Calendar of Events
Last updated 8/31/15

ADBC Field Trip Schedule:  2015 - 2016
 
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MAY 2, 2015
SAT

OLANA (morning) - Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204
Meet 8 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 Bridge. This is a good location for early warblers, and a good way to gear up for the Century Run next week.

MAY 9, 2015
SAT

CENTURY RUN (full day)

MAY 10, 2015
SUN

LEWIS A. SWYER PRESERVE-MILL CREEK (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 7:30 am at the pull off on the west side of Route 9J north of the hamlet of Stuyvesant. We will be looking for spring migrants.

MAY 14, 2015 THR

DROWNED LANDS SWAMP (morning) - Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 8 am at the visitor parking lot of Drowned Lands Conservation Area on Route 3 in the township of Ancram about 3.5 miles north of Ancramdale Route 82.  We will be looking for spring migrants.

MAY 23, 2015
SAT

HAND HOLLOW (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204
Meet 8 am at the parking lot. From the intersection of Route 22 and US20, go west on US20, turn left on CR 5, proceeding south to the intersection with CR 34. Turn right and proceed to the intersection of CR 34 with CR 9. As you prepare to turn right you will see across the road the farmhouse that marks the parking lot of the Hand Hollow preserve immediately on the left, marked by the distinctive green and white logo of the Columbia Land Conservancy.

MAY 30, 2015
SAT

RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY (Greene County)
Coordinators: Larry Federman and Karen Schoemer 518-678-3248
Meet at 7:30 am at the parking area. Directions: Crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from east to west, turn left at first traffic light onto Route 385. Continue 2.5 miles through the Village of Catskill. Turn left on West Main Street after crossing the Catskill Creek. Continue 0.8 miles to small rotary; exit rotary on Dubois Road. Proceed 0.1 miles to RamsHorn parking area on right. Call the leader to register for this trip. If no calls the trip will be cancelled.

JUN 13, 2015
SAT

BICKNELL'S THRUSH ON HUNTER MOUNTAIN (Greene County)
Coordinator: Will Yandik 518-851-7460
Meet 7 am at Columbia-Greene Community College for car pooling. This trip involves a 3.5 mile hike up Hunter Mountain on a dirt road. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler and Bicknell's Thrush are possible here. Call the leader to register for this trip. If no calls, the trip will be cancelled.

JUN 14, 2015
SUN

GREENPORT CONSERVATION AREA (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204
Meet at 8 am in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area at 54 Daisy Hill Road. From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslen Blvd., and go straight for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Daisy Hill Road at the sign for the Conservation Area. Continue on Daisy Hill Road until it ends. You will see a parking area and information kiosk.

JUL 5, 2015
SUN

POWELL SANCTUARY (morning) - Coordinator: John Piwowarski 518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at sanctuary parking lot on Hunt Club Road in Old Chatham.

JUL 11, 2015
SAT

RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY (Greene County)
Coordinator: Karen Schoemer 518-304-0066
Meet at 8 am at the parking area. Directions: Crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from east to west, turn left at first traffic light onto Route 385. Continue 2.5 miles through the Village of Catskill. Turn left on West Main Street after crossing the Catskill Creek. Continue 0.8 miles to small rotary; exit rotary on Dubois Road. Proceed 0.1 miles to RamsHorn parking area on right.

AUG 8, 2015
SAT

COPAKE RAIL TRAIL - Coordinator: John Piwowarski 518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at the Parking area for the rail trail on Under Mountain Road. From the intersection of state Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale travel about 8 miles south on Route 22 and turn left on Under Mountain Road. The parking area is about ½ mile on the left.

AUG 16, 2015
SUN

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Chad Witko 518-929-7269
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H.

SEP 7, 2015
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 Bridge. We will be looking for fall migrants.

OCT 3, 2015
SAT

STOCKPORT STATION (morning) - Coordinator: John Piwowarski 518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at the end of Station Road (county route 22) in Stockport. We will be looking for fall migrants. Sometimes egrets show up here in the fall.

OCT 18, 2015
SUN

UPDATED 8/31/15

CLAVERACK RAIL TRAIL (morning) - Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 8:00 am at the Agway parking lot on route 9H.  We will be looking for Rusty Blackbirds and fall warblers.

NOV 28, 2015
SAT

COPAKE LAKE DUCK WALK (morning)
Coordinator: Mike Birmingham 518-755-7469
Meet 9 am at the intersection of county route 7 and Lake View Road at Copake Lake. We will search the lake for fall migrant waterfowl.

DEC 19, 2015
SAT

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

JAN 17, 2016
SUN

NYSOA WATERFOWL COUNT (30th annual)
Coordinator: Nancy Kern 518-392-0120
Meet 9 am at Stuyvesant Landing. (Beginning in 2009, the count period will always begin two days before Martin Luther King Day, which is the third Monday in January.)

FEB 6, 2016
SAT

SHRIKE SEARCH (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204; 518-249-4711
Meet 9 am at Lindenwald parking lot on route 9H. We will look for Northern Shrike on Eichybush Road in Kinderhook. Northern Harrier and Rough-legged Hawk are more likely than Northern Shrike.

