Summer/Fall 2018 Field Trips
June 2, Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge: Meet Tom and Jane (255-0323 or 255-0565) at the Grasslands at 7:30 am for grassland birds, especially sparrows.
June 9, Club Picnic: Meet at Winding Hills Park in Montgomery at 12:00 noon. Please bring a dish to share and a lawn chair. Contact Linda Strohl (496-3021) or Tracy Patsch (255-5840) if you have any questions.
August 11 and 12, Bombay Hook and environs: Contact Jodi Brodsky (282-1058 or firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. Shorebirds will be the highlight of the trip.
August 25, Oil City Road: Meet Joyce Depew (978-9952) at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge platform at 8:00 am for early migrants and shorebirds.
September 1, Black Dirt Region: Meet David Baker (446-4030) at 8:30 am in the parking lot of the former Jolly Onion Restaurant in Pine Island. Buff-breasted Sandpipers will be our target.
September 8, Stewart State Forest: Meet Bill Fiero (728-5208) at the North Ridge Road parking area for warblers, thrushes, vireos, sparrows, and so on.
September 22, Bashakill: Meet Scott Baldinger (888-2333) at the Deli Fields at 8:30 am to look for thrushes, sparrows, warblers, and Philadelphia Vireo.
September 29, Winding Waters Trail: Meet Kathy Ashman (294-6140) at the trail parking lot at 8:00 am. Connecticut Warbler and Lincoln’s Sparrow are possible.
If you have any doubts about whether a trip is happening—due to weather for example—don’t hesitate to CALL the leader either the night before or in the morning. A phone number is provided for each leader. You can also keep an eye on the Mearns Yahoo Groups site , the Mearns Facebook page, and the News page of this website for trip cancellations or changes.
Trip leaders are responsible for sending a write up to Jan Fitzpatrick, 1 Keith Place, Campbell Hall, NY 10916 or email@example.com. Include the number of species seen, the number of participants, the weather conditions, and highlights of the trip. If you post the trip online, please send Jan an expanded report fleshing out the details of the online posting.