Events Update
Winter  2023-2024

Last updated 12/12/2023

SCAS Gmail List: We encourage everyone to join our SCAS Gmail List to receive notices of pop-up field trips, news, and other happenings of Sullivan Audubon. Send an email to: sullivanaudubon@gmail.com.

Wed., Dec 27: Christmas Bird Count Form a team and spend the day counting the birds in your assigned section of the count circle. Feeders that are in the count circle may be included in this count. Contact Patrick Dechon to sign up for a team or feeder and to obtain an assigned section. Report your results to Patrick by phone: 914-388-7298 or email: pdechon@gmail.com. National Audubon has been holding Christmas Bird Counts for 123 years. This, the 124th count, is when bird lovers of all ages and skill levels throughout the Hemisphere will take part in the nation’s longest-running community science bird project. Join our local count.

Jan. 1-7: Feeder Count and Birdseed Giveaway. Report your feeder count sightings through the SCAS website or send your report to Renee Davis at reneedavis@hvc.rr.com. All people reporting will be entered in the drawing for a 40 lb bag of black oil sunflower seed. You may win only one time each season.

Wed., Jan 3: Birding Sullivan County. We’ll drive around the area and look for our winter visitors. Please call Renee to register for time and meeting place. 845-798-3266.

Jan. 13-21: 2023 Waterfowl Count. Target date is Sunday Jan 14. Visit lakes, rivers, and shorelines to count waterfowl (ducks, geese, swans, loons, grebes, etc.). Write down how many of each kind you see, where you saw them and what day and time you saw them (to avoid duplicates). If you would like to participate, or want more information, contact Renee Davis at (845) 798-3266. Report your results to Pat Cocot by email: pcocot@hvc.rr.com or phone: 845-794-1391. Results are reported to NYSOA and are used by the DEC to monitor waterfowl populations in NYS.

Wed., Jan. 17: Field trip to Shawangunk Grasslands for Short-eared Owls and Harriers. Please call Renee to register for time and meeting place. 845-798-3266

February 1-7: Feeder Count—same as January 1-7.

Wed., Feb. 7: Birding Sullivan County. We’ll drive around the area and look for our winter visitors. Please call Renee to register for time and meeting place. 845-798-3266.

Sat., Feb.10: Feathered Frenzy. 21st year. Find as many birds as you can in Sullivan County. Teams must have at least two people and all birds must be seen or heard by at least two members of each team. Snow date: Feb.11. Report results to Scott Baldinger. Phone: 914-643-7396.

March 1-7: Feeder Count—same as January 1-7.

Thurs., Mar. 28: Save the Date for the March meeting. Details in Spring Warblings.