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Signs of Spring

Sunday, March 20, 2022  8:00am – 12:00pm Signs of Spring Nature Walk Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the Esopus Creek Conservancy and John Burroughs Natural History Society on a guided nature walk in a variety of ecologically rich habitats in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, March 20, 2022.  Depending on available time, conditions, and participant interest, we will visit The Great Vly Wildlife Management Area, Esopus Bend Nature Preserve, and/or the Saugerties Lighthouse peninsular on the Hudson River. Pre-registration required and group size will be limited.  Meeting...

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Annual Winter Bird Count

Saturday, January 08, 2022 (All day) The 17th annual Esopus Bend Nature Preserve Winter Bird Count (WBC) will be conducted on Saturday, January 08, 2022.  Participants will census wintering birds throughout the 160-acre Nature Preserve, recording numbers of individuals and species diversity.  WBC results will become part of the Preserve’s biodiversity database and will help provide future guidance for land management and stewardship decisions. Esopus Bend Nature Preserve is located on the banks of the Esopus Creek in the Village and Town of Saugerties in northern Ulster...

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Spring Bird Migration

Sunday, May 01, 2022 (7:30 AM) Esopus Creek Conservancy and the John Burroughs Natural History Society are co-sponsoring a guided nature walk through woodlands and wetlands in the Town of Saugerties on Sunday, May 01, 2022.  The first week in May is typically the peak migration period for neotropical birds at this latitude, and early morning is the best time to see and hear recently arrived songbirds in their brilliant spring plumage.  We will explore a variety of ecologically rich habitats to experience this annual rite of spring, identifying birds by sight and sound while pausing along the...

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