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Thu 25 Apr
Morning Bird Walk - Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 25, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 25 Apr
Morning Bird Walk - Bluebird Trail
Thursday, April 25, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mt. Morris Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 2 hours, 1 mile.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Fri 26 Apr
Birding Basics at the Gardiner Library
Friday, April 26, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Are you interested in birds or birdwatching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, in this fourth installment of a four-part series. During this program, we will take a walk on the trails near the library. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars, a birding field guide or a smart device with a field guide installed. A few binoculars will be available for loan for participants who may not have their own binoculars. Interested participants are welcome to attend one or all four programs. For more information, please contact the Gardiner Library directly at 845-255-1255.
Sun 28 Apr
Welcome Back Osprey!
Sunday, April 28, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Join us as we uncover the fascinating history of this amazing raptor. Then we'll set out to observe these beautiful birds in the wild.

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Welcome Back Osprey!
Sunday, April 28, 2019 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Join us as we uncover the fascinating history of this amazing raptor. Then we'll set out to observe these beautiful birds in the wild.

Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Nest Box Monitoring Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

This training will teach you to identify the birds using the birdhouse or nest in your yard and how to monitor the progress of the nestlings. Learn how to obtain and record data and how to keep your baby birds safe from harm. We will go outside to try out your new skills and conduct nest box checks in our fields. Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 & up. Call 518-872-0800 to register for this free program
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Nest Box Monitoring Workshop at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, April 28, 2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

This training will teach you to identify the birds using the birdhouse or nest in your yard and how to monitor the progress of the nestlings. Learn how to obtain and record data and how to keep your baby birds safe from harm. We will go outside to try out your new skills and conduct nest box checks in our fields. Appropriate for adults and children ages 9 & up. Call 518-872-0800 to register for this free program
Registration: Required
Sun 28 Apr
Tasty Treats for Feathery Friends!
Sunday, April 28, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 492-1756

Spring is coming back, and so are our feathery friends.  Come out and help us make DIY bird feeders, and explore the park for signs of spring!
Thu 02 May
Morning Bird Walk- Trestle Woods
Thursday, May 2, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Portageville entrance gate. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 02 May
Morning Bird Walk- Trestle Woods
Thursday, May 2, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Portageville entrance gate. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Fri 03 May
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP (FRIDAY)
Friday, May 3, 2019 01:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come and learn the best techniques for photographing birds. Join wildlife photographer Bill Golden for a bird photography field trip on May 3rd at 1:30 PM. The field trip will be 2 hours. The first ½ hour will be instructional. Bill will explain what settings are most effective in photographing birds and other wildlife and share tips on how to photograph birds in flight. The remainder of the time will be spent in the field giving participants hands-on supervised experience. Participants will meet in the Rockefeller Park Preserve Gallery which can be accessed from the main parking lot on Rt 119. The field trip is free but requires advanced registration. Parking is $6. Bill’s photographs have been shown in exhibitions at the Rockefeller Park Preserve Gallery as well in the New York Hall of Science. He has published photographs and articles about birds in publications such as the Preserve Observer and the River Journal. His bird photographs have been used by the Saw Mill River Audubon.

Register for this event at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Rebecca at 914-631-1470 x106.

Registration: Required
Sat 04 May
Morning Birding Walk
Saturday, May 4, 2019 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Stony Point Battlefield State Historic Site
(845) 786-2521

This event is sponsored by Rockland Audubon Society as part of the Audubon in Parks program.

Presented by Ron Conzo of the Rockland Audubon Society. These experts will lead a walk through the diverse bird habitats found at Stony Point Battlefield in search of neo-tropical birds on their migration. First time birders welcome, and experienced birders will enjoy exploring a diverse and wonderfully accessible birders paradise.

Bring binoculars, or borrow an extra pair from the group.

Sat 04 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 04 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 4, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 04 May
BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY FIELD TRIP (SATURDAY)
Saturday, May 4, 2019 01:30 PM
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
(914) 631-1470

Come and learn the best techniques for photographing birds. Join wildlife photographer Bill Golden for a bird photography field trip on May 4th at 1:30 PM. The field trip will be 2 hours. The first ½ hour will be instructional. Bill will explain what settings are most effective in photographing birds and other wildlife and share tips on how to photograph birds in flight. The remainder of the time will be spent in the field giving participants hands-on supervised experience. Participants will meet in the Rockefeller Park Preserve Gallery which can be accessed from the main parking lot on Rt 119. Parking is $6. To register call the park office at 914-631-1470 x0. Rain date will be May 5th, same time and place. Bill’s photographs have been shown in exhibitions at the Rockefeller Park Preserve Gallery as well in the New York Hall of Science. He has published photographs and articles about birds in publications such as the Preserve Observer and the River Journal. His bird photographs have been used by the Saw Mill River Audubon.

