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Fri 21 Jun
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, June 21, 2024 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Preserve Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library, every Friday during June. 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, bring binoculars, and a birding field guide, or field guide installed onto a smart device. 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, in the 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 22 Jun
Birds Don't Know What Windows Are
Saturday, June 22, 2024 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
We Love our birds, even if they can't figure out what glass is! Sometimes birds will accidentally fly into windows, which will often result in injury. Help us work towards bird-proofing our facility with your art! Come into the welcome center any time on Saturday and pay $4.00 to hang out with our Environmental Educator, Cai, as they explain the psychology behind why this happens and what you can do at home to prevent this. While you learn, you will get to color a stained glass sticker that we will display on our window to prevent any confusion with the bird in the future! bring your kids, hang out, and color all while learning about what makes birds tick! No registration is needed.
Sat 22 Jun
Backyard Birds
Saturday, June 22, 2024 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.
Mon 24 Jun
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, June 24, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Tue 25 Jun
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, June 25, 2024 07:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this weekly series will offer outings led by Nick Martin, Park Preserve Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear hiking shoes or boots. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Lake Minnewaska entrance. 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 Lake Minnewaska 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 28 Jun
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, June 28, 2024 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Preserve Educator, for bird walks starting at the Gardiner Library, every Friday during June. 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, bring binoculars, and a birding field guide, or field guide installed onto a smart device. 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, in the 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 29 Jun
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, June 29, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register at: sawmillriveraudubon.org/register-trips/.
Tue 02 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 2, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this weekly series will offer outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear hiking shoes or boots. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Lake Minnewaska entrance. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program, but no earlier than 6:30 am. 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 Lake Minnewaska 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 05 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 5, 2024 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birding? 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, in the 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 06 Jul
Purple Martins
Saturday, July 6, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
Hear from our Purple Martin expert Randy Oeste as he talks about the Purple Martins nesting at Long Point State Park. Meet at the marina parking lot next to the Purple Martin nest box.
Tue 09 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 9, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this weekly series will offer outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear hiking shoes or boots. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Lake Minnewaska entrance. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program, but no earlier than 6:30 am. 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 Lake Minnewaska 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.
Wed 10 Jul
Wednesday Wingspan Wander
Wednesday, July 10, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Knox Farm State Park
Birds of a feather flock together! Enjoy a casual bird walk to observe our feathered friends. All levels and birding beginners are welcome, Binoculars are not necessary but encouraged. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Thu 11 Jul
Adult Learning Summer Series: Birding Talk and Walk – Summer Songbirds at Minnewaska
Thursday, July 11, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, for a talk and walk that will focus on the songbirds of summer at Minnewaska. After meeting at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center, we'll take a short walk to the Nature Center, for a presentation and discussion about all these interesting songbirds. After, we will go for a slow-paced, bird walk of up to two miles on the carriage roads near Lake Minnewaska. Participants should come well-prepared with enough food and water to sustain themselves for the outing. Participants are also encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. If not, a few pairs will be available for participants to borrow. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Fri 12 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 12, 2024 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birding? 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, in the 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 16 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 16, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this weekly series will offer outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear hiking shoes or boots. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Lake Minnewaska entrance. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program, but no earlier than 6:30 am. 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 Lake Minnewaska 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.
Thu 18 Jul
Shore Bird Walk
Thursday, July 18, 2024 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Robert Moses State Park - Long Island
Let's take a stroll along the beach in search of shorebirds that call our popular beaches home during the summer season. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Fri 19 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 19, 2024 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birding? 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, in the 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 19 Jul
Build a Bird BnB
Friday, July 19, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evangola State Park
Become a bird Bed and Breakfast builder with the construction of your own nest. For ages 3 and up. Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sat 20 Jul
Backyard Birds
Saturday, July 20, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
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 Rec Hall.
Mon 22 Jul
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Monday, July 22, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register.
Registration: Required
Tue 23 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 23, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this weekly series will offer outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear hiking shoes or boots. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Lake Minnewaska entrance. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program, but no earlier than 6:30 am. 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 Lake Minnewaska 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 26 Jul
Birding at the Gardiner Library
Friday, July 26, 2024 08:00 AM - 09:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Are you interested in birds or birding? 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, in the 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 27 Jul
Birdwatching with the Saw Mill River Audubon Society
Saturday, July 27, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Get to know our feathered residents! Join an expert from the Saw Mill River Audubon Society on a bird walk around the Preserve. Great for all levels of birding experience, beginners welcome! Binocular loans available upon request. Ages 8+. Max: 25 people. Cost: FREE. Parking: $6 per vehicle. NYS Residents over 62 park for free on weekdays. Please register.
Registration: Required
Tue 30 Jul
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, July 30, 2024 07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Designed for both birding enthusiasts and those just looking to learn the basics, this weekly series will offer outings led by Nick Martin, Park Educator, or an experienced birding volunteer. Participants should bring binoculars, water, and wear hiking shoes or boots. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program. Poor weather conditions will trigger a program cancellation. Participants will meet at the Lake Minnewaska entrance. Participants MUST arrive prior to the start of the program, but no earlier than 6:30 am. 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 Lake Minnewaska 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 02 Aug
Birding for Beginners
Friday, August 2, 2024 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Fort Niagara State Park
Tweet, Tweet! Learn about the common birds we see in the park with a short presentation before taking a walk to see what we can find! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Wed 21 Aug
Wednesday Wingspan Wander
Wednesday, August 21, 2024 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Knox Farm State Park
Birds of a feather flock together! Enjoy a casual bird walk to observe our feathered friends. All levels and birding beginners are welcome, Binoculars are not necessary but encouraged. Registration Required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Sun 25 Aug
Birding on the Beach
Sunday, August 25, 2024 07:30 AM - 09:00 AM
Woodlawn Beach State Park
Start the morning off with a walk to the beach. Discover the birds that call Lake Erie home! Registration required on Eventbrite.com.
Registration: Required
Thu 29 Aug
Adult Learning Summer Series: Birding Talk and Walk at Minnewaska – Fall Migration
Thursday, August 29, 2024 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
Every autumn, millions of songbirds and hawks take to the skies as they fly south to their winter habitats. Learn where and when to look for this amazing feat of nature during a presentation by Nick Martin, Park Educator. After this discussion, we will go for a slow-paced walk of up to two miles on the carriage roads near Lake Minnewaska. Participants should come well-prepared with enough food and water to sustain themselves for the outing. Participants are also encouraged to bring binoculars if they have them. If not, a few pairs will be available for participants to borrow. Meet at the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling the Lake Minnewaska Visitor Center at 845-255-0752.
Registration: Required
Sat 14 Sep
Bird and Breakfast
Saturday, September 14, 2024 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
A Continental Breakfast, with a short presentation about our seasonal native birds, followed by a walk with the Great South Bay Audubon Society. Reservations taken on eventbrite.com.
Sat 21 Sep
Hawks Overhead!
Saturday, September 21, 2024 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
Thacher Park is a prime spot for viewing a variety of fall-migrating raptors. Stop by the Hawk Watch table to borrow a pair of binoculars and view these birds of prey. N
Sat 21 Sep
Hawks Overhead!
Saturday, September 21, 2024 12:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Thacher State Park
Thacher Park is a prime spot for viewing a variety of fall-migrating raptors. Stop by the Hawk Watch table to borrow a pair of binoculars and view these birds of prey. N