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April 2018

KENNETH WILSON STATE PARK

April 28 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kenneth Wilson State Park,
859 Wittenberg Rd
Mt. Tremper, 12457 United States
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This park offers a variety of habitats and all are easily accessible, with much of the walk on pavement.  Join trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com) for the start of full blown neotropical bird migration, and if we’re quiet, maybe a drumming grouse too!   Meet at the state park lot on Wittenberg Road in the Town…

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SPRING BIRDS AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES

April 29 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk in woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, April 29, 2018.  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…

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SPRING MIGRATION AT HIGH BANKS

April 30 @ 6:00 am - 11:00 pm
High Banks Preserve,
132 River Rd
Ulster Park, NM 12487 United States
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An early morning visit during spring migration to this new Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Esopus should provide a generous selection of neotropical migrants.  Meet trip leader Jess Prockup (procolinos@gmail.com ) at the preserve parking lot at 132 River Road.  There is an initial climb of 200 feet on the trail but walking is easy…

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May 2018

WARBLER WALK #1

May 1 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm

Meet Carol Weber (carolorganistin@gmail.com 914 388-1569) and Gerhard Patsch (gerapa2001@yahoo.com ) at the Village of New Paltz parking lot off Huguenot Street.  The group will visit environs near town and travel towards Mohonk to search for neotropical migrants.  Feel free to meet in the field or leave early for work.

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ULSTER COUNTY BIG SIT

May 5
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Once again, JBNHS is pleased to invite you to participate in the Ulster County Big Sit. Now in its third year, the Big Sit is a combination of friendly competition and a fun and creative way for JBNHS to raise a little money to help support local environmental and educational efforts. Participants in the JBNHS/Ulster County…

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WARBLER WALK #2

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

Meet Carol Weber (carolorganistin@gmail.com 914 388-1569) and Gerhard Patsch (gerapa2001@yahoo.com ) at the Village of New Paltz parking lot off Huguenot Street.  The group will visit environs near town and travel towards Mohonk to search for neotropical migrants.  Feel free to meet in the field or leave early for work.

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ULSTER COUNTY SPRING CENSUS: BIG DAY COUNT

May 12
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This is the day we all look forward to. 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…

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Members Trip – Spring Migration on the Delaware Shore

May 19 - May 21
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Explore spring migration on the Delaware Shore! Planned destinations include Bombay Hook NWR, Prime Hook NWR and Cape Henlopen State Park. Our travel to Lewes, DE, where we’ll be staying, will be via the Jersey Shore with a stop at Edwin B. Forsythe NWR and a ferry ride on the Cape May-Lewes Ferry. Accommodations can…

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TAKING FLIGHT CATSKILLS BIRDING CONFERENCE

May 25 - May 27
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THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS HOST 27 DIFFERENT BREEDING WARBLERS AND AT LEAST 9 MORE SPECIES THAT HAVE BEEN DOCUMENTED PASSING THROUGH. In honor of these amazing birds, the 3rd annual Taking Flight Conference is all about warblers. SCOTT WHITTLE AND TOM STEPHENSON, CO-WRITERS OF "THE WARBLER GUIDE" will lead warbler hikes, warbler workshops (photographing warblers +…

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BIRDING BY EAR

May 27 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am
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Visit the birdiest “yard” in Ulster County with one of the best sets of ears around as your host. Join Peter Schoenberger on his home turf to learn more about an important skill and various secrets to help you retain various vocalizations. Participants must register with Peter (pdsis@yahoo.com) to attend this special outing.

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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.