Nov
1
to Nov 30

November 2019 Field Trips

Nov 3, 2019 (Sun) Stony Point Battlefield

Meet Julia Warger at 8am in the parking lot at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point. 845-786-2521

The Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse offers habitat diversity, history, beauty and birds!  First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. Restrooms will be available to this group year-round.

 

Nov 9 & 10, 2019 (Sat & Sun) Overnight at Brigantine and Cape May

Meet Ron Conzo at 6:30am at the Park & Rode on Route 303, West Nyack. One day in Brigantine then overnight at Cape May. Call Ron for hotel information. Bring Lunch.

914-393-5053

 

Nov 24, 2019 (Sun) Rye-Greenwich

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Bring Lunch.

914-393-5053

 

Nov 29, 2019 (Fri) Leaders Choice

Meet Peter Johnson – more information to come. Check the website.

914-261-2895

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Dec
1
to Dec 31

December 2019 Field Trips

Dec 1, 2019 (Sun) Stony Point Battlefield

Meet Ron Conzo at 8am in the parking lot at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point. 

914-393-5053

The Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse offers habitat diversity, history, beauty and birds!  First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. Restrooms will be available to this group year-round.

 

Dec 15, 2019 (Sun) Christmas Bird Count

Check website for details or call Alan Wells to join a team.

845-942-5751

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Jan
1
to Jan 31

January 2020 Field Trips

Jan 1, 2020 (Wed) Jones Beach

Meet Ron Conzo at 6:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Visiting two new places. Bring Lunch.

914-393-5053

 

Jan 5, 2020 (Sun) Stony Point Battlefield

Meet Peter Johnson at 8am in the parking lot at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point.

914-261-2895

The Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse offers habitat diversity, history, beauty and birds!  First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. Restrooms will be available to this group year-round.

 

Jan 17, 18 & 19, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Cape Cod

Contact Julia Warger for pre-registration. More details will follow.

845-947-4453

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Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

November Nature Program: Birding in Patagonia

Presented by Karen D'Alessandri and Ron Conzo (RAS Board Members): Join us for a presentation of photos and stories from Karen and Ron's recent trip to go birding in Chile!

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

October Nature Program: For the Birds: Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze

Presented by Elizabeth Cherry (Manhattanville College, RAS Board Member)

Liz will talk about her new book, For the Birds: Protecting Wildlife through the Naturalist Gaze (Rutgers University Press, 2019). Based on interviews with and observations of birders throughout the United States, she argues that learning to pay close attention to nature encourages birders to see people and animals as part of a shared ecosystem, and to participate in citizen science and wildlife conservation efforts.

Books will be available for sale at a discounted price, with a portion of the proceeds going to RAS.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Oct
1
to Oct 31

October 2019 Field Trips

Oct 6, 2019 (Sun) Stony Point Battlefield

Meet Peter Johnson at 8 am in the parking lot at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point. 914-261-2895

The Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse offers habitat diversity, history, beauty and birds!  First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. Restrooms will be available to this group year-round.

 

Oct 11, 2019 (Fri) Doodletown

Meet Carol Weiss at 8:30am on Route 9W north of Iona Island.

845-358-3659

 

Oct 19, 2019 (Sat) Tallman State Park

Meet Carol Weiss at 8am at the South Entrance of the Park.

845-359-3659

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Sep
6
7:00 PM19:00

September Nature Program: Skyhunters in Flight

Presented by Brian Bradley: Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, New York. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world. Live raptors will be the guests of honor! Suggested Donation: Adults $5, Ages 5-12 $2, Children under 5 Free.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

September 2019 Field Trips

Sept 1, 2019 (Sun) First Sunday

Meet Carol Weiss at 8am in the parking lot at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point.

845-359-3659

The Stony Point Battlefield and Lighthouse offers habitat diversity, history, beauty and birds!  First Sunday Walks participants will witness seasonal changes of our avian community. The views up and down the Hudson River from the Stony Point Lighthouse lawn are always a special part our walks. Restrooms will be available to this group year-round.

 

Sept 7, 2019 (Sat) Ramble at Stony Point Battlefield

Meet Ron Conzo at 8am at the Stony Point Battlefield. First time birders are welcome.

