Christmas Bird Count for Beginners

Leader or Speaker: 
Schodack Island State Park staff
Location of Event: 
Schodack Island State Park
December 8, 2018 - 9:30am - 11:30am

Join a group effort from the Hudson Mohawk Bird Club and the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for a family-friendly introduction to the annual Christmas Bird Count. On this outdoor foray, beginning birders will learn all about the Count’s history, methodology and contribution to conservation science. Schodack Island State Park is well located for open-water winter bird specialties such as Bald Eagle and Great Black-backed Gull, large and common residents which even novices can easily identify. You’ll learn plenty of cool birds! Afterwards, field parties will re-group at the pavilion to compare notes and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and coffee.

The Schodack park property falls within Audubon’s Albany County Count circle, which Count teams will more formally census the following weekend.

Please call the Park Office at 518.732.0187 to register by 4pm Friday, December 7. Program is free and there is no park entrance fee.