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April 2021

NY BBA III – ATLASING WITH EBIRD WEBINAR

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Data is colleced for the Atlas using the Atlas Portal on eBird. Learn what the portal is and why it’s important to use. This webinar is appropriate for those who have never used eBird or for seasoned eBird users who have never used the Atlas Portal. Email nybba3.hudson@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84550661831?pwd=S1RLSzRqSmpjWDI1QzBWWGVkamVyQT09 Meeting ID: 845 5066 1831 Passcode: 697496 One tap mobile +16468769923,,84550661831#,,,,*697496# US (New York) +13126266799,,84550661831#,,,,*697496# US (Chicago) Dial by…

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SPRING BIRDING WILDCARD

April 24

Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com ) so we can make arrangements for our party’s  travel and destination plans. The location for this outing will be determined a few days prior to the walk based on rare  or unusual sightings somewhere in the Hudson Valley. 

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KENNETH WILSON STATE PARK

April 25

This park offers a variety of habitats and all are easily accessible, with much of the walk on pavement. Please register  with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com) to enjoy the start of the progression of neotropical bird  migration, and if we’re quiet, maybe a drumming grouse too! If time allows we may travel to nearby Yankeetown Pond  as well.

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May 2021

ULSTER COUNTY BIG SIT

May 1

JBNHS’ annual Big Sit is also our BIG fundraiser for the year but serves too as a friendly competition between the  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…

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SPRING MIGRATION AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES

May 2

Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature  walk through woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, May 02, 2021. The first week in May is  typically the peak migration period for neotropical birds at this latitude, and early morning is the best time to see and  hear recently arrived songbirds in their brilliant spring plumage. We will explore a variety of ecologically rich habitats  to experience this annual rite of spring,…

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WARBLER WALK #1

May 5

Please register with trip leader Gerhard Patsch (gerapa2001@yahoo.com) to find out meeting time and location for this  enjoyable outing during birder’s “holy week”. The group will visit environs near New Paltz and travel towards the  Mohonk Preserve to search for neotropical migrants. 

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SPRING MIGRATION AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY #1

May 6

We will explore the sanctuary in search of neotropical migrants on the first two Thursdays of May. These outings will  have the birder home in plenty time for lunch, hopefully still in a glow after the morning walk. Please register with  Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com). 

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ULSTER COUNTY SPRING CENSUS: BIG DAY COUNT

May 8

This is the day we all look forward to….. the holiest day of the year! Spend the whole day in the field or just a few  hours....who knows what may be found. Refer to your copy of Where to Bird in Ulster County or visit www.jbnhs.org for  good birding locations. Submit your report in checklist order to Steve Chorvas (schorvas@gmail.com) or P.O. Box 214,  Saugerties, NY 12477). This information is combined in a regional report published by the New York…

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SPRING MIGRATION AT HIGH BANKS

May 10

An early morning visit during spring migration to this Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Esopus should provide a  generous selection of neotropical migrants. Please register with trip leader Jess Prockup (procolinos@gmail.com).  There is an initial climb of 200 feet on the trail but walking is easy after that and a panoramic view of the mid Hudson  Valley can be enjoyed while scanning the treetops for colorful songsters. 

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WARBLER WALK #2

May 12

Please register with Gerhard Patsch (gerapa2001@yahoo.com) for the second installment in this great series. The  group will again visit environs near New Paltz and travel towards the Mohonk Preserve to search for neotropical  migrants. 

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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2021

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.

JBNHS FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK!!!
All participants should be aware of existing guidelines and new field trip protocol listed below:
(Scheduled field trips are listed below the guidelines)

Participant responsibility agreement while attending a JBNHS field trip or outing. Please note that there will be no physical sign-in sheet until further notice. By registering, each participant acknowledges both his/her understanding and acceptance of the Individual’s Responsibilities stated below.

Individual’s Responsibilities are:
1. To stay with the group, follow trip leader’s requests, and do not separate unless you notify trip leader
2. To understand that out-of-doors activities involve hazards and that one participates at one’s own risk
3. To wear with clothing and footwear appropriate to the terrain, and for sun and insect challenges as well
4. To adhere to the ABA Birding Code of Ethics, respect and preserve the flora, fauna, and properties we visit
5. To be mindful and courteous to other participants

Additionally, we will ask that all participants:
1. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
2. Socially distance – 6 feet or more apart
3. Do not share optics or other equipment
4. Expect to utilize your own mode of transportation to starting point and for any location change during outing
5. Understand that participation will be limited to ten pre-registered individuals