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Fri 01 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 1, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 02 Jul
Birding & Biking
Saturday, July 2, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Join us for a leisurely bike ride with rest stops for birding. Learn about the different habitats on Jones Beach and keep your eyes open for shorebirds, Ospreys, Warblers, Tree Swallows, and more. No experience required. Binoculars are provided--but bikes and helmets are not. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+)
Tue 05 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snacks and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fri 08 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 8, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Tue 12 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snacks and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fri 15 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 15, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Fri 15 Jul
Awesome Owls
Friday, July 15, 2022 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join a naturalist as we learn about owls who make their homes in Western New York. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Mon 18 Jul
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, July 18, 2022 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join experts from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Rain or shine except if very low temperatures, heavy precipitation, or high winds are forecasted and/or if travel is not advised. If so, you will receive a cancelation email two hours before the scheduled walk. Completed vaccination required. Bring a mask in case of close contact with other visitors. Ages 8+. Cost: FREE. Max: 25 people. Photo courtesy of Kevin Kelly. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/
Tue 19 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 07:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snacks and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fri 22 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 22, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 23 Jul
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Osprey
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Observe the beautiful birds of prey that live in Hempstead Lake State Park. Search for the magnificent Osprey! Come with use for a brief introduction and walk to find this amazing bird of prey. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 23 Jul
Young Birders Walk
Saturday, July 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
Calling all young birders! Join the New York State Parks and the Western New York Young Birders Club for a morning bird walk through Knox Farm State Park. This walk is a family-friendly birding experience for new birders ages 1-18. For information and registration call (716) 549-1050.
Sun 24 Jul
Awesome Owls
Sunday, July 24, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Join a naturalist as we learn about owls who make their homes in Western New York.  Meet at the Overlook Gazebo near the picnic pavilion.

Tue 26 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 26, 2022
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this series will offer various outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, snack, and water and wear hiking shoes. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Main Entrance to Minnewaska. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program. The Park Preserve gates will be locked at 7:00 am. Late arrivals will NOT be allowed in the Park Preserve. The total number of participants for this program is limited to twenty-five individuals. Meet at the Main Entrance. For questions, please call 845-255-0752 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov This program is set up on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fri 29 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 29, 2022 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library every Friday during July. During this program, we will take an approximately one mile walk on the Wallkill Valley Rail Trail and wander through Majestic Park, which can be muddy and wet especially after a rainfall. Participants are encouraged to wear waterproof boots or shoes and bring binoculars and a birding field guide, or a smart device with a field guide installed. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all Friday programs. The total number of participants for this program is limited to fifteen individuals. Meet at the Gardiner Library lower parking area. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255 or email Nicholas.Martin@parks.ny.gov
Sat 30 Jul
Backyard Birds
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join Judy Callahan as she explores the birds and other critters at Lake Erie State Park.  Remember to bring binoculars if you have a pair.  Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 30 Jul
Eastern Bluebirds
Saturday, July 30, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 265-8277

Want to learn more about the birds in those nest boxes? Come meet Elaine the Bluebird Lady as she leads you into the world of the Eastern Bluebirds here in Chautauqua County.  Meet at the Overlook Gazebo near the picnic pavilion. 

Sat 30 Jul
Birding & Biking
Saturday, July 30, 2022 01:30 PM - 03:00 PM
Jones Beach State Park
Join us for a leisurely bike ride with rest stops for birding. Learn about the different habitats on Jones Beach and keep your eyes open for shorebirds, Ospreys, Warblers, Tree Swallows, and more. No experience required. Binoculars are provided--but bikes and helmets are not. Adults & Teens (Ages 12+)
Sat 06 Aug
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Eagles
Saturday, August 6, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Observe the beautiful birds of prey that live in Hempstead Lake State Park. We are lucky enough to see a pair of stunning bald eagles by the lake every now and then. Come with us for an introduction to bald eagles and walk to find them. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure. 
Sat 13 Aug
Backyard Birds
Saturday, August 13, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join Judy Callahan as she explores the birds and other critters at Lake Erie State Park.  Remember to bring binoculars if you have a pair.  Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Fri 26 Aug
Awesome Owls
Friday, August 26, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join a naturalist as we learn about owls who make their homes in Western New York. Meet at the Recreation Hall.

Sat 27 Aug
Beginner Backyard Birding
Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Exploring the wonderful world of birding! Recognize the feathery friends living in our backyard. Listen to different bird calls and identify birds by sight. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 10 Sep
Raptors of Hempstead Lake-Owls
Saturday, September 10, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Let's hear it for the amazing Great Horned Owl! These owls have nested in Hempstead Lake in the past. Join us for a walk looking for great horned owls as we talk about their lives. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sat 17 Sep
Bird at the Preserve
Saturday, September 17, 2022 08:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
Join us for a short presentation about birds, large and small! Afterwards, take a walk through the preserve led by experienced birders from the Great South Bay Audubon Society to search for birds in the wild. Adult Program. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Sun 25 Sep
Walk and Talk-Local Birds
Sunday, September 25, 2022 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Hempstead Lake State Park
Summer is officially over at Hempstead Lake State Park. Birds are still everywhere! Discover local birds in the area during this month's Walk and Talk. To Register please visit Eventbrite.com & search #NatureEdventure.
Fri 07 Oct
Awesome Owls
Friday, October 7, 2022 05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 265-8277

Join a naturalist as we learn about owls who make their homes in Western New York. Meet at the Recreation Hall.