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November 2021

KINGSTON POINT BIRDING ON NORTH STREET/IMMIGRANT’S WAY

November 28 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com) to register for this outing. We will start our day at Kingston Point Beach and walk north along the old Immigrant’s Way which often harbors late sparrows and their allies. Waterfowl and eagles can be expected as well. Please dress warmly and bring along your spotting scope (no sharing for now). A caloric, warm breakfast snack and beverage will be provided to start our day and help us fondly remember our favorite Beatle.

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December 2021

HOLIDAY LUNCH AND BIRDS TOO

December 12

Contact Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com ) to confirm your participation and for info and directions. The party will bird a location within the NYML CBC circle depending on conditions to scout for the following week’s Christmas Bird Count. After a few hours in the field participants will return to meeting place with lunch at a local establishment as an option.

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NYML CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 18
Snow Bunting

Contact Steve Chorvas (246-5900 or schorvas@gmail.com ) for possible assignment in the Mohonk Lake/Ashokan Reservoir count circle no later than Saturday, December 4th. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired.

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NYUD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 29
Purple Finch

Contact Mark DeDea ( forsythnature@aol.com ) for possible assignment in the Ulster/ Dutchess count circle no later than Saturday, December 11th. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired.

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January 2022

NYMS CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

January 1, 2022

The NYMS (Minnewaska/Shawangunk) Christmas Bird Count takes its fourth loop around the sun and is sure to be exciting with lots of our favorite winter birding spots within the circle. Contact Nick Martin (255-0752 or Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov ) for possible assignment no later than Saturday, December 25th. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT CBCs MUST BE CONDUCTED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY AGAIN THIS YEAR AS INSTRUCTED BY THE NATIONAL AUDUBON SOCIETY. 1) THERE WILL…

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ALL DAY ANNUAL WINTER BIRD COUNT AT EBNP

January 8, 2022

The 16th annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) will be conducted on Saturday, January 08,2022. Participants will census wintering birds throughout the 160-acre Nature Preserve, recording numbers of individuals and species diversity. WBC results will become part of the Preserve's biodiversity database and will help provide future guidance for land management and stewardship decisions. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is located on the banks of the Esopus Creek in the Village and Town of Saugerties in northern Ulster…

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WALLKILL VALLEY RAPTOUR

January 9, 2022

Contact trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@gmail.com ) to register for this outing and find out meeting time and location. Carpooling (which is typical on this outing) may be limited to family units, social pods, and/or participant comfort level. 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. Possible drive through of Blue Chip…

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ALL DAY NYSOA WINTER WATERFOWL COUNT

January 15, 2022

This annual statewide count includes waterfowl and their allies as well as eagles. Data collected will aid in understanding population trends and conservation practices of Atlantic Flyway waterfowl. The survey will include open bodies of water, especially along the Hudson, Esopus, Wallkill, and Rondout Rivers and possibly the Ashokan Reservoir as well as open agricultural areas where geese may graze. Contact Steve Chorvas (schorvas@gmail.com or 845-246-5900) for assignment. NOTE: snow/rain date on Sunday 1/16/22

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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