914-393-5053

 

Sept 14, 2019 (Sat) Bashakill

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

914-393-5053

 

Sept 22, 2019 (Sun) Croton Point

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

914-393-5053

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

August 2019 Field Trips

Aug 4, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Carol Weiss at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

845-358-3659

 

Aug 25, 2019 (Sun) Jamaica Bay

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Park Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Bring lunch.

914-393-5053

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Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

June Nature Program: Wolves of North America

Guest Speaker: The Wolf Conservation Center. Please join us to learn about North America's wildest residents--wolves--during an education session with a Wolf Conservation Center wolf expert. Attendees will be exposed to the history, ecology, and biology of wolves, and will learn about the current challenges facing wolf recovery across the United States.

Gather at 6:30 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:00 PM.
 

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Jun
1
to Jun 30

June 2019 Field Trips

June 1, 2019 (Sat) Shawangunk Grasslands

Meet Ron Conzo at 7am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

914-393-5053

 

June 2, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Carol Weiss at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

845-358-3659

 

June 9, 2019 (Sun) Kathryn Gorman Park

Meet Ron Conzo at 8am the parking lot of Kakiat Park to drive to Gorman Park.

914-393-5053

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May
3
7:30 PM19:30

Nature Program: Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs, with Stephanie Feigin

Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs, with Stephanie Feigin

Every May, up to half a million shorebirds descend on Delaware Bay to restore energy reserves lost after long flights from the Southern Hemisphere. They will double their weight on the protein-rich eggs of the 420 million-year old horseshoe crab, before continuing to the Arctic. But this Story has changed. Overharvesting of horseshoe crabs in the 1990s, has drastically reduced the number of eggs available for shore- birds. Along with other impacts, this has caused up to 80% reduction in the shorebird populations.

Join Wildlife Restoration Partnerships’ Wildlife Ecologist Stephanie Feigin in a presentation about shorebirds, horseshoe crabs, how their populations have declined and our efforts to protect these important species and their habitats along Delaware Bay.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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May
1
to May 31

May 2019 Field Trips

May 4, 2019 (Sat) Spring Birding at Stony Point Battlefield

Meet Ron Conzo at 8am at the parking lot at the Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Road, Stony Point, NY.

914-393-5053

 

May 5, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Peter Johnson at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

914-261-2895

 

May 6, 2019 (Mon) Doodletown

Meet Carol Weiss at 7am at the pull off on Route 9W, south of Bear Mt and north of Iona Island. Bring water and a snack.

845-358-3659

 

May 10, 2019 (Fri) Ironwood Drive

Meet Ron Conzo at 9am at the end of Ironwood Drive, Tuxedo.

914-393-5053

 

May 11, 2019 (Sat) Shawangunk Grasslands

Meet Zenon Bachir at 7am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

845-202-0302

 

May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Montezuma

Meet Ron Conzo at 7am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Check Website for details.

*Call if you are going.

914-393-5053

 

May 25, 2019 (Sat) Connecticut Audubon Coastal Center

Meet Ron Conzo at 7am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Bring lunch.

914-353-5053

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Apr
5
7:00 PM19:00

April Nature Program - Meet the Turtles of the Western Highway

Guest Speaker: The Turtles of Western Highway. Please join us to learn more about this tremendous community volunteer effort to safeguard turtle nesting grounds, provide safe-crossing pathways, and rescue and release baby snappers to help preserve these creatures for future generations. Live turtles will be the guests of honor! Suggested Donation: Adults $5, Ages 5-12 $2, Children under 5 Free.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Apr
1
to Apr 30

April 2019 Field Trips

Apr 7, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Carol Weiss at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

845-358-3659

 

Apr 13, 2019 (Sat) Celery Farm

Meet Peter Johnson at 8am at the parking lot on Franklin Tpk, Allendale, NJ.

914-261-2895

 

Apr 14, 2019 (Sun) Mt. Ivy Swamp

Meet Veronika Krause at 9am at the parking lot on Station Road, Pomona.

845-359-9294

 

APRIL 20 FIELD TRIP TO BASHAKILL RESCHEDULED TO APRIL 27

Apr 27, 2109 (Sat) Bashakill

Meet Zenon Bachir at 7:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

845-202-0302

 

Apr 28, 2019 (Sun) Lord Stirling Park, NJ

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Joseph St. Lawrence Community Center on Torne Valley Road and Orange Avenue, Suffern. Bring lunch.

