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Hudson River EagleFest
Ossining - NY
February 12, 2006

Phone: 914-762-2912 - E-mail: teatown@teatown.org

Each winter between January and March, bald eagles from Canada and northern New England fly south to the Croton and Hudson rivers to feed on prey found in unfrozen rivers and reservoirs. Join us for Teatown's annual event celebarating our national symbol's winter return to the lower Hudson River! The multi-sited event will be enriched by our collaboration with area Audubon chapters, the Eagle Institute, NYS DEC, and local environmental organizations who will help present an exciting and educational day. Live bird demonstrations (eagles, hawks and owls) and educational programs at Teatown, warming tents with bird experts with scopes at sites along the river, area nature centers opening for the day.


Birds of Prey Week
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
Hilton, NY
Annually - the second week in April.

Phone: 585-321-1616 or 585-392-5432 - E-mail: information@bbrr.org

Braddock Bay Park is in Greece, on East Manitou Road, just north of the Lake Ontario Parkway. The lodge is wheelchair accessible with adjacent parking.


"Flyway by the Skyway III", Warbler Walk
Tifft Nature Preserve
1200 Fuhrmann Blvd.
Buffalo, NY
Saturday, May 13, 2006

Phone: 716-896-5200, ext. 338 - Email: Matt Frawley mfrawley@sciencebuff.org

Celebrate the IMBD and the spring bird migration on the nature trails at Tifft Nature Preserve and Times Beach Nature Preserve with this guided birding tour. Meet at Tifft Nature Preserve and our experienced bird enthusiast will lead you on Tifft's trails, including Warbler Walk. Then, after a short drive to Times Beach, participate in a guided birding opportunity along the shoreline of Lake Erie. Both Tifft and Times have the distinction of nearly 200 bird species sightings yearly , many during peak migration times! 8:00 - 10:30 AM @ Tifft Nature Preserve - 10:45 - 11:45 AM @ Times Beach Nature Preserve. Adults. Members $3; Non-members $4. Pre-registration required.


North American Birdwatching Open
Selkirk, NY
May 13, 2006
Additional dates offered for Southern and Northern members!

Phone: 518-767-9051 -- Email: audubon@auduboninternational.org

Migratory birds are on the move, as they begin to wing their way to northern breeding grounds.  How many will stop to refuel or stay to nest on your golf course?  Find out and contribute to Audubon International's official count during this year's North American Birdwatching Open. During the 24-hour event, members of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary and Audubon Signature Programs record as many different bird species on their properties as they can to provide a snapshot of bird activity at the height of bird migration. Participants hail from golf courses, schools, and backyards throughout the U.S. and Canada. Audubon International encourages members to play an active role in conserving habitat for birds and protecting overall environmental quality. The event has been held yearly since 1998 and results are compiled by Audubon International.

We are excited to announce a change in the event this year to encourage wider participation.  We will once again hold the "official" Birdwatching Open on International Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 13, 2006.  But in response to requests to better reflect migration in the South and in Canada, we are also offering additional Birdwatching Open dates on the second Saturday of the month from March through May. Check the schedule on our website.


Birding Weekends
Mirror Lake Inn Resort & Spa
June 2 - 4 and October 20 - 22, 2006

Phone: 518-523-2544 -- Email: info@mirrorlakeinn.com

Treat yourself to a luxurious weekend of birding amidst the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks. Along with your group leader, scan the dawn-lit krumholz barrens of Whiteface Mountain for the rare Bicknell's Thrush, Yellow Bellied Flycatcher and Boreal Chickadee. Revel in the majesty of Peregrine Falcons patrolling their ancient territorial cliffs. Become immersed in the verdant depths of a boreal riparian forest in search of Black Backed Woodpecker, Gray Jay and the elusive Spruce Grouse.

Your tour will include the group leader and a full lunch. After the tour, relax at the Mirror Lake Inn and then join your group for dinner in The View to review the days' sightings. This package also includes a Noonmark Room and breakfast for two each morning.



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