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December 2017

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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WALLKILL VALLEY RAPTORS

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

Contact trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@g.mail.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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ALL DAY NYSOA WINTER WATERFOWL COUNT

January 13
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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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OWL PROWL AT GALEVILLE

January 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shawangunk Grasslands NWR,
Entrance Rd
Shawangunk, 12566
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shortearedowl

Shawangunk Grassland NWR (Galeville) is known for wintering raptors like Short-eared Owl, Rough-legged Hawk, and Northern Harrier and all should be present on our visit. Dress warmly for conditions on exposed, open habitat nearing sunset. Meet trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com or 339-1277) at the refuge parking lot east of the main entrance on Hoagerburg…

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February 2018

THORN PRESERVE WINTER BIRD WALK

February 3 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thorn Preserve,
55 John Joy Road
Woodstock, 12498 United States
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Meet trip leader Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com ) at 8:00 a.m. at the Thorn Preserve, a Catskill Center for Conservation property operated in partnership with the Woodstock Land Conservancy located at 55 John Joy Road in the Town of Woodstock. This small parcel has open fields and wet meadows that may attract wintering raptors, a wooded…

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NYQUIST/HARCOURT WINTER WALK

February 10 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nyquist-Harcourt Wildlife Sanctuary,
140 Huguenot St
New Paltz, NY 12561 United States
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harcourt

We will walk or snowshoe (depending on snow depth) through the sanctuary, along the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and possibly other areas in and around New Paltz. We will look for winter birds and animal tracks and sign. The walk will not be focused on particular target species, but rather general study and enjoyment of…

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GREAT BACKYARD BIRDCOUNT

February 16 - February 19
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Make sure your birds are counted! Last year, more than 160,000 participants submitted their bird observations online, creating the largest instantaneous snapshot of global bird populations ever recorded. The 21st annual GBBC will be held Friday, February 16, through Monday, February 19, 2018. For detailed information about participation, go to http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

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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.