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March 2017

TIVOLI BAYS BIRDING

March 25, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will explore the tidal marshes and upland habitat of this DEC property. Careful, respectful observations of Bald Eagle family life will highlight the walk but waterfowl and other early migrants can be expected. Meet trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com or 339-1277) to carpool at informal Park and Ride on Rt. 32, just west of…

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April 2017

ROSENDALE TO HIGH FALLS

April 8, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm

This field trip explores the Rondout Valley region. Meet at the Rosendale municipal parking lot (Hardenburgh Lane near Willow Kiln Park) at the base of Joppenbergh Mountain. We will explore this part of the valley and surrounding uplands, observing migrant birds and emerging vegetation. Contact trip leader Matt Corsaro (mattcorsaro@yahoo.com ) for details a week…

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PARALLEL PLAY: OF IVORY-BILLS AND IRISH CASTLES

April 13, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tim Gallagher and Rachel Dickinson will give a talk open to the public in conjunction with Susan Rogers's class, "Reading and Writing the Birds". They lead parallel lives. During their 25-year marriage, Tim searched for the world’s rarest birds in the planet’s most inhospitable places—swamps seething with poisonous snakes; Mexican mountains teaming with armed drug…

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SPRING BIRDING WILDCARD

April 15, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com ) so we can make arrangements for our party’s travel and destination plans. The location for this outing will be determined that morning based on rare or unusual sightings somewhere in the Hudson Valley.

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SPRING WILDFLOWERS AT JOPPENBERGH MOUNTAIN

April 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Join Lynn Bowdery on a walk up to the lookout point on Joppenbergh Mountain and search for spring ephemerals, the early spring wildflowers that grow and bloom before the trees leaf out and shade them into dormancy. Red Trillium, Wild Columbine, Rue Anemone, Violets and more have been found along this route. Of course, we…

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OPEN DISCOVERY AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY

April 22, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
John Burroughs Sanctuary,
261 Floyd Ackert Rd
Highland, 12528
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The second in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary.Various signs of Spring will be observed and celebrated on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) and following our walk participants can explore Slabsides and learn more about the interesting life and writings of our…

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KENNETH WILSON STATE PARK

April 29, 2017 @ 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 MIGRATION BIRDS AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES

April 30, 2017 @ 7:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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 30, 2017. 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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May 2017

SPRING MIGRATION AT HIGH BANKS

May 1, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Banks Preserve,
132 River Rd
Ulster Park, NM 12487 United States

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…

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WARBLER WALK #1

May 2, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 12:00 pm
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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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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.