Schoharie Crossing hosts a terrific bird walk and presentation by the Audubon Society of the Capital Region on Tuesday, May 24th. The bird walk will start at 5:00pm at the Visitor Center on Schoharie Street in Fort Hunter, with the presentation to follow in the Enders House at 6:30pm.
Birders know that the region is terrific for the varied species that can be found, and at Schoharie Crossing they have a tremendous birding habitat complete with waterways, wetlands, reforested spaces and more. Bird species counts by local birders have noted over twenty-eight different types of birds along the trails on an average day and several other species coming through the region on their yearly migration such as the Surf Scoter. Other birds often spotted along the trails and waterways of the site are herons, killdeer, pileated woodpeckers, loons, warblers, orioles, sparrows, hawks, osprey, wood ducks, mallards, bald eagles, and more.
The National Audubon Society connects the enthusiasm for birding with the conservation of resources and bird habitat. This local chapter of the National Audubon Society is dedicated to the protection, conservation and enjoyment of birds, wildlife and the environment in the Capital Region of New York State. Their mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity.
A short meeting of the Friends of Schoharie Crossing will occur and refreshments will be available. This free event is open to the public and will take place at Schoharie Crossing, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069.
For more information contact site: SchoharieCrossing@parks.ny.gov (518) 829-7516.
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