NORMANSKILL FARM/NYS MUSEUM ORNITHOLOGY COLLECTION
Coordinator: Jeremy Kirchman email@example.com (preferred) or 518-708-3617
For the second year in a row, Hudson Mohawk Bird Club is offering a birding field trip combined with a special tour of the New York State Museum Ornithology Collection in Albany, hosted by Curator of Birds, Dr. Jeremy Kirchman.
Our outing will begin nearby with a morning of birding at Normanskill Farm, a city-owned property along the southwest border of Albany that offers easy hiking through a mix of woodland, field, and garden habitats. Birding in the first week of April along the Normans Kill creek may turn up the spring migrants like Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Eastern Phoebe, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush, Fox Sparrow, blackbirds, and the earliest returning species of swallows (Tree, Northern Rough-winged, and Barn) and warblers (Palm, Pine, and Yellow-rumped). We may also encounter some favorite year-round species, including Wild Turkey, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Kestrel, and Eastern Bluebird.
Meet at 7:30 a.m. at the Normanskill Farm parking lot on Mill Road. From Delaware Avenue (NY-443) heading south, turn left on Mill Road just before the bridge over the Normanskill Creek, at the self-storage sign. Parking lot is on the left ¼ mile along Mill Road.
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Contact the coordinator no later than March 31st to sign up. There is a limit of 15 people. HMBC members have preference.