ASCR Programs
  Fall Bird Walk! Albany Rural Cemetery - September 21, 2019 : 7:30am - 12:30pm

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.

  Bird Walk-Tivoli Lake Preserve - October 5, 2019 : 9am - 10:30am

Come join the Audubon Society of the Capital Region (ASCR) and the Friends of Tivoli Lake Preserve and Farm for an early morning bird walk in one of the largest urban parks in the Capital Region. ASCR VP and volunteer, Erin will guide us through this hidden urban gem as we look for birds.  Walk will be approximately 1 hour.  Meet in the parking lot off Livingston Avenue where we will go over basic birding skills and resources. 


All experience levels are welcome!  This event is designed for new birders or those looking to develop their new interest.  Some binoculars will be provided, but bring your own if you have any.  Families welcome!  The length and rigor of the bird walk will be tailored to those attending. No experience necessary, but sturdy shoes and bottled water are recommended. If you have questions regarding this walk, please contact info@capitalregionaudubon.org  

  Bird Talk: Birds, Insects and their Urban Environments - October 26, 2019 : 12noon - 1:30pm

On Saturday October 26, 12 noon come join ASCR at Peebles Island State Park as we host Joe Corra, active ASCR volunteer, in his delivery of his graduate work on Aerial Insectivorous Birds, and how they are interrelated withurban landscapes, water quality and climate.



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