Calendar of Events
Last updated 06/01/2023

ADBC Field Trip Schedule: 
June 2023
-and- September to December 2023
ADBC is pleased to offer the following bird walk schedule through December 2023. These walks are free and open to the public. Children should be accompanied by an adult. Please note start times and contact specific trip coordinator or Chris Franks at 518-781-0204 with any questions.

Download Printable Schedules:  
September to December 2023 UPDATED 06/01/2022
January to June 2023 UPDATED 11/25/2022

JUNE 3, 2023

CLERMONT (morning)
Coordinator:  Chris Franks, 518-781-0204
Meet 8:00 am at the parking lot for the Clermont State Historic Site.  One mile north of Tivoli off Route 9G.  This event is free for ADBC and Clermont members.  Fields, gardens, woods, and river views. Come see why this is one of our more popular walks.

JUNE 17, 2023

Coordinator:  Marian Sole, 203-710-9096
Meet 8:00 am at the parking area address 225 Cambridge Road, Hillsdale off Route 7. Come explore this new walk on the ADBC schedule.  This has been a lightly birded sanctuary in Columbia County, and we are excited to see what it has to offer.

SEP 2, 2023

Coordinator: Bill Cook   518-851-2678
Meet 8:00 am at the main parking lot by the pond at Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G. Join us on Labor Day Weekend for an exploration through Olana’s artist-designed landscape while keeping eyes and ears open for local birds. Learn more about local bird species, habitats, and behaviors with Dr. William Cook, Professor Emeritus at Columbia-Greene Community College and the Curator of C-GCC's Natural History Museum.

SEP 9, 2023

Coordinator: Marian Sole   203-710-9096
Meet 8:00 am at the parking lot. From the intersection of Route 22 and 20 in New Lebanon, take US20 4.5 miles to CR 9. Take CR9 south 1.2 miles and turn west (right) into a parking lot just past the pond. Columbia Land Conservancy owns and manages 433 acres at Hand Hollow Conservation Area for the protection of wildlife and open space. The property has an active beaver pond and two lakes, and trails that pass by ponds, creeks, wet meadows, and a hemlock ravine. We will be looking for migrant songbirds as well as lingering residents. Joint trip with Hudson Mohawk Bird Club.

SEP 16, 2023

Coordinator: Chris Franks 518-781-0204
Meet 10:00 am at the Hawk Watch (overlook parking lot) of John Boyd Thacher State Park (Voorheesville). Migrating Broad-wing Hawks use the warm air thermals along the escarpment. Other birds of prey may include; Osprey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, and Cooper’s Hawk.

SEP 23, 2023

NUTTEN HOOK (morning) with HMBC
Coordinator: Chris Scheu 845-240-4701
Meet 8:00 am in the parking area by the pavilion, which is west of the railroad tracks, and the buildings on Ice House Road. Ice House Road is off Route 9J in Stuyvesant. Nutten Hook is part of Stockport Flats, a Hudson River Estuarine Research Reserve. The area includes the remains of the largest icehouse on the Hudson as well as an ¼ mile loop trail bordering the river. Bald Eagles and fall migrants are expected

OCT 7, 2023

CLERMONT (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks 518-781-0204
Meet 8:00 am at the parking lot of the Clermont State Historic site. 1 Clermont Avenue, Germantown, 12526. Fall migrants and Waterfowl on the Hudson will be on the schedule. We have had Egrets show up on previous walks. This walk is being organized with the Friends of Clermont.

OCT 14, 2023

Coordinator: Joan Scheu 845-702-7564
Meet 8:00 am in the main parking lot located at 1452 CR 21 in Ghent. This is another new walk for the Club in 2021. This walk has been organized with Columbia Land Conservancy. Siegel-Kline is a 55-acre conservation area host to large sycamore trees, fields, stream, and flood plain forest.

NOV 4, 2023

Coordinator: Marian Sole 203-710-9096
Meet 9:00am at the intersection of County Route 7 and Lake View Road (Copake Lake). We will search for fall migrant waterfowl. An eared Grebe has been sighted on previous trips. We have several Club members that frequent Copake Lake in the Fall and should have updated information for the walk.

NOV 11, 2023

Coordinator: Chris Franks    518-781-0204
Meet 10:00 am. I-88 westbound, take Exit 15. Turn left at the bottom of the ramp, and right again at the light by McDonalds. Turn left at the fourth traffic light (0.7 mile) onto Southside Drive. Turn right onto Swart Hollow Road (0.8 mile). Follow Swart Hollow Road for 1.5 miles and take sharp right turn to Grange Hall Road. Driveway to parking is on left (0.2 mile). There is a kiosk by a barn and trail to watch is on the left. Dress warmly, bring a bag lunch, and carpool if possible. Franklin Mountain is renowned for migrating Golden Eagles and is staffed by volunteer counters.

NOV 18, 2023

Coordinator: Naomi Lloyd (HMBC) 518-596-5964
Meet 8:30 am in Pittstown. Reservoir parking lot is at the intersection of Lake Shore Drive and NY Route 7 at the west end of the causeway. Bring a scope if you have one. We look for waterfowl and possible shorebirds. We will carpool from the main parking area where possible as we make several stops around the reservoir. This walk is joined with the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club.

DEC 16, 2023

Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678

Join ADBC as we conduct the Chatham circle Christmas Bird Count. Contact Bill Cook if you would like to join one of the designated sector groups. Location & time for the group tally will be announced.

DEC 18, 2023

Coordinator Frank Smith 917-254-1237
Join ADBC for the 5th year of this new CBC circle. Contact Frank Smith if you would like to join one of the designated sector groups. Location & time for the group tally will be announced.

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.

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