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Sun 24 Mar
South Side Birding
Sunday, March 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve
(631) 265-1054

Join us for a slow, pleasant walk along the Nissequogue River taking in the sights and sounds of the wetlands. We’ll seek out our local residents and those returning from a warm hiatus! Plenty of time for photos, so bring your camera! Reservations are required: (631) 265 -1054
Registration: Required
Sun 24 Mar
South Side Birding
Sunday, March 24, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caleb Smith State Park Preserve Nature Museum
(631) 265-1054

Join us for a slow, pleasant walk along the Nissequogue River taking in the sights and sounds of the wetlands. We’ll seek out our local residents and those returning from a warm hiatus! Plenty of time for photos, so bring your camera! Reservations are required: (631) 265 -1054
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
Birding Basics for Beginners
Saturday, February 23, 2019 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Caumsett State Historic Park Preserve
(631) 423-1770

This hands-on program will introduce adults to birds and birding. It will provide information on where to go and what to get to learn more. Bring binoculars. Approximately one mile; much sitting indoors. Reservations are required: (631) 423 – 1770
Registration: Required
Sat 16 Feb
Moths, Birds, and Landscaping at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Far from being just little brown nuisances, moths play a key role in the functioning of our plant and animal communities. Catherine Klatt will introduce moths, in all their diversity and beauty, explore the tight links between moths and birds, and explain the unexpected ways that our home landscaping choices affect bird populations. Catherine is a naturalist who 'discovered' moths about 5 years ago, and has been enthralled by them ever since. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sun 17 Feb
Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count! View winter birds at our feeders, get tips for identifying birds and for using a field guide. Learn about unique winter birds, test your bird ID skills, and then head outdoors for some birding. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
Beautiful Bald Eagles at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Emma Treadwell Thacher Nature Center
(518) 872-0800

By now, you may have heard the news that Bald Eagles have nested on the shore of Thompson’s Lake! Come and learn about these majestic birds of prey and their success in raising two juveniles during 2018. Learn a bit about Bald Eagles’ courtship and nesting habits, and then take a walk to view the nest and hopefully see the adults! This program begins with a brief indoor presentation, followed by a short trail walk. Appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
Birding on the River
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Join us as we search for migratory waterfowl and other wintering birds found along the Niagara River. We will visit several viewing areas found in our state parks. For information & registration call (716) 282-5154.
Registration: Required
Fri 22 Mar
Timberdoodle Time!
Friday, March 22, 2019 06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Evangola State Park
(716) 549-1802

Take a frog-serenaded evening hike and explore the singing grounds of American Woodcocks for the rare and dazzling dusk Timberdoodle display flight! For information & registration call (716)549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Jan
Project Feederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, January 5, 2019 until Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Humphrey Nature Center at Letchworth
(585) 493-3680

Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 5pm from January 5th to April 7th.

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 7th.

Sat 30 Mar
Piping Plover Volunteer Day
Saturday, March 30, 2019 09:00 AM
Jones Beach Nature Center
(516) 780-3295

Spring is almost here! Join us to help protect the endangered piping plover before they arrive for the breeding season! Help us put string on fence posts to give these special birds a protected place to nest. They will thank you!

To register and for more information, please call the Nature Center @ 516-780-3295

Sat 30 Mar
Piping Plover Volunteer Day
Saturday, March 30, 2019 09:00 AM
Jones Beach State Park
(516) 780-3295

Spring is almost here! Join us to help protect the endangered piping plover before they arrive for the breeding season! Help us put string on fence posts to give these special birds a protected place to nest. They will thank you!

To register and for more information, please call the Nature Center @ 516-780-3295

Sun 17 Feb
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Sunday, February 17, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Knox Farm State Park
(716) 652-0786

Get your binoculars ready and join us! This annual citizen science project invites birders of all ages to count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations. For information & registration call (716) 549-1050.
Registration: Required
Sat 05 Jan
Project Feederwatch at the Humphrey Nature Center
Saturday, January 5, 2019 until Sunday, April 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Letchworth State Park
(585) 493-3600

Saturdays & Sundays from 10am to 5pm from January 5th to April 7th.

This citizen science project, sponsored by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, is easy to do for experienced bird watchers and beginners alike! Learn about the lives and habits of our common feeder birds, and find out how you can become a citizen scientist at home. Count days are every Saturday and Sunday until April 7th.

Sat 16 Feb
The Great Backyard Bird Count
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mine Kill State Park
(518) 827-6111

Join birding enthusiast Henry Wagner of SUNY Cobleskill and Park Naturalists for a family-friendly introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count. On this outdoor foray, beginning birders will learn all about the Count's history, methodology and contribution to conservation science, and learn how to conduct a bird count in their own backyard. Afterwards, field parties will re-group at the Park Office to compare notes. In case of inclement weather, this program may be cancelled. If in doubt, please call the Park Office at (518) 827-8690. For more information about the count, go to gbbc.birdcount.org. Meet at the Park Office.

Sat 16 Feb
Great Backyard Bird Count Walk
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Point Au Roche State Park
(518) 563-0369

The Great Backyard Bird Count is a citizen science project sponsored every year by the National Audubon Society. Join a park naturalist on a short walk to search for some birds in the park. The sightings and data we gather will be submitted to the Great Backyard Bird Count to be used by real scientists researching bird populations! Please note you do not have to be an experienced birder to participate - all ages and abilities are welcome!
Tue 29 Jan
Feathered Friends Monthly Homeschool Class
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 11:00 AM
Saratoga Spa State Park
(518) 584-2535

Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for a bird-related lesson and walk. Each month we will explore a different aspect of the bird world both indoors and out. Appropriate for ages 6-12. This program is $3 per child or $5 per family. Registration is required. Please call (518) 584-2000 Ext. 116 to register. Bird books and binoculars will be provided.
Sat 16 Feb
Moths, Birds, and Landscaping at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 16, 2019 02:00 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Far from being just little brown nuisances, moths play a key role in the functioning of our plant and animal communities. Catherine Klatt will introduce moths, in all their diversity and beauty, explore the tight links between moths and birds, and explain the unexpected ways that our home landscaping choices affect bird populations. Catherine is a naturalist who 'discovered' moths about 5 years ago, and has been enthralled by them ever since. Call 518-872-0800 for more information.

Sun 17 Feb
Backyard Birds and a Winter Walk at Thacher Nature Center
Sunday, February 17, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

Join us for the Great Backyard Bird Count! View winter birds at our feeders, get tips for identifying birds and for using a field guide. Learn about unique winter birds, test your bird ID skills, and then head outdoors for some birding. Appropriate for adults and children ages 6 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Feb
Beautiful Bald Eagles at Thacher Nature Center
Saturday, February 23, 2019 10:00 AM
Thacher State Park
(518) 872-1237

By now, you may have heard the news that Bald Eagles have nested on the shore of Thompson’s Lake! Come and learn about these majestic birds of prey and their success in raising two juveniles during 2018. Learn a bit about Bald Eagles’ courtship and nesting habits, and then take a walk to view the nest and hopefully see the adults! This program begins with a brief indoor presentation, followed by a short trail walk. Appropriate for adults and children ages 5 and up. Call 518-872-0800 to register.
Registration: Required