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see details + 2017 Annual Meeting and Open House
East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush
Come visit the ASCR during this Open House where retired wildlife ecologist and artist Steven Jay Sanford will present a free presentation “Beginning Ornithology: An Introduction to the Science of Birds.” This presentation, for both novice and experienced birders of all ages, will cover topics such as the basics of identifying birds and how to make the best of a bird feeder. During a break in his presentation, Steven will display live waterfowl, as well as discuss the interesting adaptions and features these live birds have to survive in the wild.
This event is part of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region Annual Meeting. Come check out what this all volunteer, local chapter of the National Audubon Society has been doing for the birds in the Capital Region. A short election ceremony will also take place where the public can meet our new volunteer officers of the Audubon Chapter.
This event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, February 11, 2017 @ 1:30 - 4:30
see details + 2017 Great Back Yard Bird Count - Grafton Lakes S.P.
Grafton Lakes State Park, Shaver Pond Nature Center. 194 Shaver Pond Road, Grafton, NY 12082.
Join the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for a family-friendly introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). In this outdoor program beginning birders will learn all about the GBBC’s history, importance, and how to conduct a bird count in their own backyard. We will meet at the Shaver Pond Center, at 10:00 AM and divide into groups from there. Afterwards, we will re-group to compare notes.
Registration is required. Please call the Park Office at 518-279-1155 by Friday, February 17 to register. In case of inclement weather, this program may be cancelled, calll the Park office to confirm or if you need further information.
Monday, February 20, 2017 @ 10:00am
see details + 2017 Great Backyard Bird Count - Schodack Island S.P.
Schodack Island State Park. 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.
Join the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for a family-friendly introduction to the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). In this outdoor program beginning birders will learn all about the GBBC’s history, importance, and how to conduct a bird count in their own backyard. We will meet at the pavilion at 9:00 AM and divide into groups from there. Afterwards, we will re-group to compare notes and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and coffee.
Registration is required. Please call the Park Office at 518-732-0187 by Wednesday, February 15 to register. In case of inclement weather, this program may be cancelled. If in doubt, please call the Park office. For more information, check out our Facebook and website.
Saturday, February 18, 2017 @ 9:00am
Soaring Survey: Bald eagles eyed at Schodack Island State Park
NYSDEC and ASCR Team up to Protect Wildlife - May 4, 2016
Local birders ready for Christmas Bird Count
Advice for successful bird-watching
State and local Audubon Society, Capital District Community Gardens create wildlife-friendly habitat
· National Audubon’s Home Page
· Audubon New York
· Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club
· New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
· Adirondack Mountain Club
· Save The Albany Pine Bush Site
· New York Sierra Club
· Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks
· NYS Ornithological Association
· Museum of Innovation and Science
· All about Birds
· Cornell Lab of Ornithology