Walks and Hikes

Each year, ASCR schedules bird hikes and walks for groups at one or more important bird areas. Space is limited for the walks, but they are always fun. Bird walk leaders gear the walks to the level of expertise of the group, and children are welcome. 

Contact capitalregionaudubon@gmail.com if you are interested in setting up or attending a bird walk/hike.

Field Trip Guidelines

·         ASCR supports the ABA Code of Birding Ethics; please familiarize yourself with it.

·         Let the leader lead: walking ahead may flush birds before others see them.

·         Quiet groups see more birds; please speak quietly if at all.

·         Turn off all cell phones or put them on vibrate. If you must answer a call, stay behind the group to complete the call, then rejoin            the group.

·         ASCR encourages protection of birds and their habitat; do not approach so closely that you cause the bird to alter its behavior.

·         Come prepared: Wear proper clothing, and bring sunscreen, tick protection, snack and beverage, binoculars, and field guide.  

·         We encourage carpooling.  

·         Children must be accompanied by parent/guardian.

·         Pets are not allowed on our trips.

·         Any artificial means to attract birds, including “pishing,” will be at the leader’s discretion.

·         We prefer attendees do not smoke during walks.

Upcoming Bird Walks:

If we need to cancel due to inclement weather, we will post it here and on our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

Contact Information:

We would like to hear from you if you have a question.

Audubon Society of the Capital Region
Stuyvesant Plaza. P.O. Box 38177
Albany, N.Y. 12203-8177
capitalregionaudubon@gmail.com