New Year's Day Bird Count at Five Rivers

Leader or Speaker: 
Ray Perry, John Kent
Location of Event: 
Five Rivers EEC
Date: 
January 1, 2018 - 8:45am - 11:30am

Location

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center
United States
42° 36' 30.7728" N, 73° 53' 19.7232" W

Coordinators: Ray Perry 518-475-0291 (daytime) raymond [dot] perry [at] dec [dot] ny [dot] gov ~and~ John Kent 518-424-2234 jwkent [at] fastmail [dot] fm

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center, located on Game Farm Rd., in Delmar, NY, is a large area of fields and forest and is one of the premier birding locations in the Capital District.

This year marks the 37th Annual New Year’s Day Bird Count at Five Rivers. The goal of the count is to identify all the bird species present on January 1st. This also marks the start of Five Rivers’ annual bird list. HMBC joins the event again this year and encourages members to participate. Groups will go out at 9:00 a.m., but birders are welcome to come earlier to get a head start. Everyone will meet up at the Visitors Center for a compilation of species observed at 11:00 a.m.

The new Visitors Center is open. We will have access to the building during the morning for those who wish to observe the bird feeder area in comfort. Call ahead to Five Rivers in case of inclement weather.

Meet at 8:45 a.m. at Five Rivers EEC in Delmar.