Free, but registration for event is required at www.rockefellerstateparkpreserve.eventbrite.com or by calling Rebecca at 914-631-1470 x106.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 11 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 11, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 11 May
High School Birding
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Have a birding requirement for school? We can help fulfill it! Join us on a walk as we search for birds.

Registration: Required
Sat 11 May
World Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 11, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Gantry Plaza State Park
(718) 786-6385

At the Pier 4 Fishing Pier

Hundreds of birds make NYC their home throughout the year. Come celebrate how amazing migratory birds are, and learn about what you can do to help them thrive! Ages 5+ and Adults.

All programs at Gantry Plaza State Park are FREE. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sat 11 May
International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds Interpretive Center
(718) 605-3970 ext 201

Over 160 species of birds have been spotted in our Preserve. Learn about the birds that vacation and pass the Park Preserve by playing games and hiking. Best for ages 5 and up.
Sat 11 May
International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May 11, 2019 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Clay Pit Ponds State Park Preserve
(718) 967-1976

Over 160 species of birds have been spotted in our Preserve. Learn about the birds that vacation and pass the Park Preserve by playing games and hiking. Best for ages 5 and up.
Sun 12 May
Bird & Breakfast
Sunday, May 12, 2019 08:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Enjoy a continental breakfast and a presentation introducing the local and migratory birds seen in our area. Afterward, take a walk through the preserve led by experienced birders from the Great South Bay Audubon Society. Binoculars and identification books will be available for loan.

Registration: Required
Sun 12 May
Nature Up Close- Waves of Warblers at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 12, 2019 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

All warblers recorded from Letchworth State Park (high lighting 25 nesting species) will be featured in a new warbler video. Natural history accounts will be summarized and will include detailed park distribution based on recent research. This is an excellent primer for the Warbler Walks on May 30th, June 7th and 12th.
Sun 12 May
Nature Up Close- Waves of Warblers at the Humphrey Nature Center
Sunday, May 12, 2019 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

All warblers recorded from Letchworth State Park (high lighting 25 nesting species) will be featured in a new warbler video. Natural history accounts will be summarized and will include detailed park distribution based on recent research. This is an excellent primer for the Warbler Walks on May 30th, June 7th and 12th.
Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Chestnut Lawn
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Great Bend Gorge
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Great Bend Gorge
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Thu 16 May
Morning Bird Walk- Chestnut Lawn
Thursday, May 16, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

Learn to recognize by sight and sound some of the rich diversity of our local bird life. Binoculars recommended.

Sat 18 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 18 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 18, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 18 May
Backyard Birding
Saturday, May 18, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1005

Ginny Fields will present a Power Point show introducing you to easy tips on attracting  birds to your backyard. She will present information on what types of feeders and food to use that will attract many beautiful species, allowing you to get in touch with nature. You'll learn tips, advice and guidance along with seeing hundreds of pictures of beautiful wild birds that you will be able to persuade to your own backyard.

Reservations are required: www.friendsofconnetquot.org

Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Birding on the South Side
Sunday, May 19, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native birds. We will be onthe lookout for migrating birds as well.

Registration: Required
Sun 19 May
Birding on the South Side
Sunday, May 19, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

We will meet on the south side of the park for this delightful walk along the Nissequogue River to discover and identify Caleb's native birds. We will be onthe lookout for migrating birds as well.

Registration: Required
Sat 25 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 09:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 25 May
Weekly Bird Walks at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, May 25, 2019 09:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 25 May
RAPTORS & REPTILES with Brian Robinson
Saturday, May 25, 2019 07:00 PM
Taconic State Park - Copake Falls Area
(518) 329-3993

Copake Falls Day Use Area.

Event is FREE to public.

