"Birding Behind the Lens"
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Rusty Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz!
Blackbird is one of North America’s most rapidly declining species. The
population has plunged an estimated 85-99 percent over the past forty
years and scientists are completely puzzled as to what is the cause.|
You can help by volunteering to help with the
Blackbird Spring Migration Blitz. Target dates for New York
state are March and April. See what it's all about by visting
this webpage, and consider helping to gather data which will aid scientists in unraveling this mystery.
Christmas Bird Count Results are in!Read about it here
|WOW! 66 Eastern Bluebirds Fledge from our Bluebird trails!|
Bluebird trail monitors reported 66 fledglings this season! Five
broods from 3 boxes at SUNY Adirodack fledged 20 young, the Hudson
Falls cemetery - 33, Hudson Pointe - 9
and The Hudson River Park - 4.
Our sincere thanks go out to bluebird monitors Barbara Beatty, Pat Fitzgerald, Chris Germain, Joyce Miller, and Mary Lou Munger for their time and dedication.
If you would like to become a bluebird monitor, contact us at:
Photo by Gordie Ellmers
Have you seen a Snowy?
Photo © Gordie Ellmers
Owls migrated south in record numbers this winter. Several
have been sighted in the Fort Edward Important Bird Area. Check
out Plum, Blackhouse, and Fitzpatrick Roads and you may be fortunate to
see one of these magnificient birds. Remember to remain at
roadside and not in any way disturb them. They are here because
the food supply was not adequate in their normal wintering grounds and
many are not in prime condition; any disturbance may contribute to
their failure to make it through the winter in good health.
Through the generosity of Toyota, we received a Together Green grant
to construct and place monofilament fishing line receptacles at popular
fishing locations within our chapter area. Read more about
the project here!
Our latest Toyota Together Green Project
is a great Success!