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May 2021

SPRING MIGRATION AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY #1

May 6

We will explore the sanctuary in search of neotropical migrants on the first two Thursdays of May. These outings will  have the birder home in plenty time for lunch, hopefully still in a glow after the morning walk. Please register with  Mark DeDea (forsythnature@aol.com). 

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ULSTER COUNTY SPRING CENSUS: BIG DAY COUNT

May 8

This is the day we all look forward to….. the holiest day of the year! Spend the whole day in the field or just a few  hours....who knows what may be found. Refer to your copy of Where to Bird in Ulster County or visit www.jbnhs.org for  good birding locations. Submit your report in checklist order to Steve Chorvas (schorvas@gmail.com) or P.O. Box 214,  Saugerties, NY 12477). This information is combined in a regional report published by the New York…

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SPRING MIGRATION AT HIGH BANKS

May 10

An early morning visit during spring migration to this Scenic Hudson property in the Town of Esopus should provide a  generous selection of neotropical migrants. Please register with trip leader Jess Prockup (procolinos@gmail.com).  There is an initial climb of 200 feet on the trail but walking is easy after that and a panoramic view of the mid Hudson  Valley can be enjoyed while scanning the treetops for colorful songsters. 

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WARBLER WALK #2

May 12

Please register with Gerhard Patsch (gerapa2001@yahoo.com) for the second installment in this great series. The  group will again visit environs near New Paltz and travel towards the Mohonk Preserve to search for neotropical  migrants. 

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SPRING MIGRATION AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY #2

May 13

We will explore the sanctuary again in search of neotropical migrants. These outings will have the birder home in  plenty time for lunch, hopefully still in a glow after the morning walk. Please register with Mark DeDea  (forsythnature@aol.com).

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DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2021

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. Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth
2. Socially distance – 6 feet or more apart
3. Do not share optics or other equipment
4. Expect to utilize your own mode of transportation to starting point and for any location change during outing
5. Understand that participation will be limited to ten pre-registered individuals