed, two annual Christmas Bird Counts, the January Waterfowl Count, Mohonk Hawkwatch, NABA Butterlfy Count and beautification of the median in front of the Maritime Museum. Become a member and get involved!

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Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Upcoming Field Trips and Events

The field trips of JBNHS are oriented to nature study. They are free and open to the public.

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Where to Bird in Ulster County

Where to Bird in Ulster County

Our home base is Ulster County in the Hudson Valley of Upstate New York. We’re lucky to have wonderful birding not only in Ulster but in all the surrounding counties covering a wide variety of ecosystems. From forests and mountains to fields and streams, we have it all!

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