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September 2019

FALL MIGRANTS AT NYQUIST/HARCOURT SANCTUARY

September 7 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@gmail.com ) at the Village of New Paltz parking lot just east of the Wallkill River and off of Huguenot Street. Field party will explore the floodplain forest and oxbow of the sanctuary in search of neotrops on the move south. NOTE: THIS IS A CHANGE OF DATE FOR THIS OUTING.

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NYSOA 72nd Annual Meeting and New State York Birders Conference

September 13 - September 15

The 72nd annual meeting of the New York State Ornithological Association (NYSOA) will be held September 13-15, 2019 at the Best Western Plus Kingston Hotel and Conference Center in Kingston, NY. This meeting will be hosted by the Catskill Center in conjunction with its fourth annual Taking Flight conference. The John Burroughs Natural History Society will be organizing and running field trips. The conference will be chock full of great birding and educational activities, along with opportunities to catch up…

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FALL MIGRANTS AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

The seventh in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After time spent on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) searching for transient songbirds participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting and influential life of our famous namesake. Contact trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com ) with questions. Meet Mark at Pond House. Follow the “Path through History” signs at the intersection of Floyd Ackert Road and…

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JBNHS ANNUAL PICNIC GET-TOGETHER AT HASBROUCK PARK

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Enjoy friends, food, an educational talk and project, and the view from the pavilion at beautiful Hasbrouck Park in Kingston. Joining us this year will be Emily Puthoff and Elena Sniezek of Hudson Valley Bee Habitat. Hudson Valley Bee Habitat's mission is to utilize their expertise as artists, designers, and mindful educators to pollinate public engagement with bees, the environment, and each other in order to help both humans and bees thrive. Emily and Elena will tell us about what…

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SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM

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

Our targets for this trip are sparrows. We will visit farmland habitat and weedy edges for LBJ’s and maybe a skulker or two. Our destination is private and all attendees should treat this as the privilege it is. Interested participants MUST preregister with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com) or 914 466-2707) as field party will be kept manageable. Peter will provide meeting location details for carpooling upon sign-up.

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October 2019

SPARROW WALK AT THE FARM

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our targets for this trip are sparrows. We will visit farmland habitat and weedy edges for LBJ’s and maybe a skulker or two. Our destination is private and all attendees should treat this as the privilege it is. Interested participants MUST preregister with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com or 914 466-2707) as field party size will be kept small and manageable. Peter will provide meeting location details for carpooling upon sign-up.

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November 2019

ASHOKAN RESERVOIR WATERFOWL

November 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join Glen Van Gorden (lucaspets@hotmail.com or 331-2469) to look for eagles, loons, grebes, and waterfowl. Meet at the parking area in the aeration basin on the south side of the reservoir. Dress warmly and anticipate windy conditions. A spotting scope will help make this trip a better experience. Please contact Glen to register for this outing or with any questions. Take Rte. 28 west from Kingston, turn left onto Reservoir Rd. at Winchell’s Corner. Cross the reservoir dividing weir, turn…

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LICHENS AT JOPPENBERGH MOUNTAIN – RESCHEDULED

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

So what are lichens, anyway? Explore some lichens and lichen habitats on Joppenbergh Mountain with Lynn Bowdery (lynn@bowderys.com ). Lynn has been trying to learn how to identify some of the lichens common in our region. She will try to share what she has learned about these intriguing creatures found on soil, rocks and trees. We might go off the paths depending on what we want to look at. Wear suitable shoes, and bring a strong magnifier or loupe if…

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ELECTION DAY SPARROWS AT THE “REC CENTER”

November 5 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
White Crowned Sparrow

Fulfill your civic duty and join JBNHS at this sparrow hotspot. This Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Ulster attracts migrating sparrows and has potential for other late migrants as well with stands of cedar and old ornamental plantings. The entrance (and meeting place for this walk) is across the street from houses 102 and 106 Kukuk Lane. If time allows we may visit one of the nearby river side parks to pad our trip list. Muck boots are…

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JBNHS GENERAL MEETING

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hudson River Maritime Museum, 50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, 12401 United States
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At the Hudson River Maritime Museum Riverport Boat School meeting room. Meet and mingle with new and old JBNHS friends and enjoy the program by Peter Relson, titled Birds of central Spain. Peter will share photos taken on a bird photography workshop in the Toledo and Leon areas of Spain. Think of the big sit, but you're inside a blind with a big window. There will be refreshments and a brief business meeting.

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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.