Calendar of Events
Last updated 6/20/17

ADBC Field Trip Schedule:  2017 - 2018
 
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Download Printable Schedule:     September 2017 - August 2018

JUN 10, 2017
SAT

BICKNELL'S THRUSH ON HUNTER MOUNTAIN (Greene County)
Coordinator: Will Yandik 518-851-7460
Meet 7 am at Columbia-Greene Community College for car pooling. This trip involves a 3.5 mile hike up Hunter Mountain on a dirt road. Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Swainson's Thrush, Blackpoll Warbler and Bicknell's Thrush are possible here. Call the leader to register for this trip. If no calls, the trip will be cancelled.

JUN 11, 2017
SUN

GREENPORT CONSERVATION AREA (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204;  518-249-4711
Meet at 8 am in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area. From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslin Blvd., and go straight for 1.1 miles. Turn right into the parking lot at the sign for the Conservation Area. If you reach Daisy Hill Road go back 0.1 miles.

JUN 17, 2017
SAT

OMI ARTS CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole        203-710-9096

Meet 8:00 am at the parking lot at 1405 Co. Rte. 22, Ghent. This site offers about 200 acres of hedgerow, woodland, grassland and pond habitat.

JUL 8, 2017
SAT

LAKE TAGHKANIC
Coordinator: Mack McCormack  518-527-9918
Meet at 8 am at the parking area for the trail head just off route 82. The park entrance is about 2.2 miles southeast of the intersection of route 82 and the Taconic Parkway or 6 mile southeast of Bells Pond (route 9H). The parking area is about 100 yards down the entrance road on the right. This area has breeding populations of Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow and Eastern Towhee.

JUL 15, 2017
SAT

POWELL SANCTUARY (morning)
Coordinators: Marian Sole and Mike Birmingham  203-710-9096; 518-755-7469 Meet 8 am at sanctuary parking lot on Hunt Club Road in Old Chatham.

AUG 5, 2017
SAT

COPAKE RAIL TRAIL
Coordinator: John Piwowarski   518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at the Parking area for the rail trail on Under Mountain Road. From the intersection of state Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale travel about 8 miles south on Route 22 and turn left on Under Mountain Road. The parking area is about ½ mile on the left.

AUG 13, 2017
SUN

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks   518-781-0204
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H.

SEP 4, 2017
MON

LABOR DAY WALK-OLANA (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook  518-851-2678
Meet 7 am at the parking lot by the pond at Olana State Historic Site Route 9G, less than 1 mile south of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. We will be looking for fall migrants.

SEP 16, 2017
SAT

CLERMONT STATE HISTORIC SITE (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks   518-781-0204
Meet at 8am at the Visitor Center of Clermont State Historic Site. We will meet looking for spring migrants. There may be a parking fee.

OCT 7, 2017
SAT

STOCKPORT STATION (morning)
Coordinator: John Piwowarski 518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at the end of Station Road (county route 22) in Stockport. We will be looking for fall migrants. Sometimes egrets show up here in the fall.

OCT 15, 2017
SUN

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook  518-851-2678
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H. Wilson’s Snipe have been seen here during migration.

NOV 4, 2017
SAT

COLLINS LAKE (Schenectady County, morning)
Coordinator: Bill Cook  518-851-2678, 399-2791
Meet 8 am at the parking area for Quinlan Park (GPS: 40 Sunnyside Rd, Scotia). This is a good area for late migrating waterfowl. We will then walk along the Scotia-Glenville portion of the Mohawk-Hudson Bike Hike Trail where sparrows such as Fox Sparrow are sometimes found.

NOV 25, 2017
SAT

COPAKE LAKE DUCK WALK (morning)
Coordinator: Mike Birmingham 518-755-7469
Meet 9 am at the intersection of county route 7 and Lake View Road at Copake Lake. We will search the lake for fall migrant waterfowl. An Eared Grebe was discovered here in 2016.

DEC 16, 2017
SAT

CHATHAM CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT. Sponsored by ADBC. (full day)
Coordinator: Bill Cook 518-851-2678

JAN 14, 2018
SUN

NYSOA WATERFOWL COUNT (32nd annual)
Coordinator: Nancy Kern 518-392-0120
Meet 9 am at Stuyvesant Landing. (Beginning in 2009, the count period will always begin two days before Martin Luther King Day, which is the third Monday in January.)

FEB 3, 2018
SAT

SHRIKE SEARCH (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204; 518-249-4711
Meet 9 am at Lindenwald parking lot on route 9H. We will look for Northern Shrike on Eichybush Road in Kinderhook. Northern Harrier and Rough-legged Hawk are more likely than Northern Shrike.

MAR 8, 2018
THR

WIRE ROAD (morning)
Coordinators: Leigh McBride and Marian Sole  518-369-6113; 203-710-9096
Meet 8 am at Hannaford parking lot at Bells Pond in Livingston. The open fields host Horned Larks and other winter specialties turn up such as Rough-winged Hawk and Northern Harrier. Plan on car pooling. Call the leader to register for this trip. Trip may be cancelled due to bad weather.

APR 7, 2018
SAT

OOMS POND (morning)
Coordinator: Tim Dormady 518-766-2161
Meet 8 am at the main parking lot at the top of the hill in the township of Chatham. From the circle in Chatham Village go north on Highland Ave. about 3 miles. Turn right on Rock City Road and go about 1 mile to the main Columbia Land Conservancy parking lot (sign on right before the intersection of Hartigan Road). Ooms Pond is called Sutherland Pond on many maps. Migrant waterfowl and Rough-legged Hawks have been seen here.

