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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - Soaring Survey: Bald eagles eyed at Schodack Island State Park
Soaring Survey: Bald eagles eyed at Schodack Island State Park. See the whole article courtesy of the Troy Record, January 14, 2017. Click here.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - NYSDEC and ASCR Team up to Protect Wildlife - May 4, 2016
For Release: Wednesday, May 4, 2016The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has teamed up with the Audubon Society of the Capital Region to install fishing line disposal canisters at DEC public fishing access sites throughout the Capital Region, DEC Regional Director Keith Goertz announced today. "I’m very pleased to announce this joint initiative today that will help protect waterfowl and other species of wildlife from being entangled by discarded fishing line," Goertz said. ..
Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - Local birders ready for Christmas Bird Count
PHOTO PROVIDED BY TOM WILLIAMS. Birders, Tristan Lowery, Colleen Williams and Naomi Lloyd searching for signs of wildlife at Albany Pine Bush--Great Dune, Saturday December 19.Posted By: ckuzmich December 21, 2015 Cady Kuzmich Gazette Reporter Local bird enthusiasts are gearing up to wander through the 600 acre Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve nestled between Riverview Road and the ..
Monday, September 28, 2015 - Advice for successful bird-watching
Posted By: Molly Congdon, June 11, 2015 BY Molly Congdon Gazette Reporter CLIFTON PARK — When you wake up in the morning, you hear the smile-inducing chirps and melodies of birds perched outside of your window. Those delightful sounds paired with the sun peeking through the window shades is enough to launch most of us out of ..
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - State and local Audubon Society, Capital District Community Gardens create wildlife-friendly habitat
The birds and the bees have a beautiful new urban home in the Collar City, thanks to volunteers from three local organizations. Having just settled in Troy themselves, employees from Audubon New York, a state agency which helps to to protect birds and their natural environments, led an initiative Wednesday morning to create a comfortable and eye-pleasing wildlife habitat on Eighth Street. The habitat is on a plot of land owned by Capital District Community ..
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - Snowy owls more visible than in decades
Snowy owls are being spotted throughout the Capital Region, the result of the largest influx of the birds in decades.The birds have been seen in every county in the Capital Region and almost every one in New York state. In fact, this year, the Arctic natives have been seen as far south as Florida, and one brave bird even made it as far as Bermuda."All 11 counties along the Hudson Mohawk corridor have had snowy ..
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - December 19th, 2014 - An early present for ASCR
Last night, the Troy School 2 Bird-Friendly Gardens project was named by IHS Inc. (NYSE: IHS) for a 2013 Sustainability Award! ASCR approached the Corporate Sustainability Team of IHS GlobalSpec, based in East Greenbush, NY, to help us build the gardens as part of the Capital Region - Audubon NY ‘For The Birds!’ program in Troy, NY. ASCR board members and volunteers worked side-by-side with IHS employees to put up bird houses and construct new ..
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - December 24th, 2013 - ASCR
Along with 20 other Audubon NY chapters, has signed on to and sent a letter to the U.S. Department of the Interior Secretary, Sally Jewell, to respectfully withdraw the proposed rule to authorize wind turbine companies 30 year authorizations to kill Bald and Golden Eagles and ensure our important raptor species are protected. We hope our collected voices will be heard and we will share any new information regarding this rule as it becomes available.
Thursday, February 27, 2014 - A preamble to the 36th Annual National Bald Eagle Survey
Yesterday, as a preamble to the 36th Annual National Bald Eagle Survey for the Hudson River Watershed today and tomorrow, our president rode with the NYS Marine Highway tug "Frances", while docking a ship at the Port of Albany. Tug operators and river pilots are daily observers of eagles, osprey and radio each other up and down the river calling out their sightings. Our president and Rob Goldman, part owner and tug engineer for the ..
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - Invasives Work at Schodack Island
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, ASCR and NYS Parks at Schodack Island co-sponsored a TogetherGreen Volunteer Days Event at Schodack Island. The purpose of the day\’s activities was to cut oriental bittersweet vines. These invasive vines overwhelm the tree canopy and degrade the habitats of the cerulean warbler and bald eagle. NYS Park biologist Casey Holzworth and SUNY Albany professor George Robinson determined the strategy to be used. Twenty-eight people showed up ..
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