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Ulster County Big Sit 2019

May 4, 2019

JBNHS’ annual Big Sit is also our BIG fundraiser for the year but serves too as a friendly competition between the three established sits. Do you have a birdy back deck or favorite patch and a cause worth birding for? Why not join the challenge and see how many species you can identify and get friends and family to pledge to your effort. In the past money has been raised to support Glenn Proudfoot’s fine research with N. Saw-whet Owls, numerous enhancements at SGNWR, and Where to Bird in Ulster County panels now located at three locations about the county.


Great Vly Sit
Help support Glenn Proudfoot’s awesome N. Saw-whet Owl research work right here in Ulster County. Is this the year for the perennial runner-up sit?

Kingston Point Sit

This year we are raising money to support the wonderful New York State Young Birders Club. Afternoon shifts are still open for coverage. Contact Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com ) if you’d like to help.

Galeville (SGNWR) Sit

Same great cause again for this location, the continued financial support of the Friends of the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge. Please contact Donna Seymour (dseymour66@gmail.com ) to plan and schedule your shift.

New Location for a Sit?

Please contact Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com ) with any questions and to let us know for promotional sake.


Donations can be based on a pledge per species or flat donation. To donate by check please make checks payable to JBNHS and note desired sit you’d like to support. Send in donations to the Treasurer at:

Lin Fagan
281 West Chestnut Street
Kingston, NY 12401.

To donate online:


May 4, 2019


The field trips of JBNHS are oriented to nature study. They are free and open to the public. We do, however, sometimes visit sites that charge admission fees, which are the responsibility of the participants. Children are very welcome on field trips, but pets are not. Although there is a brief courtesy waiting period for latecomers, the meeting times are important: please arrive in time to sign up with the leader.