COVID-19 Response Update, September 25, 2020: The HMBC Board has decided to cancel all club field trips until further notice. One possible exception to this may be the 2020 Christmas Bird Counts (CBCs). Guidance from the National Audubon Society indicates that the decision whether or not to hold each count is up to the individual count compilers, and NAS recommends waiting until after November 15th to make that decision based on the pandemic conditions at that time. Announcement of the status of the three HMBC CBCs will be made after that date.  HMBC virtual programs will continue via Zoom until further notice. We will continue to monitor New York State Executive Orders and guidance related to social-distancing requirements. As the details of orders and guidance are revised, we will re-evaluate whether or not to hold subsequent events. Please check hmbc.net frequently for any updates. 

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Alaska Maritime NWR

At the 2016 HMBC annual dinner, Allison Anholt spoke about her field work on Aiktak Island in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. See the latest updates on the Field Camp Updates Blog.

State of the Birds

Download reports of the conservation status of bird species including watch lists and a list of common birds in steep decline at the State of the Birds website.

Preserve Plum Island

Fighting to Preserve 840 Acres of Wildlife Habitat from Development - See their website: Preserve Plum Island

Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York is the only organization working statewide to protect New York's parks and help communities create new parks. See their website: Parks & Trails New York

Fort Edward Grasslands

For updates on development issues in the Fort Edward area, visit Friends of the IBA.

Adirondack Park Issues

See the Adirondack Mountain Club's Conservation & Advocacy page for the latest action alerts.

Audubon Issues and Action - National

Conservation issues that impact birds, wildlife and our shared environment are noted here with links for more information. Visit The Latest News. Hot issues are highlighted on the Take Action Page with an easy way to find contact information for lawmakers.

American Bird Conservancy

ABC is the Western Hemisphere's bird conservation specialist — the only organization with a single and steadfast commitment to achieving conservation results for birds and their habitats throughout the Americas. American Bird Conservancy

Sierra Club: Hudson-Mohawk Group

This is a local group of the Sierra Club with events and outings. Hudson-Mohawk Group

Rensselaer Plateau Alliance

The Rensselaer Plateau is one of the largest and most ecologically intact native habitats in New York State. The preservation of this landscape for future generations is the vision of the Rensselaer Plateau Alliance.




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