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March 2021

NY BBA III – ABOUT THE ATLAS

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

It has been 20 years since the last breeding bird atlas in New York State and a lot has changed! This workshop will cover the history of the atlas, the importance of atlas data and how you can get involved. 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. Email nybba3.hudson@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions. Join Zoom Meeting…

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TIVOLI BAYS BIRDING

March 27

We will explore the tidal marshes and upland habitat of this DEC property. Bald Eagles, waterfowl, and other early  migrants (like Rusty Blackbird) are reasonable expectations on this walk. Please register with trip leader Jess Prockup  (procolinos@gmail.com ). Field party will meet at the Bard College parking lot on Gatehouse Drive just north of sharp  turn on Dutchess County Rt.103 and Cruger Island Road. The group will walk down Cruger Island road to the bays and  the causeway and trails…

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April 2021

NY BBA III – BREEDING CODES WEBINAR

April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Every time you’re out birding, you’re observing bird behavior. It could be a song, some territorial squabble, or even a bird building a nest. Matching bird behaviors to specific codes is all you have to do to atlas! In this webinar we'll review the various breeding categories and codes. There will be quizzes. Email nybba3.hudson@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81078677776?pwd=eWhTdVBFSlVSK2lwOXBCeUFPNVQxUT09 Meeting ID: 810 7867 7776 Passcode: 073877 One tap mobile +16468769923,,81078677776#,,,,*073877# US…

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OPEN DISCOVERY AT MILL BROOK PRESERVE

April 18

Explore this new Preserve, the hidden gem in the heart of New Paltz, with Lynn Bowdery. We will look at and discuss  whatever catches our attention as we explore the paths and waterways. At this time of year, there is a good chance of  hearing and seeing American Toads and Spring Peepers calling in the beaver impoundments. Early wildflowers, birds,   and insects will also be present. The footpaths might be muddy, so appropriate footwear is a must. Binoculars and  magnifiers…

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NY BBA III – ATLASING WITH EBIRD WEBINAR

April 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Data is colleced for the Atlas using the Atlas Portal on eBird. Learn what the portal is and why it’s important to use. This webinar is appropriate for those who have never used eBird or for seasoned eBird users who have never used the Atlas Portal. Email nybba3.hudson@gmail.com for more information or if you have any questions. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84550661831?pwd=S1RLSzRqSmpjWDI1QzBWWGVkamVyQT09 Meeting ID: 845 5066 1831 Passcode: 697496 One tap mobile +16468769923,,84550661831#,,,,*697496# US (New York) +13126266799,,84550661831#,,,,*697496# US (Chicago) Dial by…

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SPRING BIRDING WILDCARD

April 24

Please register with trip leader Peter Schoenberger (pdsis@yahoo.com ) so we can make arrangements for our party’s  travel and destination plans. The location for this outing will be determined a few days prior to the walk based on rare  or unusual sightings somewhere in the Hudson Valley. 

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KENNETH WILSON STATE PARK

April 25

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 (pdsis@yahoo.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 Yankeetown Pond  as well.

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May 2021

ULSTER COUNTY BIG SIT

May 1

JBNHS’ annual Big Sit is also our BIG fundraiser for the year 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 many species you can identify and get friends and family to pledge to your effort. In the past  money has been raised to support Glenn Proudfoot’s fine research with N. Saw-whet Owls, numerous…

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SPRING MIGRATION AND WILDFLOWERS IN SAUGERTIES

May 2

Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature  walk through woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, May 02, 2021. The first week in May is  typically the peak migration period for neotropical birds at this latitude, and early morning is the best time to see and  hear recently arrived songbirds in their brilliant spring plumage. We will explore a variety of ecologically rich habitats  to experience this annual rite of spring,…

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WARBLER WALK #1

May 5

Please register with trip leader Gerhard Patsch (gerapa2001@yahoo.com) to find out meeting time and 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. 

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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