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see details + "Audubon: The Film" (2015) - FREE documentary screening

Come out to the Guilderland Public Library at 2pm for a Saturday afternoon matinee! Celebrate John James Audubon's birthday (April 26th, 1785) by learning about his life and undeniable impact on our nations natural history through his love of birds. He was one of the most remarkable men in early America. A self-taught painter and ornithologist, he pursued a dream that made him famous in his lifetime and left a legacy in art and science that endures to this day. His portrait hangs in the White House and his statue stands over the entrance to the American Museum of Natural History. Yet the story of John James Audubon has never been told on movie screens - until now.  Read more about the film by clicking here:

The Audubon Society of the Capital Region (ASCR) is proudly partnering with the Guilderland Public Library to bring this film to the Capital Region!  Program is free, but seating is on a first come first serve basis!  The Guilderland Public Library is located at 2228 Western Avenue, Guilderland, New York 12084.


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see details + Bird Walk! at Albany Rural Cemetery

Don’t miss the mating and migration rites of Spring in the bucolic and historic setting of the Albany Rural Cemetery! Join us in the Chapel with Michael Radlick from the Albany Rural Cemetery as he will give a quick intro to the history and design of this historic cemetery’s landscape.  This 467 acre National Historic Landmark is an exemplar of the rural or garden cemetery movement of the 1800’s with its winding roads, wooded hills and beautiful burial monuments, featuring the resting places of John Boyd Thacher (Thacher State Park) and President Chester Arthur among many other notables.

The bird walk will commence soon after with our ASCR bird walk leader. We will listen for and find migrators and avian denizens as we walk the cemetary's rolling terrain of various paved surfaces.   Make sure to bring binoculars and wear comfortable shoes and clothing. 

*Space is limited and Registration is required! Please call the Albany Rural Cemetery Office at 518- 463-7017 to reserve your spot!

The Albany Rural Cemetery is located at Cemetery Ave, Albany, NY 12204, however the main entrance is off of route 378 in Menands.

Saturday, April 29, 2017 @ 7:30am - 10:00am

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see details + John Burroughs’ Birds of April

The Audubon Society of the Capital Region will lead an outdoor foray at the Schodack Island State Park in search of the birds of early spring, as we celebrate the date of John Burroughs’ birth. Affectionately known as “John O’Birds”, the renown Catskill naturalist (1837-1921) waxed especially romantic about the “return of the birds”, bringing millions of Americans to a heightened appreciation of nature during a critical period in US conservation history. Bird sightings found along the Park’s gentle trails will be embellished with pertinent quotes from Burroughs’ vibrant essays.

This program is to be held at  the Schodack Ilsand State Park, 1 Schodack Island Way, Schodack Landing, NY 12156.  It is open to the public free of charge. In case of inclement weather, the program will be cancelled. To register, or for more information, please call Schodack Island State Park at 732-0187.


Saturday, April 1, 2017 @ 10am - 11:30am

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