Spring Bird Migration

Spring Bird Migration

Sunday, April 30, 2023 (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, April 30, 2023.  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 way to observe a diversity of wildflowers and animal life.

Pre-registration required and group size will be limited.  Meeting location determined at time of registration.  Participants should expect to use their own vehicle to drive to each location and have the option to stay for the duration or leave whenever necessary.

Bring binoculars, field guides, and spotting scopes if you have them, and be prepared for wet, muddy trails, and spring weather conditions.  Light rain often makes for excellent birding and nature observation, but heavy rain cancels the walk.  Children are welcome and encouraged, but please do not bring pets.

Contact the field trip leader, Steve Chorvas (schorvas@gmail.com) for additional information or to register.  This joint ECC/JBNHS Environmental Education walk is free, but may be limited to a maximum of ten individuals.  For additional information about upcoming ECC Nature Walks and Paddles, please visit www.esopuscreekconservancy.org.