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Fri 10 May
Crown Point Banding Station
Friday, May 10, 2019 until Saturday, May 25, 2019 06:00 AM - 06:00 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site
(518) 597-4666

Due to our spectacular location under the Atlantic Flyway, Crown Point State Historic Site is a premiere location for viewing birds migrating north for the season. Returning for their 44th year, the Crown Point banding station returns to record migration data on site. Watch as this experienced team of citizen scientists net hundreds of birds, identify species and record their songs.

6am to 6pm daily.

Tue 14 May
Put a Bird on It!: After school programming [3 day workshop]
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 until Tuesday, May 21, 2019 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Crown Point State Historic Site
(518) 597-4666

Grades 1-3: May 14th – 16th 3-5pm

Grades 4-6: May 21st- 23rd 3-5 pm

Day one for each group is a visit to the banding station then days 2 and 3 will either craft a bird mobile or build a bird house based on the species found on site. Supplies provided by site, bring only your imagination and creativity. Pick up/Drop off at pavilion. Registration required, email lisa.polay@parks.ny.gov

Registration: Required
Thu 23 May
Guided Bird Hike
Thursday, May 23, 2019 08:00 AM
Crown Point State Historic Site
(518) 597-4666

Geared for all ages and led by Mark and Stacy Robinson. As a citizen-scientist, Stacy has contributed over 4,400 checklists, or observations, into eBird's database including some 1,000 photos of 300+ birds species and more than 200 sound recordings. The Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society launched eBird in 2002. eBird is an online database of bird observations providing scientists, researchers, and amateur naturalists real-time data about bird distribution and abundance.

Approximately 2 miles, flat terrain but will be muddy – boots required! Binoculars and field guides available for loan. Meet outside museum; will end with a visit to the banding station. Limited to 25 participants.

Registration required, email lisa.polay@parks.ny.gov.

Registration: Required