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November 2016

JBNHS GENERAL MEETING – Tim Stanley of Native Beeology

November 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Village of New Paltz Town Hall,
25 Plattekill Ave
New Paltz, 12561 United States
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Tim Stanley, founder of Native Beeology, will be presenting a program on our native bees and the role they play in our local ecosystem. Tim has degrees in agriculture and forestry and works for the Fresh Air Fund, serving as Assistant Director at Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY. He is President of the New York…

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WINTER TREE I.D. AT HIGH BANKS PRESERVE

November 19, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
High Banks Preserve,
132 River Rd
Ulster Park, NM 12487 United States
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Dust off your winter tree and shrub identification skills as we explore High Banks Preserve in Esopus. This is Scenic Hudson's newest park, which features a great diversity of habitats including meadows, successional old fields (shrublands), upland forests, swamps, and Esopus Lake- a circumneutral bog lake. Meet trip leader Nava Tabak (navatabak@gmail.com) at 9 am…

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KINGSTON POINT AND RIVER ROAD

November 26, 2016 @ 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 recent years. Waterfowl and eagles can be expected as well. We will then carpool to…

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December 2016

Members Trip – Winter Birding along the North Shore of Massachusetts

December 2, 2016 - December 4, 2016

Travel over to the North Shore of Massachusetts from December 2nd to December 4th in search of winter seabirds. The North Shore of Massachusetts (Cape Ann and Plum Island) is known to birders worldwide for its numbers of winter seabirds. Sea ducks (long-tailed duck, eiders & scoters), gannets, and alcids (guillemots, razorbills, murres, & dovekie)…

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CENTURY HOUSE, ROSENDALE–WALK ON THE SNYDER ESTATE

December 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Contact Lin Fagan (339-2054 or faganlin@verizon.net) to confirm your participation and for info and directions. Meet in the parking lot of the Century House Historical Society on Rte. 213. We will look and listen for birds and other wildlife as we walk past historic cement mines and kilns. Optional Pre-Birding meeting at 8 a.m. at…

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NYML CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 17, 2016

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 no later than December 10th. Be prepared for a full day out of doors. Reports from feeder watchers in the count circle are also desired. Please contact Steve…

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NYUD CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

December 28, 2016

Participate in the longest running citizen science effort in the world. Contact Peter Schoenberger (914 466-2707 or pdsis@yahoo.com ) or 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…

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January 2017

IN SEARCH OF SAW-WHETS

January 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 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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ANNUAL WINTER BIRDCOUNT AT EBNP

January 7, 2017
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve,
Esopus Bend Nature Preserve
Saugerties, 12477
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Rain Date: Sunday, January 8, 2017 The eleventh annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) is scheduled for Saturday, January 7, 2017. 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 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Contact trip leader Christine Guarino (chrissy.guarino@gmail.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 Watchtower…

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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.