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Breeding Bird Atlasing – Kelly Hollow Loop

May 28, 2023 @ 6:30 am - 1:00 pm

We are currently in the fourth year of the New York State Breeding Bird Atlas III. Volunteer citizen scientists across the state have been recording the breeding behaviors of our local bird species in order to better inform conservation efforts and assess the status of species. Spend the morning atlasing in western Ulster County in the Arena CE priority block. The Kelly Hollow Loop follows an old road and passes through a spruce forest that was planted in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps. We’ll be looking for breeding behaviors including courtship, nest building, parents carrying food and/or feeding young as well as the presence of fledglings

Meet at the traffic circle in Kingston at 6:30 am to carpool. The drive is a little over an hour. Registration is required. Please contact regional coordinator Wendy Tocci (wtocci@gmail.com) if interested.


May 28, 2023
6:30 am - 1:00 pm


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.


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.

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