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Sat 19 Aug
Live Birds of Prey Drop-In Program
Saturday, August 19, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Have you ever been so close to a hawk that you could see how sharp its talons are? Have you ever been so close to an owl that you could see what color eyes it has? Now is your chance! Join Annie Mardiney, wildlife rehabilitator for Wild Mountain Birds, and Laura Davis, Sam's Point Interpretive Ranger, to see and learn about these fascinating raptors. Stop by the picnic area near the Visitor Center to see a variety of live education birds. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18.

Sun 20 Aug
Bald Eagle Hike
Sunday, August 20, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagle!

Meet at Nature Center

Sun 20 Aug
Live Raptor Program
Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Live Raptor Program. Meet at the Nicandri Nature Center

Sun 20 Aug
Live Raptor Program
Sunday, August 20, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Live Raptor Program. Meet at the Nicandri Nature Center

Tue 22 Aug
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.

Fri 25 Aug
Bald Eagle Hike
Friday, August 25, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagles!

Meet at Nature Center

Sat 26 Aug
Bird Banding Demonstration
Saturday, August 26, 2017 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Ever wonder why some birds have a small band around their leg? Join Elyse Henshaw and Twan Leenders from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History as they band birds at Long Point State Park. Meet at the Overlook Gazebo.

Sun 27 Aug
Live Raptor Program
Sunday, August 27, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park - Thousand Islands
(315) 769-8663

Live Raptor Program. Meet at the Nicandri Nature Center
Sun 27 Aug
Live Raptor Program
Sunday, August 27, 2017 02:00 PM
Robert Moses State Park Nature Center
(315) 705-5022

Live Raptor Program. Meet at the Nicandri Nature Center
Tue 29 Aug
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.

Sat 02 Sep
Bald Eagle Hike
Saturday, September 2, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagles!

Meet at Nature Center

Mon 04 Sep
Bald Eagle Hike
Monday, September 4, 2017 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join a park naturalist for a hike along the parks rim trail and search for the Bald Eagles!

Meet at Nature Center

Tue 05 Sep
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 08:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.

Sat 09 Sep
Hudson River Birding Ramble
Saturday, September 9, 2017
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Enjoy a walk with Della and Alan Wells of the Rockland Audubon Society. These birding experts will lead us through the diverse bird habitats found at the Stony Point Battlefield. First-time birders are welcome. Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group. Weather permitting.

8:00am & 10:00am

Sat 09 Sep
Hawk Migration Watch at Thacher Park Overlook
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Thacher Park Overlook is a great place to watch for hawks flying south during their fall migration. Hawk Watch leader Will Aubrey will be on hand to answer questions, provide background material, compile statistics, and assist with hawk identification. Come see live raptors and learn about wildlife rehabilitation with Richele Ford. Refreshments will be available at the Overlook concession stand. On Sunday, September 11, raptor viewing and counting continues with Will Aubrey. Call 518-872-0800 for additional information.

Sat 09 Sep
Hawk Migration Watch at Thacher Park Overlook
Saturday, September 9, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Thacher Park Overlook is a great place to watch for hawks flying south during their fall migration. Hawk Watch leader Will Aubrey will be on hand to answer questions, provide background material, compile statistics, and assist with hawk identification. Come see live raptors and learn about wildlife rehabilitation with Richele Ford. Refreshments will be available at the Overlook concession stand. On Sunday, September 11, raptor viewing and counting continues with Will Aubrey. Call 518-872-0800 for additional information.

Sun 10 Sep
Bird & Breakfast: (Adult Program)
Sunday, September 10, 2017 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

The Friends of Connetquot and the Great South Bay Audubon Society will be offering a continental breakfast & presentation on the local and migratory birds seen in our area. They will lead a walk afterward through the preserve. ID books are available for loan.

Registration: Required
Tue 12 Sep
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 08:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.

Sat 16 Sep
The Fearless Life of John K. Hackett: (Adult Program)
Saturday, September 16, 2017 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Join Chris Kretz for an interesting presentation that will examine John K. Hackett's life, his adventures, and his unique circle of friends – lawyers, politicians, artist, newspaper editors and sportsmen alike. Chris Kretz is an academic librarian and co-author of Oakdale from Arcadia Press. He also co-hosts the Long Island History Project podcast, sponsored by the Long Island Radio and Television Historical Society.

Hosted by the Friends of Connetquot. FREE EVENT

Reservations are required: (631) 581 – 1072 or rsvp www.friendsofconnetquot.org  

Sat 16 Sep
Lecture: Birds of the Battlefield: Then and Now
Saturday, September 16, 2017 02:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

In this unique illustrated presentation, Dr. Alan Wells of the Rockland Audubon Society will discuss the fascinating and colorful array of birds documented at Stony Point through the past few centuries. Beginning with early period letters and diaries, he will trace observations of avian arrivals and departures to the present day.

Sun 17 Sep
Bike & Bird
Sunday, September 17, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Bring your bicycles and your binoculars and join us for a morning ride. Together, we will get some exercise while discovering some of the birds that spend their summers at the beach.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Sep
Bike & Bird
Sunday, September 17, 2017 09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Theodore Roosevelt Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Bring your bicycles and your binoculars and join us for a morning ride. Together, we will get some exercise while discovering some of the birds that spend their summers at the beach.
Registration: Required
Sun 17 Sep
Birds with Botany For Beginners – Western Section: (Adult Program)
Sunday, September 17, 2017 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

During this program, geared for novice adult birders, we'll be searching for birds ... no birds? We will then learn about plants! Bring binoculars.

Registration: Required
Tue 19 Sep
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 08:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.

Tue 26 Sep
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 08:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Designed for birding enthusiasts, or those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by experienced birding volunteers and park naturalists. Participants will meet at the Minnewaska main entrance and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.

Sun 01 Oct
Live Birds of Prey Drop-In Program at Minnewaska Nature Center
Sunday, October 1, 2017 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Annie Mardiney, wildlife rehabilitator from Wild Mountain Birds, for an up-close and personal look at some of the raptors common to the Shawangunk Ridge. Live education birds may include red-tailed hawk, broad-winged hawk, American kestrel, barred owl and screech owl. Stop by the Minnewaska Nature Center to meet these amazing and beautiful animals in person!

Sat 14 Oct
Lecture: Bald Eagles
Saturday, October 14, 2017 01:00 PM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

Thomas Lake, a Naturalist for NY's DEC will present an illustrated lecture on the American Bald Eagle's reestablishment and the preservation of our national symbol in the Hudson Valley.