Calendar of Events
Last updated 01/09/2020

ADBC Field Trip Schedule:  January 2020 - December 2020
 
3/20/2020 Update: The Alan Devoe Bird Club has canceled upcoming field trips through April, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic guidelines. Check back for the latest updates on scheduled events

For more information about any of these ADBC field trips, us.

Download Printable Schedule:   January 2020 - December 2020
 

JAN 11, 2020
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EAGLE COUNT (morning)
Coordinator: Nancy Kern, 518-392-0120
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 warmlyand bring scopes if you have them.

JAN 18, 2020
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WATERFOWL COUNT - 38th ANNUAL (morning)
Coordinator: Nancy Kern, 518-392-0120
Meet 9:00 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 8, 2020
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EICHYBUSH –SHRIKESEARCH (morning)
Coordinator: Coordinator: Drew Hopkins, 518-653-4387
Meet 9:00 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.

FEB 15, 2020
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GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT (morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik, 518-851-7460
Meet 8:00am-10:00am at Ooms Conservation Area (480 Rock City Road, Chatham). Will Yandik 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 21, 2020
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CANCELLED
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GREENPORT CONSERVATION AREA(morning)
Coordinator: Coordinator: Drew Hopkins, 518-653-4387
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.

MAR 28, 2020
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CANCELLED
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HUDSON RIVER SOUTH (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook, 518-851-2678
Meet 8:00 am at Earnest R. Lasher Memorial Park, Germantown. We will search the Hudson River from the Germantown Boat Launch for Great Cormorants, Bald Eagles, and Waterfowl; the group will then move on to the RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary in Catskill, looking for resident birds, and early migrants such as Eastern Phoebe, Brown Creeper, kinglets, and Fox Sparrow.

APR 4, 2020
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CANCELLED
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OOMS POND (morning)
Coordinator: Tim Dormady, 518-733-0028
Meet 8:00 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 18, 2020
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CANCELLED
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MUD CREEK (Morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik, 518-851-7460
Meet 8:00 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, Swamp Sparrow, and Killdeer have been seen at this site.

APR 25, 2020
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CANCELLED
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MOUNT LEBANON SHAKER (morning)
Coordinator: Kathryn Schneider, 518-248-8665
Meet 8 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.

APR 26, 2020
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CANCELLED
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WILSON POWELL SANCTUARY (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks    518-781-0204
Meet 7:30 am at the sanctuary parking lot on Hunt Club Road in Old Chatham. This is the ADBC sanctuary and offers views, a pond, and wooded trails for resident and migrant species.

MAY 2, 2020
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HAND HOLLOW (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks    518-781-0204
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. From the intersection of Route 295 and 9 in East Chatham,turnleft (heading East) on CR 9 North.Proceed north until the intersection with CR 34. Turn left (still on Route 9). Look for the distinctive Columbia Land Conservancy sign on yourleft. The hunt for spring migrants continues at this site in northern Columbia County. There is a pond which has supported nesting Great Blue Herons in past seasons.

MAY 9, 2020
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CENTURY RUN (full day)
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 10th) at4:00 pm.

MAY 17, 2020
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RAIL TRAIL BOSTON CORNERS (morning)
Coordinator: John Piwowarski, 518-672-7622
Meet 7:30 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. Cerulean Warbler has been seen here on past trips.

MAY 23, 2020
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OLANA (morning)
Coordinator: Drew Hopkins, 518-653-4387
Meet 7:30 am the main parking lot by the pond at Olana State Historic Site, Route 9G. Less than one milesouth of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. This year we've scheduled this favorite walk a little later in the migration for the opportunity to see more warblers

MAY 30, 2020
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DROWNED LANDS SWAMP (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole, 518-755-7469
Meet 7:30 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). Spring migrants including Yellow-throated Vireo, Green-winged and Blue-winged Teals, Nashville Warbler, Sora, and Virginia Rail have been seen or heard on this trip.

JUN 6, 2020
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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.

JUN 13, 2020
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OOMS POND (morning)
Coordinator: Kathryn Schneider, 518-248-8665
Meet 7:30 am at the main parking lot. 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. We will be looking for grassland birds including Bobolinks, Sparrows, and Meadowlarks.

JUN 20, 2020
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OVERMOUNTAIN CONSERVATION AREA (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole, 518-755-7469
Meet 7:30 am at the parking area west of Route 22 on Catalano Road before the intersection with Overmountain Road.Explore this newly opened and largest CLC property. Sparrows, Bobolinks, migrants, and a nice mix of habitat await our visit.

JUN 27, 2020
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LAKE TAGHKANIC (morning)
Coordinator: Mack McCormack, 518-527-9918
Meet 7:30 am at the parking area for the trail head just off Route 82. The park entrance is about 2.2 miles southeast of the intersection of Route 82 and the Taconic Parkway. Six (6) miles southeast of Bells Pond (Route 9H). The parking area is about 100 yards down the entrance road on the right. This area has breeding populations of Prarie Warbler, Field Sparrow and Eastern Towhee.

JUL 18, 2020
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SCHOR CONSERVATION AREA (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks, 518-781-0204
Meet 7:30 am in the main parking area. 58 Shore View Drive, East Chatham. Heading east on New Concord Rd turn left on Cemetery Road. Shore View Drive is on your left. Follow Shore View and bear left when intersecting farm driveway. This is a new site to the ADBC calendar. We are trying to get species list on eBird to over 100.

AUG 1, 2020
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ART OMI (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole, 518-755-7469
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot at 1405 CR 22, in Ghent. This site offers some 200 acres of hedgerow, woodland, grassland, and pond habitat. Green Heron is usually sighted.

SEP 6, 2020
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HAND HOLLOW (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole, 518-755-7469
Meet 7:30 am atthe parking lot. From the intersection of Route 295 and 9 in East Chatham,turnleft (heading east) on CR 9 North.Proceed north until the intersection with CR 34. Turn left (still on Route 9). Look for the distinctive Columbia Land Conservancy sign on yourleft.The hunt for fall migrants continues at this site in northern Columbia County. There is a pond with heavy beaver activity and potential for migrantsin the pond mudflat.

SEP 7, 2020
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LABOR DAY WALK-OLANA (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook   518-851-2678
Meet 7:00 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 12, 2020
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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 19, 2020
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SIEGEL-KLINE KILL (morning)
Coordinator: Joan Scheu, 845-702-7564
Meet 8:00 am in the main parking lot located at 1452 CR 21, in Ghent.This is a new walk for the Club in 2020. Siegel-Kline Kill is a 55 acre conservation area host to large sycamore trees and a flood plain forest.

SEP 22, 2020
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FALL SPARROW WORKSHOP (morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik, 518-851-7460
Meet 8:00 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 26, 2020
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NUTTEN HOOK (morning)
Coordinator: Kathy Schneider, 518-248-8665
Meet 8:00 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 4, 2020
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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 10, 2020
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MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Larry Steele, 518-567-6908
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. Wilson's Snipe, Swamp Sparrow, and Killdeer have been seen at this site.

OCT 18, 2020
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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 7, 2020
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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 14, 2020
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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.

DEC 5, 2020
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COPAKE LAKE DUCK WALK (morning)
Coordinator: Mike Nicosia, 518-567-8058  
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 19, 2020
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CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT. Sponsored by ADBC. (full day)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678

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

DATE TBD

SOUTHERN COLUMBIA COUNTY CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT (full day)
Coordinator Mike Nicosia 518-567-8058
Join ADBC for the third year of this new Christmas Bird Count circle. 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.


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