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December 2018

NYML CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 15

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 no later than Saturday, November 24. Be prepared for a full day out of doors. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired. Please contact…

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NYUD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 29

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 no later than Saturday, December 22nd. Be prepared for a full day out of doors. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired. Please contact Mark…

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January 2019

NYMS CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

January 5, 2019

The brand new NYMS (Minnewaska/Shawangunk) Christmas Bird Count 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 assignment no later than Saturday, January 5th. Be prepared for a full day out of doors. Reports from feeder watchers in the count…

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ALL DAY ANNUAL WINTER BIRD COUNT AT EBNP

January 6, 2019

The 14th annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) will be conducted on Sunday, January 06, 2019. 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…

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ALL DAY NYSOA WINTER WATERFOWL COUNT

January 12, 2019

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…

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WALLKILL VALLEY RAPTORS

January 13, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@gmail.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 2018

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.