Calendar of Events
Last updated 11/25/2022

ADBC Field Trip Schedule:  December 2022 t0 June 2023
 
ADBC is pleased to offer the following bird walk schedule through June 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 Schedule:   January to June 2023 UPDATED 11/25/2022
 

DEC 3, 2022
SAT

COPAKE LAKE DUCK WALK (morning)
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.

DEC 17, 2022
SAT

CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT. Sponsored by ADBC. (full day)
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 19, 2022
MON

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT (full day)
Coordinator: Marian Sole, 203-710-9096
Join ADBC for the 4th year of this new CBC circle. Contact Marian Sole if you would like to join one of the designated sector groups. Location & time for the group tally will be announced.

JAN 8, 2023
SUN

EAGLE COUNT (morning)
Coordinators:
Nancy Kern, 518-392-0120
Marian Sole, 203-710-9096
Meet 9:00 am at Stuyvesant Landing (off 9J intersection of CR-26A and Riverview Street. We will carpool and make stops along the Hudson River. Dress warmly and bring scopes if you have them. This count is part of an Army Corp of Engineers project to determine the health and patterns of Bald Eagle populations.

JAN 15, 2023
SUN

WATERFOWL COUNT - 39th ANNUAL (morning)
Coordinators:
Nancy Kern, 518-392-0120
Chris Franks, 518-781-0204
Meet 9:00 am at Stuyvesant Landing (off 9J intersection of CR-26A and Riverview Street. We will carpool and make stops along the Hudson River. Dress warmly and bring scopes if you have them. This count has been held every year since 1955 (except '68-'72) for monitoring New York wintering waterfowl.

FEB 12, 2023
SUN

EICHYBUSH –SHRIKESEARCH (morning)
Coordinator: Coordinator: Drew Hopkins, 518-653-4387
Meet 900: 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. A juvenile shrike was sighted on Eichybush during 2020's Christmas Bird Count.

FEB 18, 2023
SAT

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT with Columbia Land Conservancy (morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik, 518-821-3131
Meet 8:00am-10:00am at Ooms Conservation Area (480 Rock City Road, Chatham). CLC will lead this local count established by National Audubon Society and Cornell Lab of Ornithology in 1998 as the first online citizen-science bird project.

MAR 12, 2023
SAT

VOSBURGH SWAM WMA (Greene County, morning)
Coordinators:
Kathryn Schneider, 518-248-8665
Alan Mapes, 518-817-1512
Meet 8:00 am at the Coxsackie boat launch. From the intersection of Rt. 9W and Rt. 385 in Coxsackie, go east on Rt. 385 (Mansion St.) to the bottom of the long hill. Turn left onto Reed Street, then left again on S. River Street and into the State boat launch parking lot. We will look for resident birds, and early migrants, Eastern Phoebe, Brown Creeper, Kinglets, and Fox Sparrow. The trail also provides access to views of the Hudson River for waterfowl.

MAR 18, 2023
SAT

GREENPORT CONSERVATION AREA w/ PHOTO CLUB (morning)
Coordinators:
Sy Balsen, 518-766-9876
Mike Birmingham, 518-755-7469
Meet 8:00 am in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area. From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslen Blvd. and go straight for 1.1 miles. Turn right into the parking lot at the sign for the Conservation area. If you reach Daisy Hill Road, go back 0.1 miles. Early start to the Spring Migration. Good mix of habitat from; fields, views of the Hudson, North Bay Marsh, and woodlands. This walk is open to all but will emphasize opportunities to photograph birds.

APR 8, 2023
SAT

MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER (morning)
Coordinator: Joanie Scheu, 845-702-7564
Meet 8:00 am at the Museum visitor parking lot. Introduction to bird songs and guided walk. The Museum is located at 202 Shaker Rd off Route 20 in New Lebanon. The number of species reported here (via eBird) has reached 100 due to increased visits by birders. Help us find species #101.

APR 23, 2023
SUN

WILSON POWELL SANCTUARY w/HMBC (morning)
Coordinator: Kathy Schneider, 518-248-8665 Meet 8:00am at main parking lot off Hunt Club Road. Located off County Route 13, one mile southwest of the intersection of CR 13 and the Old Albany Turnpike (Old Chatham Village Square), take Pitt Hall Road, then a left on Hunt Club Road.  Sanctuary entrance is on the right.  The sanctuary is owned & managed by ADBC.  Over 200 species including 20 warblers have been recorded for this property. 

MAY 7, 2023
SUN

OLANA (morning)
Coordinator:  Frank Smith, 917-254-1237
Meet 8:00am at the main parking lot by the pond at Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G.  Join us for this very popular (birders & birds) walk through Olana’s artist-designed landscape while keeping eyes and ears open for spring migrants and breeding residents.

MAY 13, 2023
SAT

CENTURY RUN
Coordinator:  Marcia Anderson, 518-758-6433
Join Club members and friends as we try to see & hear over 100 species in one day.  Potluck lunch and tally at Marcia Anderson’s (2383 County Route 21 Valatie) the following day (Sunday May 14th) at 4:00 pm.

MAY 20, 2023
SAT

RAIL TRAIL w/ NYSOA YOUNG BIRDERS (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole, 203-710-9096
Meet 7:30 am at the Harlem Valley Rail Trail parking lot on Under Mountain Road in Copake.  Turn off Route 22 onto Under Mountain Rd.  lot is on the left. We will be hosting the NYSOA Young Birders group.  Spring migrants including Cerulean Warbler have been seen or heard on this trip.

JUNE 3, 2023
SAT

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
SAT

RHEINSTROM HILL AUDUBON SANCTUARY (morning)
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.

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.


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