APRIL 28, 2018
SAT

OLANA (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Tim O’Connor 518-781-0204; 518-822-1232
Meet 8 am at the parking lot by the pond at Olana State Historic Site Route 9G, less than 1 mile south of the Rip Van Winkle Bridge. This is a good location for early warblers.

MAY 5, 2018
SAT

DROWNED LANDS SWAMP (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Tim O’Connor 518-781-0204; 518-822-1232
Meet 8 am at the visitor parking lot of Drowned Lands Conservation Area on Route 3 in the township of Ancram about 3.5 miles north of Ancramdale Route 82. We will be looking for spring migrants.

MAY 12, 2018
SAT

CENTURY RUN (full day)

MAY 13, 2018
SUN

LEWIS A. SWYER PRESERVE-MILL CREEK (morning)
Coordinator: Mike Birmingham  518-755-7469
Meet 7:30 am at the pull off on the west side of Route 9J north of the hamlet of Stuyvesant. We will be looking for spring migrants.

MAY 19, 2018
SAT

HAND HOLLOW (morning)
Coordinators: Tim O’Connor and Drew Hopkins  518-822-1232; 518-249-4711
Meet 8 am at the parking lot. From the intersection of Route 22 and US20, go west on US20, turn left on CR 5, proceeding south to the intersection with CR 34. Turn right and proceed to the intersection of CR 34 with CR 9. As you prepare to turn right you will see across the road the farmhouse that marks the parking lot of the Hand Hollow preserve immediately on the left, marked by the distinctive green and white logo of the Columbia Land Conservancy.

MAY 26, 2018
SAT

RAMSHORN-LIVINGSTON SANCTUARY (Greene County, morning)
Coordinator: Larry Federman 518-678-3248
Meet at 7:30 am at the parking area. Directions: Crossing the Rip Van Winkle Bridge from east to west, turn left at first traffic light onto Route 385. Continue 2.5 miles through the Village of Catskill. Turn left on West Main Street after crossing the Catskill Creek. Continue 0.8 miles to small rotary; exit rotary on Dubois Road. Proceed 0.1 miles to RamsHorn parking area on right. Call the leader to register for this trip. If no calls the trip will be cancelled.

JUN 2, 2018
SAT

CLERMONT (morning)
Coordinator:  Bill Cook      518-851-2678
Meet 8:00 am at the parking lot of the Clermont State Historic Site.  This event is free for ADBC and Clermont members.

JUN 9, 2018
SAT

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Will Yandik  518-851-7460
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H.

JUN 16, 2018
SUN

GREENPORT CONSERVATION AREA (morning)
Coordinators: Chris Franks and Drew Hopkins 518-781-0204;  518-249-4711
Meet at 8 am in the parking lot of the Greenport Conservation Area. From the North: Take Route 9 to Greenport, NY. Veer right onto Joslin Blvd., and go straight for 1.1 miles. Turn right into the parking lot at the sign for the Conservation Area. If you reach Daisy Hill Road go back 0.1 miles.

JUN 23, 2018
SAT

OMI ARTS CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Marian Sole        203-710-9096

Meet 8 am at the parking lot at 1405 Co Rte 22, Ghent. This site offers about 200 acres of hedgerow, woodland, grassland and pond habitat.

JUL 7, 2018
SAT

LAKE TAGHKANIC (morning)
Coordinator: Mack McCormack  518-527-9918
Meet at 8 am at the parking area for the trail head just off route 82. The park entrance is about 2.2 miles southeast of the intersection of route 82 and the Taconic Parkway or 6 mile southeast of Bells Pond (route 9H) The parking area is about 100 yards down the entrance road on the right. This area has breeding populations of Prairie Warbler, Field Sparrow and Eastern Towhee.

JUL 14, 2018
SAT

POWELL SANCTUARY (morning)
Coordinators: Marian Sole and Mike Birmingham  203-710-9096; 518-755-7469 Meet 8 am at sanctuary parking lot on Hunt Club Road in Old Chatham.

AUG 5, 2018
SAT

COPAKE RAIL TRAIL (morning)
Coordinator: John Piwowarski   518-672-7622
Meet 8 am at the Parking area for the rail trail on Under Mountain Road. From the intersection of state Routes 22 and 23 in Hillsdale travel about 8 miles south on Route 22 and turn left on Under Mountain Road. The parking area is about ½ mile on the left.

AUG 12, 2018
SUN

MUD CREEK ENVIRONMENTAL LEARNING CENTER (morning)
Coordinator: Chris Franks   518-781-0204
Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. The center is located at 1024 Route 66, Ghent NY, about 1 mile northeast of the intersection with Route 9H.

NOTE TO FIELD TRIP LEADERS
Following the field trip for which you are the leader, send a brief summary/write-up of the trip for The Warbler to Marion Ulmer, via or to 94 Kinderhook St., Chatham NY 12037.

Field Trip Guidelines

• If you are looking for a particular species let the leader and others know.
• Prepare for the occasion, such as proper clothing for the season, sunscreen, protection against ticks, etc.
• Bring binoculars and a field guide.
• Bring lunch and beverage if it is an all day trip.
• The club encourages carpooling. Be prepared to share expenses.
• Persons who smoke are asked to respect the wishes of nonsmokers in carpooling and other group    activities.
• Please remember that field trips are a group activity; quiet groups see more birds and members who walk    ahead of the group flush the birds before others can see them.
• The club encourages all members to protect birds and their habitats while birding.
• Children are welcome on club trips, but they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian who is    responsible for their behavior and well being.
• Pets are not allowed on club trips.
• Please do not call coordinators after 9 p.m.

Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club Trips & Programs
Check out the HMBC website for the latest schedule information.

Columbia Land Conservancy Outings
Check out the CLC online calendar of events , or call 518-392-5252 for information.