From Scotty Baldinger, leader of the Minnewaska Early Birder Walks:
I’m pleased to announce the start of another season of scheduled bird walks in Minnewaska State Park.
Please note that starting in July 2018 a series of construction projects in Minnewaska are set to begin. These projects are expected to go for the next 2-3 years. The Wildmere (upper parking) area will be a construction zone and the lower Awosting parking area will be a staging zone for construction vehicles. Once the summer starts and construction projects begin, there is a good chance the Early Birder Walks could be affected. I had a good meeting…with park management on some possible ideas for us to continue our walks once the work begins. These will be taken under consideration and management will notify me if we will have the possibility of continuing the walks for the July through October part of the program.
The Early Birder Walks for the months of April, May, and June will continue on same schedule as years past. We will have a walk every Tuesday (weather permitting), meeting at the main entrance to the park off Route 44/55 at 8 am (April and May) and 7 am for the month of June.
Looking forward to another great season at the Big M!