Calendar of Events
Last updated 04/17/2024

ADBC Field Trip Schedule: 
January 2024 to June 2024

ADBC is pleased to offer the following bird walk schedule through June 2024. These walks are free and open to the public of all birding abilities whether novice, expert, or just curious.

Children should be accompanied by an adult.

Please note start times and other instructions in the specific field trip descriptions. Most walks are expected to last two hours. Many offer flexibility if participants need to leave early or bird longer.

In the event of bad weather or any other specific questions please contact the listed trip coordinator, Chris Franks (518) 781-0204, or our FaceBook page.

We hope you will come bird with us!

Download Printable Schedules:  
January to June 2024 UPDATED 01/16/2024

JAN 7, 2024

EAGLE COUNT (morning)
Coordinator: 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 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers project to determine the health and patterns of Bald Eagle populations.

JAN 14, 2024

Coordinator: 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 10, 2024

CGCC NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM (2 morning sessions)
Coordinator: Chris Franks   518-781-0204
Two sessions available 9:00 am and 11:00 am. Pre-register by contacting Chris Franks ( Twenty participants per session. Back by popular demand, Dr. Bill Cook, Professor Emeritus and curator of the Columbia-Greene Community College Natural History Museum will share some of the Museum’s ornithological collection.

FEB 17, 2024

GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT with Columbia Land Conservancy (morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik, 518-851-7460
Meet 8:00 am-10:00 am 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 2, 2024

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. A juvenile shrike was sighted on Eichybush during 2020’s Christmas Bird Count.

MAR 23, 2024

VOSBURGH SWAMP WMA w/HMBC (Greene County, morning)
Coordinator:  Alan Mapes  518-817-1512
Meet 8:00 am at the Four-mile Point Preserve parking lot on Four Mile Point Road. From Mansion Street in the Village of Coxsackie, go South on State Route 385 (Washington Ave), approximately 2.5 miles to a left turn onto Four Mile Point Road. Proceed to the bottom of the hill – parking area is straight ahead where the road takes a 90-degree bend to the right. 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 and ponds for waterfowl.

APR 20, 2024

Coordinator: Sy Balsen 518-956-0755 and Mike Birmingham 518-755-7469
Meet 8:00 am in the main parking lot of Ooms Conservation Area at 480 Rock City Road, Chatham, NY. Rock City Road is off State Route 295 (east) and Route 66 (west). Early start to the Spring Migration. Good mix of habitats fields and water. This walk is open to all but will emphasize opportunities to photograph birds.

APR 27, 2024

WILSON POWELL SANCTUARY with Hudson Mohawk Bird Club (morning)
Coordinator: Kathy Schneider 518-248-8665
Meet 8:00 am 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 the Alan Devoe Bird Club. Over 200 species including 20 warblers, have been recorded for this property.

MAY 11, 2024

CENTURY RUN (full day)
Coordinator: Marcia Anderson, 518-758-6433 and Nancy Kern 518-392-0120
Join Alan Devoe Bird Club members and friends as we try to see and hear over 100 species in one day. Potluck lunch and tally at Nancy Kern’s (483 Rigor Hill Rd, Chatham) the following day (Sunday May 12th) at 4:00 pm. This is our Club’s main fund-raising event of the year. Please consider participating and/or sponsoring a birder.

MAY 18, 2024

OLANA (morning)
Coordinator: Frank Smith 917-254-1237
Meet 8:00 am at the main parking at top of hill by main house 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 25, 2024

Coordinator: Marian Sole 203-710-9096
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 1, 2024

CLERMONT (morning)
Coordinator: Eric Losh 304-676-6519 and Meghan Ryan 973-494-2228
Meet 8 am at the parking lot for the Clermont State Historic Site. One mile north of Tivoli off Route 9G. This event is free for Alan Devoe Bird Club and Clermont members. Fields, gardens, woods, and river views. Come see why this is one of our more popular walks.

JUNE 15, 2024

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 Road off Route 20 in New Lebanon. The number of species reported here (via eBird) has reached 104 due to increased visits by birders.

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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