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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: http://www.audubonthefilm.com/

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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Saturday, April 21, 2018 @ 7:15am - 10am

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see details + Albany Rural Cemetery Bird Walk

On Saturday April 21, the Audubon Society of the Capital Region, in collaboration with the Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery, will conduct a spring bird walk in Albany Rural Cemetery (ARC). The Cemetery covers over 467 acres of rolling hills and streams. This city of the dead is home to over 135, 000 people, including a president and many other important people. The Cemetery is located in Menands, NY.

Check-in will start at 7:15am and the walk will get underway at 7:30am begining at the chapel. In prior years, more than 30 different species of birds have been seen and heard as we walk through the Cemetery grounds. In addition to guided bird identification, historical narratives of some of the historic and interesting people buried in ARC will be provided as we walk through the historic grounds. Wear your walking shoes and be prepared to walk. You also may want to bring binoculars and bug spray (just in case). Call the Cemetery Office at (518) 463-7017 to reserve a spot. A $10 donation is recommended for the bird walk to support the  Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery.



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see details + Beginners’ Bird Walk -Celebration of National Audubon Photography Exhibit

Saturday April 14th - 8:00am - Beginners Bird Walk at Reist Sanctuary (adjacent to Kelly Adirondack Center). The Kelly Adirondack Center will be open for special Saturday hours.





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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 spring 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.




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see details + National Audubon Photography Awards Traveling Exhibit
Thursday April 12-Thursday May 2: Photo exhibit at the Kelly Adirondack Center, & ALL events are FREE & Open to the Public!

Location: Kelly ADK Center, 897 St. David's Lane, Niskayuna, NY

Additional programming will compliment this three-week exhibition with additional opportunities to see the 12 hand-picked prints from the top winners of the 2017 National Audubon Society Photography Awards.

Thursday April 12th 5:30 to 7:30pm - Opening Reception - Enjoy 'gandering' at the 12 photography awards prints while enjoying light refreshments and 'Live Birds of Prey' in the grassy back courtyard of the Kelly Adirondack Center.

Saturday April 14th - 8:00am - Beginners Bird Walk at Reist Sanctuary (adjacent to Kelly Adirondack Center). The Kelly Adirondack Center will be open for special Saturday hours.

Thursday April 26th - Speaker's Reception, 5:30pm - Enjoy light refreshments and viewing the photography awards exhibit prior to the special 7:00pm program at the Old Chapel at the end of Liberty Lane on the Union College Campus.

Thursday May 2nd - Photo Exhibition closes.

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Thursday, April 12, 2018 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

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see details + The Adirondack Archipelago: Bird Evolution at the Edge of the Boreal Forest

Location: The Old Chapel, at the end of Liberty Lane @ Union College Schenectady, NY

The great swath of spruce-fir forest that stretches from Alaska to the Canadian Maritimes reaches its southern limit in the mountains of New York. Here you find the southern outpost for the Boreal Chickadee, Bicknell’s Thrush, and other boreal forest specialists, their populations isolated as if on an archipelago of islands that rise above a sea of temperate deciduous forest. The evolution of these bird populations is the focus of research led by Dr. Jeremy Kirchman, Curator of Birds at the New York State Museum. In this talk, Kirchman will describe his work catching and sampling birds in the field and sequencing their genes in the DNA lab, examining the geographic patterns of genetic diversity in the boreal forest archipelagos of northeastern North America.

Dr. Jeremy Kirchman has been Curator of Birds at the New York State Museum and Affiliate Professor of Biology at the State University of New York at Albany since 2006. Kirchman grew up in Illinois and first became interested on ornithology during a summer job in the Ozark Mountains in 1993,and has been studying birds ever since. Kirchman earned a BA in biology from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1994, and a MS in zoology from Louisiana State University in 1997. It was at LSU that he first became interested in museum specimen collections. From 1997-2001 he worked at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, IL, and in 2006 he completed his Ph.D. in zoology from the University of Florida.



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see details + The Adirondack Archipelago: Speaker’s Reception

Thursday April 26th - Speaker's Reception, 5:30pm - Enjoy light refreshments and viewing the photography awards exhibit prior to theThe Adirondack Archipelago: Bird Evolution at the Edge of the Boreal Forest special program at 7:00pm in the Old Chapel at the end of Liberty Lane on the Union College Campus.



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