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We hardly know a thing about these beautiful little owls. Join trip leader Peter Schoenberger (email@example.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.Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Contact trip leader Christine Guarino (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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…Find out more »
An annual statewide count of waterfowl and their allies as well as eagles. Data collected to aid in understanding population 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. Contact Steve Chorvas (email@example.com ) for assignment.Find out more »
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 339-1277) at the refuge parking lot east of the main entrance on Hoagerburg…Find out more »
Meet trip leader Mark DeDea (email@example.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…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
Greetings from the Great Backyard Bird Count team at Audubon, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and Bird Studies Canada! We want to remind you to mark your calendars for the 20th GBBC, coming up February 17 through 20, 2017. www.BirdCount.orgFind out more »
The first in a series of outings co-sponsored with the John Burroughs Association at the wonderful Burroughs Sanctuary. After two hours spent identifying trees by bark,structure, and bud on the improved trail system (rated as easy to moderate) participants can explore Slabsides and learm more about the interesting life of our famous namesake. Contact trip…Find out more »
Join Carol Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org or 914 388-1569) and celebrate the approach of spring and many fond memories of this JBNHS favorite. Meet at the Rosendale Shopping Center Parking Lot on Rt.32. Party will travel upstream to the High Falls area, noting early harbingers of spring.Find out more »
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.