KENNETH WILSON STATE PARK
This park offers a variety of habitats and all are easily accessible, with much of the walk on pavement. Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (email@example.com) to enjoy the start of the progression of neotropical bird migration, and if we’re quiet, maybe a drumming grouse too! If time allows we may travel to nearby …
SPRING MIGRATION AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES
The Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk in woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, April 30, 2023. Late April/early May is an exciting time for neotropical migration at this latitude, and early morning is the best time to see and hear recently …
SPRING MIGRATION AT BURROUGHS SANCTUARY
We will explore the sanctuary utilizing the easy walk along Pond Lane in search of neotropical migrants. This outing will have the birder home in plenty time for lunch, hopefully still in a glow after the morning walk. Please register with Mark DeDea (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to participate.
ULSTER COUNTY BIG SIT
JBNHS’ 8th annual Big Sit is also our BIG fundraiser for the year (that’s why we do ours in May) but serves too as a friendly competition between the established sits. Do you have a birdy back deck or favorite patch and a cause worth birding for? Why not join the challenge and see how …
SPRING MIGRATION AT HIGH BANKS
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 (email@example.com) . There is an initial climb of 200 feet on the trail but walking is easy after that and a panoramic view …
Please register with trip leader Gerhard Patsch (firstname.lastname@example.org ) to find out meeting location for this enjoyable outing during birder’s “holy week”. The group will visit environs near New Paltz and travel towards the Mohonk Preserve to search for neotropical migrants.
ULSTER COUNTY SPRING CENSUS: BIG DAY COUNT
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 forgood birding locations. Submit your report in checklist order …
SPRING MIGRATION IN CAPE MAY
Enjoy the company of JBNHSers and spring migration in Cape May and neighboring environs. Witness the spectacle of horseshoe crab and shorebird migration along the Delaware Bay shore and the northerly procession of so many more families of birds over the Atlantic and in tangled hedgerows. Visits will include locations where beach, coastal marsh, and …
SPECIAL PRESENTATION WITH TIFFANY KERSTEN
EVENT REGISTRATION IS CLOSED AT THE HUDSON RIVER MARITIME MUSEUM BARN (50 Rondout Landing, Kingston, NY 12401) Tiffany will be our very special guest speaker as part of her national tour this spring. The $10 admission fee will also enter you for a chance to win a number of wonderful gift prizes including Vortex binoculars …
Breeding Bird Atlasing – Kelly Hollow Loop
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 …
DOWNLOAD THE REFRIGERATOR READY FIELD TRIP LIST FOR 2023
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.