Thu 30 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 30, 2019 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Thu 30 May
Warbler Walks- Common Species
Thursday, May 30, 2019 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Castile Entrance Gate. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Sat 01 Jun
Spring Walk with the Alan Devoe Bird Club
Saturday, June 1, 2019 08:00 AM
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for spring migrant birds throughout the site. ​ FREE, but registration is required.
Registration: Required
Sat 01 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks
Saturday, June 1, 2019 until Saturday, June 29, 2019 08:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 01 Jun
Weekly Bird Walks
Saturday, June 1, 2019 until Saturday, June 29, 2019 08:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Beginners and birders alike will be led on short walks near the Humphrey Nature Center to find the increasing number of returning birds of the spring. Binoculars will be available to borrow. (1 ½ hours).
Sat 01 Jun
Edge of Night
Saturday, June 1, 2019 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Connetquot River State Park Preserve
(631) 581-1072

Take in the tranquil atmosphere of the preserve as the sun sets for the evening. Enjoy a beautiful array of colors in the sky while we watch for animals that comeout at the "edge of night".

Registration: Required
Fri 07 Jun
Warbler Walks- Uncommon Species
Friday, June 7, 2019 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Fri 07 Jun
Warbler Walks- Uncommon Species
Friday, June 7, 2019 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Portageville Entrance at Griffith Rd. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Sun 09 Jun
RBA Bird Tour
Sunday, June 9, 2019 05:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Mt.  Morris Dam Snack Bar. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 6 hours.

Car-pool through the Park on east or west sides of the river visiting many different habitats that will enable observers to locate over 75 species of birds. Sponsored by the Rochester birding Association.

Sun 09 Jun
RBA Bird Tour
Sunday, June 9, 2019 05:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Mt.  Morris Dam Snack Bar. Bring a lunch. Will car pool. 6 hours.

Car-pool through the Park on east or west sides of the river visiting many different habitats that will enable observers to locate over 75 species of birds. Sponsored by the Rochester birding Association.

Wed 12 Jun
Warbler Walks- Pare Species
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 07:00 AM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Wed 12 Jun
Warbler Walks- Pare Species
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 07:00 AM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Meet at the Parade Grounds Parking Lot. Will car pool. 3 hours, 1 mile or more.

With 25 species, Letchworth State Park may have more nesting species of wood warblers than anywhere else in the world! Each week, actual nesting sites will be visited, and we will search for a third of the park’s nesting warbler species, as we study the factors that yield such diversity. Binoculars are recommended.

Sun 16 Jun
Make Your Own Birdhouse
Sunday, June 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Wed 19 Jun
Wildlife Wednesday – Birds w/ George Steele
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 06:30 PM
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
(518) 829-7516

Visitor Center Grounds

Environmental Educator George Steele will be here for a program about Birds! Come explore the wonders of nature at Schoharie Crossing. Our Wildlife Wednesday program covers a range of topics – from aquatic life to birds to plants and environmental awareness. These programs are facilitated by Environmental Educators George Steele and Anita Sanchez as well as NYS Parks Naturalist Interns.

A suggested donation of $3 covers the programming fee.

Sat 29 Jun
Bird Walk
Saturday, June 29, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist to look for and identify birds, free to public, Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sun 14 Jul
Make Your Own Birdhouse
Sunday, July 14, 2019 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

3-4pm, all ages, free to public, Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 20 Jul
Bird Walk
Saturday, July 20, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist to look for birds at Lake Erie State Park, free to public, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 27 Jul
Bird Walk
Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

10-11am, all ages, join a naturalist to look for and identify birds at Long Point on Chautauqua State Park, free to public, Bemus Point, 716-386-3165x208
Sat 27 Jul
Birds & Hummingbird Feeders
Saturday, July 27, 2019 01:00 PM
Sterling Forest State Park
(845) 351-5907

Come to Sterling Forest and learn more about the fascinating world of birds. Discover which birds call our area home for the whole year and which ones are just visiting for the summer. We will then take a short hike and see what birds we can find!!! Then finish the day by making a hummingbird feeder which will bring your new feathered friends to your back door. This program is geared towards children ages 5-13. All will be provided; just bring your sense of curiosity/wonder.

Parental supervision is required. Please register by calling (845) 351-5907.

Registration: Required
Sat 27 Jul
Bluebirds
Saturday, July 27, 2019 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

2-3pm, all ages, Join Elaine Crossley to learn more about our state bird, free to public, Lake Erie State Park, Brocton, 716-386-3165x208
Sun 13 Oct
Autumn Bird Walk with Alan Devoe Bird Club
Sunday, October 13, 2019
Clermont State Historic Site
(518) 537-4240

Join us for a walk around Clermont State Historic Site with the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Participants of this free event will be looking for fall migrant birds and waterfowl throughout the site. Keep your eyes peeled and you may see a scarlet tanager, a belted kingfisher, or a yellow-throated vireo! Program is free and appropriate for all ages!