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see details + Fall Bird Walk! Albany Rural Cemetery

On Saturday, September 21, come join the Audubon Society of the Capital Region, the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and the Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery, as we walk in Albany Rural Cemetery (ARC) in search for local and migratory fall birds.

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 walk will get underway at 7:30am beginning at the chapel. 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). 

Registration is not necessary but you may call the Albany Rural Cemetery Office at 518- 463-7017 for additional information. A donations are always welcome to support the Friends of Albany Rural Cemetery.


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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Saturday, September 21, 2019 @ 7:30am - 12:30pm

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see details + First Time Birder Program

Join Schodack Island State Park and Audubon Society of the Capital Region on learning how to bird watch!  

We invite the young and the young at heart to let us woo you into the world of birding. Come learn how to properly focus binoculars, how and whee to look for birds, and tips to help you identify some common birds. We will expose you tools such as  phone apps and bird guides that will help you to narrow down and identify that bird you've found! 

Location: Schodack Island State Park 1 Schodack Island Way (on Rt. 9J), Schodack Landing, New York 12156

Please arrive 15 minutes early and meet at the Main Comfort Station near the bathrooms.

Registration Suggested: 15 participants maximum!  Call park office at (518) 732-0187 or email savannah.wilson@parks.ny.gov to register.

The Program is free and there is NO Park entrance fee after 4pm! 




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