Calendar of Events
Last updated 9/5/19

ADBC Field Trip Schedule:  January 2019 - December 2019
 
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Look ahead at 2020 Field Trip Dates

Download Printable Schedule:   January 2019 - December 2019 UPDATED 9/5/19
 

SEP 2, 2019
MON

LABOR DAY WALK-OLANA (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook   518-851-2678
Meet 7 am at the parking lot by the pond at Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G, less than 1 mile south of the Rip Van Winkle Bride. We will be looking for fall migrants.

SEP 14, 2019
SAT

THACHER STATE PARK (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole   518-710-9096
Meet 10am at the Hawk Watch (overlook parking lot). We will meet up with the HMBC who will also be visiting that day. Broad-wing Hawks use the warm air thermals along the escarpment. Other birds of prey may include Osprey, Eagles, Red-tailed Hawks, Sharp shinned and Coopers Hawks.

SEP 21, 2019
SAT
NEW 9/5/19

MOUNT LEBANON MUSEUM (morning)
Coordinator: Kathryn Schneider 518-248-8655
Meet 8:00am at the visitor parking lot. Introduction to Bird Identification and then Guided Walk on newly opened trails. The Museum is located at 202 Shaker Rd off Route 20 in New Lebanon. Additional details at ShakerML.org

SEP 24, 2019
TUE

FALL SPARROW WORKSHOP (morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik   518-851-7460
Meet 8 am at Green Acres Airport, 269 Schneider Road, Livingston (Hudson NY 12534 GPS). We’ll be searching a variety of farm, field, and brush pile habitats to identify flushed birds. The following sparrows can be found: Lincoln’s, Song, Swamp, Savannah, Field, chipping, White-throated, White-crowned, and Vesper’s.

SEP 28, 2019
SAT

NUTTEN HOOK (morning)
Coordinator: Kathy Schneider    518-248-8665
Meet 8 am in the parking area by the pavilion, which is west of the railroad tracks, and the buildings on Ice House Rd. Ice House Rd, is off Route 9J in Stuyvesant. Bald Eagles and early fall migrants are expected.

OCT 5, 2019
SAT

NEW 9/5/19

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks  518-781-0204
Meet 8:00am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66 Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H. We will search the mixed habitat for migrating birds.  Additional details at www.ccswcd.org

OCT 6, 2019
SUN

WON DHARMA (morning)
Coordinator: John Piwowarski   518-672-7622
Meet 8 am in the first parking lot by the vegetable garden. Address is 361 State Route 23, Claverack, NY. There are fields and trails where we will look for fall migrants and sparrows.

OCT 13, 2019
SUN

CLERMONT HISTORIC SITE (Morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks    518-781-0204
Meet 8 am at the parking lot of the Clermont State Historic Site. Address 87 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, NY 12526. Fall migrants and Waterfowl on the Hudson will be on the schedule. Sometimes Egrets show up here in the fall.

NOV 2, 2019
SAT

TOMHANNOCK RESEVOIR (morning)
Coordinator: Naomi Lloyd (HMBC)    518-596-5964
Meet 8:30 am Pittstown, NY at the parking area at the intersection of Lake Shore Dr. and NY Route 7 at the west end of the causeway. Bring a scope if you have one. We will look for waterfowl and possible shorebirds.

NOV 9, 2019
SAT

FRANKLIN MOUNTAIN HAWK WATCH (mid-morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks    518-781-0204
Meet 10 am. I-88 westbound, take Exit 15. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, right at the light by McDonalds and go to the 4th stop light (0.7mi). Turn left at this light and onto Southside Dr. Turn right onto Swart Hollow Road (0.8mi). Go 1.5 miles and take a sharp right turn onto Grange Hall Road. Take sharp left turn into driveway (0.2 mi) and park on the right side. Walk up to the bar, where a map and information are posted. Bring a bag lunch. Franklin Mountain Hawk Watch is renowned for migrating Golden Eagles.

NOV 23, 2019
SAT

COPAKE LAKE DUCK WALK (morning)
Coordinator: Mike Nicosia   
Meet 9 am at the intersection of County Route 7 and Lake View Road at Copake Lake. We will search for fall migrant waterfowl. An eared Grebe was sighted here in 2016.

DEC 14, 2019
SAT

CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT. Sponsored by ADBC. (full day)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678

Join the ADBC conduct the Chatham circle Christmas Bird Count. Contact Bill Cook if you would like to join one of the designated sectors groups.

DEC 22, 2019
SUN

NEW 9/5/19

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT (full day)
Coordinator Mike Nicosia 518-567-8058 or
This is the second year of a new count circle for Columbia County.
Contact Mike Nicosia if you would like to join one of the designated sector groups. 

NOTE TO FIELD TRIP LEADERS
Following the field trip for which you are the leader, send a brief summary/write-up of the trip for The Warbler to Marion Ulmer, via or to 94 Kinderhook St., Chatham NY 12037.

Field Trip Guidelines

• If you are looking for a particular species let the leader and others know.
• Prepare for the occasion, such as proper clothing for the season, sunscreen, protection against ticks, etc.
• Bring binoculars and a field guide.
• Bring lunch and beverage if it is an all day trip.
• The club encourages carpooling. Be prepared to share expenses.
• Persons who smoke are asked to respect the wishes of nonsmokers in carpooling and other group    activities.
• Please remember that field trips are a group activity; quiet groups see more birds and members who walk    ahead of the group flush the birds before others can see them.
• The club encourages all members to protect birds and their habitats while birding.
• Children are welcome on club trips, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is    responsible for their behavior and well being.
• Pets are not allowed on club trips.
• Please do not call coordinators after 9 p.m.

Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club Trips & Programs
Check out the HMBC website for the latest schedule information.

Columbia Land Conservancy Outings
Check out the CLC online calendar of events , or call 518-392-5252 for information.