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November 2017

ASHOKAN RESERVOIR WATERFOWL

November 4, 2017 @ 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…

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ELECTION DAY SPARROWS AT THE “IBM REC CENTER”

November 7, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Fulfill your civic duty and bird this new sparrow hotspot. The old IBM Rec Center on Kukuk Lane in the Town of Ulster is now owned by Scenic Hudson and has nicely returned to its natural state. Muck boots are recommended to keep feet dry from the morning dew/frost and dress in layers as temperatures…

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JBNHS GENERAL MEETING

November 16, 2017 @ 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. Program: Dr. Emma J. Rosi, Aquatic Biologist, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, will present her program "Our Rivers on Drugs: PPCPs as agents of ecological change in aquatic systems". Pharmaceutical and personal care products (PPCPs) are ubiquitous in surface waters and their occurrence will…

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KINGSTON POINT AND RIVER ROAD

November 25, 2017 @ 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 ESOPUS MEADOWS

December 3, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Esopus Meadows,
257 River Road
Ulster Park, 12487
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PLEASE NOTE _ THE LOCATION FOR THIS TRIP HAS CHANGED 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 most interesting properties located at 257 River Road Ulster Park, NY 12487. This parcel of nearly 100 acres has a wonderful trail system through…

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HOLIDAY, HISTORY, AND BIRDS TOO

December 10, 2017 @ 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, 2017
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, 2017
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 @ 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
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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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.