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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 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.
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
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!
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 30 Mar
Watch Out for Your Backyard Birds
Saturday, March 30, 2019 09:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Help keep track of birds nesting around your home. Learn how to take part in NestWatch, a community science program originally launched by Cornell University. Pre-register: (518)-279-1155.
Sat 20 Apr
Birds and Bagels at the Welcome Center
Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 AM
Grafton Lakes State Park
(518) 279-1155

Enjoy a bagel while observing our most active spring friends– the birds! $3 per person. Ages 8+. Program will be held inside. Pre-register: (518)-279-1155 and let us know what kind of bagel you would like.
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 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 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).
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.
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 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 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 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

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 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 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).
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.
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 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 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).
Tue 02 Apr
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 09:15 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 Wildmere Parking Area, next to Lake Minnewaska, and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.
Fri 05 Apr
Birding Basics at the Gardiner Library
Friday, April 5, 2019 09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve
(845) 255-0752

Are you interested in birds or bird watching? Join Nick Martin, Park Educator, in this first 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.
Sat 06 Apr
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Saturday, April 6, 2019 09:15 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 Wildmere Parking Area, next to Lake Minnewaska, and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.
Tue 09 Apr
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 09:15 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 Wildmere Parking Area, next to Lake Minnewaska, and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.
Fri 12 Apr
Birding Basics at the Gardiner Library
Friday, April 12, 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 second 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.
Fri 19 Apr
Birding Basics at the Gardiner Library
Friday, April 19, 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 third 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.
Tue 23 Apr
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, April 23, 2019 09:15 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 Wildmere Parking Area, next to Lake Minnewaska, and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.
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.
Tue 30 Apr
Early Morning Birders at Minnewaska
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 09:15 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 Wildmere Parking Area, next to Lake Minnewaska, and should come prepared with binoculars. Outing destinations will be determined the day of the program.
Sat 30 Mar
Project FeederWatch at Sam’s Point
Saturday, March 30, 2019 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area
(845) 647-7989

Become a Citizen Scientist and help us learn more about the beautiful birds that visit the feeders at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. At the end of winter, we will send our data to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to help other scientists learn about these birds, as well. Using binoculars, we will observe birds and learn how to identify them as they visit our feeders. Then, we will make pinecone bird feeders for you to take home so you can continue your observations in your own yard. This program is recommended for beginner and experienced bird watchers of all ages. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18. Meet at the Sam’s Point Visitor Center. Pre-registration is required by calling Sam's Point at 845-647-7989.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Eagle Watch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park
(518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join a park naturalist on his weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us! Registration is necessary, please call 518-793-0511. $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else.
Registration: Required
Sat 23 Mar
Eagle Watch
Saturday, March 23, 2019 09:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Moreau Lake State Park Nature Center
(518) 793-0511

Grab a pair of binoculars and join a park naturalist on his weekly Bald Eagle survey. Moreau Lake State Park’s section of the Hudson is home to wintering bald eagles. It is important for us to monitor their population and health, please come and help us! Registration is necessary, please call 518-793-0511. $1 for 62+ and children, $2 for everyone else.
Registration: Required