914-393-5053

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Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

March Nature Program: Bald Eagles in Rockland County

Guest Speaker: wildlife photographer Ray Wright. Please join us for a slide show of Ray Wright's photographs of Bald Eagles in Rockland County. In his program, Ray will first talk about the return of Bald Eagles to Rockland County. Then, Ray will educate us on where to find Bald Eagles in Rockland County. 

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Mar
1
to Mar 31

March 2019 Field Trips

Mar 3, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Peter Johnson at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

914-261-2895

 

Mar 10, 2019 (Sun) Tallman Park

Meet Carol Weiss at 8am in Parking Lot D, Piermont (in front of pier).

845-358-3659

 

Mar 16, 2019 (Sat) Woodcock Walk

Meet Ron Conzo at 6:30pm at the Lake Welch entrance on Route 106, Harriman Park.

914-393-5053

 

Mar 24, 2019 (Sun) Rye Greenwich

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Bring Lunch.

914-393-5053

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Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

February Nature Program: Tales from an Environmental Educator

Guest Speaker: Carl Heitmuller of the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in Cornwall, NY.  Carl has taught conservation practices to over 125,000 school students and visitors in the past 24 years and answered countless call for help with wildlife from residents in the area. Carl’s presentation, Tales from an Environmental Educator, may sound like an academic subject but Carl's anecdotes are anything but!

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Centerfor refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Feb
1
to Feb 28

February 2019 Field Trips

Feb 2, 2019 (Sat) Shawangunk Grasslands

Meet Julia Warger at 3pm at Hogan’s Diner in Stony Point.

845-947-4453

 

Feb 3, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

914-393-5053

 

Feb 18, 2019 (Mon) President’s Day Walk

Meet Vicki Beaumont at 8am at Kennedy Dells parking lot.

845 821 8383

 

Feb 22, 23 & 24, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Cape Ann

Meet Ron Conzo at 6am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

Check the Website for details. *Call if you are going.

914-393-5053

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Jan
4
7:00 PM19:00

January Nature Program: Movie Night: Puffin Patrol

Puffin Patrol is a documentary that explores the life of puffins, from eastern Newfoundland to remote locations in Maine and Wales. The documentary examines puffins' unique migrations, feeding habits, navigational patterns, and decreasing population. 

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Jan
1
to Jan 31

January 2019 Field Trips

Jan 1, 2019 (Tues) Jones Beach 

Meet Ron Conzo at 6:30am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack. Bring lunch.

914-393-5053

 

Jan 6, 2019 (Sun) Rockland Lake

Meet Carol Weiss at 7:30am at the fishing station parking lot.

845-358-3659

 

Jan 12, 2019 (Sat) Pelham Bay Park

Meet Peter Johnson at 8am at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.

914-261-2895

 

Jan 13, 2019 (Sun) Winter Waterfowl Count

Check with Julia Warger by Dec 30th if you are interested in participating.

845-947-4453

 

Jan 18, 19 & 20, 2019 (Fri, Sat, Sun) Overnight Delaware - CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

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Dec
7
7:00 PM19:00

Nature Program: How Birders and eBird are Making a Difference

Presented by Anne Swaim, Executive Director, Saw Mill River Audubon. The world’s largest community science project, www.ebird.org, is helping birders track their sighting and helping scientists track changes to habitat and climate. Find out what birders are seeing in our area. Discover eBird tips and shortcuts. Explore how eBird can help you plan your birding and discover birding hotspots wherever you travel.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Dec
1
to Dec 31

December 2018 Field Trips

December 2 (Sunday) - First Sunday at Rockland Lake

Meet Carol Weiss at the fishing station at 7:30am. 845-358-3659

 

December 16 (Sunday) - Christmas Bird Count

Join a team for our Christmas Bird Count. Check our Resources page for more information or call Alan Wells at 845-942-5751

 

 

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Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Nature Program: Winged Migration

It’s movie night and we are screening the Oscar-winning documentary film Winged Migration.

