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Breeding Bird Atlas Workshop
January 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! The third atlas will take place from 2020-2025 and involve thousands of volunteers from across the state. This workshop will cover the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data and how you can get involved. We’ll also cover using eBird to enter data. Whether you are a beginner or advanced birder, this unique opportunity will strengthen your bird watching skills while contributing valuable data to a large conservation-oriented project. Contact Wendy Tocci (firstname.lastname@example.org), Co-Regional Coordinator for the Hudson region if you plan on attending as well as if you have any questions about the workshop.
Directions: The workshop will take place at the stone house at Hasbrouck Park in Kingston. Take the Delaware Avenue exit off of Rte 9W in Kingston, and proceed east on Delaware Avenue. Look for the entrance and a sign to Hasbrouck Park on your right, just past the entrance to the Corporate Drive Industrial Park on your left, and just before going down a steep hill. (If you go down a steep hill with a sharp curve and white retaining wall, you have passed the entrance to Hasbrouck Park.) Drive through the gate to the first stone building on your right. There is additional parking at a larger lot just below the stone building.
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.
JBNHS FIELD TRIPS ARE BACK!!!
All participants should be aware of existing guidelines and new field trip protocol listed below:
(Scheduled field trips are listed below the guidelines)
Participant responsibility agreement while attending a JBNHS field trip or outing. Please note that there will be no physical sign-in sheet until further notice. By registering, each participant acknowledges both his/her understanding and acceptance of the Individual’s Responsibilities stated below.
Individual’s Responsibilities are:
1. To stay with the group, follow trip leader’s requests, and do not separate unless you notify trip leader
2. To understand that out-of-doors activities involve hazards and that one participates at one’s own risk
3. To wear with clothing and footwear appropriate to the terrain, and for sun and insect challenges as well
4. To adhere to the ABA Birding Code of Ethics, respect and preserve the flora, fauna, and properties we visit
5. To be mindful and courteous to other participants
Additionally, we will ask that all participants:
1. Fully vaccinated participants are not required to wear a mask for JBNHS field trips
2. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask and when unable to do so, must social distance.
3. Optics may be shared if those involved are comfortable with doing so
4. Carpooling is at the discretion of participants.
5. Preregistration is required for all field trips and participation may be limited.
These guidelines are subject to change if the COVID-19 mutations make more restrictions necessary.