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November 2017

KINGSTON POINT AND RIVER ROAD

November 25 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Kingston Point Beach,
102-144 Delaware Ave
Kingston, NY 12401 United States
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Contact trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com or 339-1277) to register for this outing or with questions. We will start our day at Kingston Point, which often harbors late sparrows and their allies. Dickcissel and Lapland Longspur have made appearances in the past. Waterfowl and eagles can be expected as well. We will then carpool to…

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December 2017

WINTER TREE ID AT HIGH BANKS

December 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Banks Preserve,
132 River Rd
Ulster Park, NM 12487 United States
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Contact trip leader Nava Tabak (navatabak@gmail.com ) to sign up or with questions regarding this outing. Meet Nava at one of Scenic Hudson’s newest properties located at 132 River Road Ulster Park, NY 12487. This parcel of nearly 300 acres has a wonderful trail system through mature woods leading all the way to Esopus Lake.…

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HOLIDAY, HISTORY, AND BIRDS TOO

December 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact Lin Fagan (339-2054 or faganlin@verizon.net) to confirm your participation and for info and directions. Meet Lin at the Hurley Town Hall, Wamsley Place, Hurley, NY 12443 (near intersection by Hurley Mountain Inn, Hurley Post Office, and Stewart’s Shop) for a 9:00 a.m. start time. The party will carpool to a stretch of the Hurley…

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NYML CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 16
NYML

Participate in the longest running citizen science effort in the world. Contact Steve Chorvas (246-5900 or schorvas@gmail.com ) for assignment in the Mohonk Lake/Ashokan Reservoir count circle. Be prepared for a full day out of doors. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired. Please contact Steve regarding details about compilation get…

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NYUD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 27
NYUD

Participate in the longest running citizen science effort in the world. Contact Mark DeDea (339-1277 or forsythnature@aol.com ) for assignment in the Ulster Dutchess count circle. Be prepared for a full day out of doors. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired. Please contact Mark regarding details about compilation get together…

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January 2018

IN SEARCH OF SAW-WHETS

January 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We hardly know a thing about these beautiful little owls. Join trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com or 914-466-2707) in search of their Ulster County wintering hideouts. ALL INTERESTED PARTICIPANTS MUST REGISTER WITH PETER TO ATTEND AND UNDERSTAND SPACE IS LIMITED AND THAT A SUCCESSFUL TRIP WILL HINGE ON QUIET AND COURTEOUS BIRDERS.

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ALL DAY ANNUAL WINTER BIRDCOUNT AT EBNP

January 6, 2018
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve,
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve
Saugerties, 12477
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Rain Date: Sunday, January 7, 2018 The twelfth annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) is scheduled for Saturday, January 6, 2018. Participants will census the winter bird community inhabiting the 160-acre Preserve, recording numbers of individuals and species diversity. WBC results will become part of the Preserve's biodiversity database, and will help…

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WALLKILL VALLEY RAPTORS

January 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@g.mail.com ) to register for this outing. Start the New Year right and get outdoors on this popular roadside trip between New Paltz and Wallkill. Wintering raptors, congregating waterfowl and gulls as well as half hardies will be the focus on this outing. We will drive through Blue Chip and…

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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2017

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.