MAR 13, 2016
SUN

WATERFOWL OF THE HUDSON RIVER (Greene County) (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 8 am at the Coxsackie boat launch. From the intersection of 9W and 385 in Coxsackie go east on 385 (Mansion St.) and continue straight to the Hudson River where the road bears left to the boat launch site. We will search the Hudson River from Coxsackie to Catskill where waterfowl usually congregate on their way north. There is a good chance of seeing Bald Eagle. This is a joint trip with the Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club.

APR 9, 2016
SAT

OOMS POND (morning) - Coordinator: Tim Dormady 518-766-2161
Meet 8 am at the main parking lot at the top of the hill in the township of Chatham. From the circle in Chatham Village go north on Highland Ave. about 3 miles. Turn right on Rock City Road and go about 1 mile to the main Columbia Land Conservancy parking lot (sign on right before the intersection of Hartigan Road). Ooms Pond is called Sutherland Pond on many maps. Migrant waterfowl and Rough-legged Hawks have been seen here.

APR 23, 2016
SAT

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H. Wilson's Snipe have been seen here during migration.

APRIL 30, 2016
SAT

OLANA (morning)
Coordinators: Tim O’Connor and Chris Franks      518-822-1232; 518-781-0204
Meet 8 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 Bridge.

MAY 7, 2016
SAT

OLANA (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Tim O’Connor      518-781-0204; 518-822-1232
Meet 8 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 Bridge. This is a good location for early warblers, and a good way to gear up for the Century Run next week.

MAY 12, 2016 THR

DROWNED LANDS SWAMP (morning) - Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 8 am at the visitor parking lot of Drowned Lands Conservation Area on Route 3 in the township of Ancram about 3.5 miles north of Ancramdale Route 82.  We will be looking for spring migrants.

MAY 14, 2016
SAT

CENTURY RUN (full day)

MAY 15, 2016
SUN

LEWIS A. SWYER PRESERVE-MILL CREEK (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678
Meet 7:30 am at the pull off on the west side of Route 9J north of the hamlet of Stuyvesant. We will be looking for spring migrants.

MAY 21, 2016
SAT

HAND HOLLOW (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204
Meet 8 am at the parking lot. From the intersection of Route 22 and US 20, go west on US 20, turn left on CR 5, proceeding south to the intersection with CR 34. Turn right and proceed to the intersection of CR 34 with CR 9. As you prepare to turn right you will see across the road the farmhouse that marks the parking lot of the Hand Hollow preserve immediately on the left, marked by the distinctive green and white logo of the Columbia Land Conservancy.

MAY 28, 2016
SAT

RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY (Greene County)
Coordinators: Larry Federman and Karen Schoemer 518-678-3248
Meet at 7:30 am at the parking area. Directions: Crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from east to west, turn left at first traffic light onto Route 385. Continue 2.5 miles through the Village of Catskill. Turn left on West Main Street after crossing the Catskill Creek. Continue 0.8 miles to small rotary; exit rotary on Dubois Road. Proceed 0.1 miles to RamsHorn parking area on right. Call the leader to register for this trip. If no calls the trip will be cancelled.

JUN 11, 2016
SAT

BICKNELL'S THRUSH ON HUNTER MOUNTAIN (Greene County)
Coordinator: Will Yandik 518-851-7460
Meet 7 am at Columbia-Greene Community College for car pooling. This trip involves a 3.5 mile hike up Hunter Mountain on a dirt road. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler and Bicknell's Thrush are possible here. Call the leader to register for this trip. If no calls, the trip will be cancelled.

JUN 12, 2016
SUN

GREENPORT CONSERVATION AREA (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204;  518-249-4711
Meet at 8 am in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area at 54 Daisy Hill Road. From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslen Blvd., and go straight for 1.2 miles. Turn right onto Daisy Hill Road at the sign for the Conservation Area. Continue on Daisy Hill Road until it ends. You will see a parking area and information kiosk.

JUN 18, 2016
SAT

OLANA (morning)
Coordinator: Marion Sole        203-710-9096
Meet 8 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 Bridge.

JUL 9, 2016
SAT

RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY (Greene County)
Coordinator: Karen Schoemer   518-304-0066
Meet at 8 am at the parking area. Directions: Crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from east to west, turn left at first traffic light onto Route 385. Continue 2.5 miles through the Village of Catskill. Turn left on West Main Street after crossing the Catskill Creek. Continue 0.8 miles to small rotary; exit rotary on Dubois Road. Proceed 0.1 miles to RamsHorn parking area on right.

JUL 16, 2016
SAT

POWELL SANCTUARY (morning)
Coordinators: Marion Sole and Mike Birmingham  203-710-9096; 518-755-7469 Meet 8 am at sanctuary parking lot on Hunt Club Road in Old Chatham.

AUG 6, 2016
SAT

COPAKE RAIL TRAIL - Coordinator: John Piwowarski   518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at the Parking area for the rail trail on Under Mountain Road. From the intersection of state Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale travel about 8 miles south on Route 22 and turn left on Under Mountain Road. The parking area is about ½ mile on the left.

AUG 14, 2016
SUN

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks   518-781-0204 - UPDATED 8/31/15
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H.

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.