Witness as five film crews follow a rich variety of bird migrations through 40 countries and each of the seven continents. With teams totaling more than 450 people, 17 pilots and 14 cinematographers used planes, gliders, helicopters, and balloons to fly alongside, above, below, and in front of their subjects. The results is a film of staggering beauty. Open your eyes to the wonders of the natural world as you fly along with the world's most gorgeous birds through areas as remote as the Arctic and the Amazon and as populated as Paris and New York City.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Nov
1
to Nov 30

November 2018 Field Trips

Nov. 4, 2018 (Sun) – First Sunday Walk at Rockland Lake

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Fishing Station parking lot.

914-393-5053

 

Nov. 10 – 11, 2018 (Sat & Sun) – Brigantine and Cape May

Meet Ron Conzo at 6:30am at the Rt 303 Park & Ride in West Nyack. All day at Brigantine, bring lunch for today. If desired, continue to Cape May for an overnight stay with birding on Sunday. Call Ron for hotel information if you are joining us in Cape May. 

914-393-5053

 

Nov. 23, 2018 (Fri) – Leader’s Choice (Day after Thanksgiving)

TBD. Check the website a few days prior for details. Peter Johnson

914-261-2895

 

Nov. 25, 2018 (Sun) – Rye – Greenwich

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the parking lot on Rt 303W in West Nyack. Bring lunch.

914-393-5053

 

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Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Birds of Ecuador

Ecuador has more than 1,600 bird species, from the world's largest flying bird, the Andean Condor, to 130 multicolored jewels of hummingbirds. From the steaming Amazon, to breathtaking Andean peaks, to the wonder of the Galapagos, travel writer and Saw Mill River Audubon board member Brian Kluepfel will take us on a visual journey of Ecuador's many natural wonders. 

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Oct
1
to Oct 31

October 2018 Field Trips

Oct. 7, 2018 (Sun) – First Sunday Walk at Rockland Lake

Meet Peter Johnson at 7:30am at the Fishing Station parking lot.

914-261-2895

 

Oct. 12, 2018 (Fri) – Doodletown

Meet Carol Weiss at 8am at the parking area on Rt 9W. Looking for migrating hawks & passerines. 3 to 4 hours. Bring water and a snack.

845-358-3659

 

Oct. 14, 2018 (Sun) – Tallman State Park

Meet Ron Conzo at 8am at the south entrance of Tallman State Park. Looking at trees, birds and fall foliage.

914-393-5053

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Sep
7
7:00 PM19:00

Nature Program: Skyhunters in Flight

Presented by Brian Bradley: Watch hawks, falcons and owls sharpen their hunting skills during an exciting outdoor flight demonstration with master falconer Brian Bradley of New Paltz, New York. Hear about the ancient sport of falconry and see live raptors from around the world.

Gather at 7:00 PM at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Community Center for refreshments and conversation with fellow birders and nature enthusiasts. Program starts at 7:30 PM.

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Sep
1
to Sep 30

September 2018 Field Trips

Sept. 2, 2018 (Sun) – First Sunday Walk at Rockland Lake

Meet Carol Weiss at 7:30am at the Fishing Station parking lot.

845-358-3659

 

Sept. 9, 2018 (Sun) – Bashakill

Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am at the Rt 303 Park & Ride, West Nyack.

914-393-5053

 

Sept. 16, 2018 (Sun) – Meadowlands

Meet Zenon Bachir at 7:30am at Rt 303 Park & Ride, West Nyack, NY

845-202-0302

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Aug
1
to Aug 31

August 2018 Field Trips

Aug 5, 2018 – Sun – First Sunday – Kennedy Dells
Meet Peter Johnson at 8am in the Main Street Upper Parking Lot in New City.
914-261-2895

Aug 12, 2018 – Sun – Jamaica Bay
Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30am in the Route 303 Park & Ride, W. Nyack. Bring Lunch.
914-393-5053
 

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Jun
1
to Jun 30

June 2018 Field Trips

June 2, 2018 – Sat – Shawangunk Grasslands
Meet Ron Conzo at 7am at the Route 303 Park & Ride, W. Nyack.
845-393-5053

June 3, 2018 – Sun – First Sunday – Kennedy Dells
Meet Peter Johnson at 8am in the Main Street Upper Lot, New City.
914-261-2895

June 10, 2018 – Sun – Kathryn Gorman Pound Park (NEW)
Meet Ron Conzo at 8am at Kakiat County Park on Route 202. Drive to Gorman Park for a nice short walk.
914-393-5053
 

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