Join the Columbia Land Conservancy staff and Becca Rodomsky-Bish, Project Leader at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, and learn about the common birds around Columbia County in winter and how you can help scientists by participating in the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) coming up in February. Becca will discuss the importance of the data collected during the GBBC and how scientists are using it to better understand bird populations. There will be an overview of how to use eBird to collect the data that weekend and all year long.
Becca Rodomsky-Bish is Project Leader for Nest Quest Go! and Great Backyard Bird Count at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her background is in environmental education and she feels her work with the GBBC is a great way to engage backyard bird watchers and help guide people in creating bird-friendly home and yards. She has an M.S. in Environmental studies from Antioch University.
DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 21, 2021 / 5:30 – 7:30pm
LOCATION: This virtual event will be held on Zoom.
Join Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon and Alan Devoe Bird Club in the first of a series of free workshops and bird walks at the Mount Lebanon historic site. Up to 100 species of birds are reported to potentially inhabit the woodlands and wetlands in the area of New Lebanon, NY where the Shakers once lived, and yet only 32 species have been identified since 2014. Help us get to 100!
Please bring your own binoculars and smart phones to the workshop and download the free app, Merlin Bird ID by Cornell Lab, onto your phone before arrival. New birders and walk-ins welcome!
Saturday, September 21, 2019 / 8am – 10pm
Mount Lebanon Historic Site
202 Shaker Rd
New Lebanon, NY 12125
Join the Columbia Land Conservancy on Saturday February 16th at Ooms Conservation Area in Chatham, for a morning counting the birds with an expert birder.
Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.
Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.
Saturday, February 16th, 2019: 8am – 10am
Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Rd.
Chatham, NY 12037
Registration is required so that the CLC can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. Visit clctrust.org to register.
The winter months are a great time for backyard birding. Come to Mud Creek ELC and create your own bird feeder from recycled materials. By putting up a feeder in your yard you can experience the wonderful birds of winter right outside your window and stay warm inside while watching. Feeding birds in winter is fun and helps birds during the harsh conditions the season brings.
Learn about common backyard birds, feeding tips, and ways to attract birds to your property. There will also be a stroll along the trail in search of birds.
Songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and waterfowl will be making their way south from their breeding grounds around Mud Creek and points north to their wintering destinations in the southern U.S., Central, and South America. Join Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center, for a morning of birding around Mud Creek at the absolute peak of fall migration. All skill levels are welcome. A pair of binoculars is strongly encouraged as a limited number of binoculars will be available for participants.
The walk is a rain or shine event. Please dress for the weather.
Saturday, September 29, 2018: 8am – 10am
Mud Creek Environmental Learning Center
1024 RT-66, Ghent, New York 12075