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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.

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
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.

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  

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
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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Tue 15 Aug
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, August 15, 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 12 Aug
Berries and Birds
Saturday, August 12, 2017 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Join Emily Shertzer, Student Conservation Association/ AmeriCorps Intern, for a delicious morning stroll through the old Minnewaska golf course and orchard. This approximately mile-and-a-half long route wanders amongst blueberry and huckleberry bushes that should be ripe for the picking. Bring a small bag to collect berries as we hike. We will also look out for birds that frequent the golf course, so feel free to bring binoculars as well. Children of all ages are welcome; however, a backpack style carrier is necessary for children who are not able to walk this distance on their own. All children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required
Fri 11 Aug
Bird Walk
Friday, August 11, 2017 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Look and listen for birds such as hawks, woodpeckers, eastern bluebirds, bald eagles, and other local fowl. Tom LeBlanc, Environmental Educator from Allegany State Park, will be leading the hike as you navigate the trail, watching and listening for birds. Please bring water, sturdy shoes, and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Overlook Gazebo.

Tue 08 Aug
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, August 8, 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 05 Aug
Live Birds of Prey
Saturday, August 5, 2017 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Tue 01 Aug
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, August 1, 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 29 Jul
Make Your Own Bird Feeder
Saturday, July 29, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Macomb Reservation State Park
(518) 569-8720

Join park naturalist, Grace Mayhew, inside the recreation hall located on the day use side of the park. Participants will make a bird feeder out of recycled materials. Please bring a recycled carton; all other supplies will be provided.

Wed 26 Jul
Project Birdwatch
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 09:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Watch and listen to some local birds - how many can you identify? Learn how to ID them by both sight and by their calls. Maybe we can figure outwhat they're talking about! Meet at the Bath House.

Tue 25 Jul
Early Morning Birders
Tuesday, July 25, 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.

Sun 23 Jul
GUIDED BIRD WALK
Sunday, July 23, 2017 07:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Green Lakes State Park
(315) 637-6111

Take a walk with Wildlife Biologist, Mike Fishman, to discover the variety of bird life in the Park's Bird Conservation Area. Bring your binoculars, if you have them.

Meet at Meadow view parking area just before Rolling Hills.

The event is FREE with park vehicle fee.

Sun 23 Jul
Birds with Botany For Beginners (Eastern Section): Adult Program
Sunday, July 23, 2017 09:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

We will be searching for birds ... no birds? We'll learn about plants! Bring binoculars.

Registration: Required
Sat 22 Jul
Bird Hike
Saturday, July 22, 2017 10:00 AM
Long Point State Park on Lake Chautauqua
(716) 386-2722

Look and listen for birds such as hawks, woodpeckers, eastern bluebirds, bald eagles, and other local fowl. Tom LeBlanc, Environmental Educator from Allegany State Park, will be leading the hike as you navigate the trail, watching and listening for birds. Please bring water, sturdy shoes, and binoculars if you have them. Meet at the Overlook Gazebo.

Sat 22 Jul
Project Birdwatch
Saturday, July 22, 2017 09:00 AM
Lake Erie State Park
(716) 792-9214

Watch and listen to some local birds - how many can you identify? Learn how to ID them by both sight and by their calls. Maybe we can figure out what they're talking about! Meet at the Bath House.