Events Update
Spring  2023

Last updated 04/19/2023

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Thurs. Mar. 23, 6:00 pm. First Spring Meeting
. Sullivan County Community College, room B113. “The Year of The Woodpecker.” A father/daughter journey around the country by Patrick and Riley Dechon. Join us for an interesting evening about their quest to see all the woodpecker species found in the US. A light meal will be provided. For more information, please contact Renee Davis at 845-798-3266.

Sat. Mar. 25, 8:00 am. Spring Waterfowl Walk. Join John Haas at the DEC parking lot on Haven Road in the Bashakill. Bring binoculars to hopefully see an array of early ducks, geese, and mergansers. We will move to the Main Boat Launch to view additional species. For more information and to register please call John at 845 807-2437.

April 1-7. Final Feeder Count and Seed Giveaway of the Season. Send your feeder count report to Renee Davis at or use the Feeder Count form on the SCAS website. 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.

Thurs. Apr. 20, 6:00 pm. Second Spring Meeting.
At SCCC, room B113.“Dragonhunters: Odonates of the Hudson Valley” by ecologist/naturalist Frank Beres. A light meal will be provided. From the flitting gleam of a bluet wing to a speedy darner relentlessly hunting prey, the Odonata (Dragonflies and Damselflies) are a dazzling group for any naturalist to study, observe, and appreciate. Join local ecologist and photographer Frank Beres in a comprehensive dive through the natural history and biodiversity of these fascinating aquatic insects, with identification and photography tips for both beginners and experts. This presentation will help one learn techniques to begin differentiating between the almost 200 species that occur in New York - a state with some of the greatest Odonate diversity in the country. For more information and examples of Frank’s work, see his Instagram page at

Fri, April 28 Earth Day at SCCC

Sat. April 29, 8:30 am. Birding for Beginners. Experience a variety of birdlife of the Bashakill with naturalist Scott Graber. Focus on basic identification of birds by sight and sound. Binoculars required and sturdy walking shoes. Meet at Haven Road DEC parking lot. Please register with Scott at 914-799-1313. Limited to 20 participants.

May 12-14 Break-A-Hundred Weekend. How many kinds of birds can you find in Sullivan County during the peak of spring migration? Search during any 24 hour period you select. Report results to Pat Dechon by phone: 914-388-7298 or by email:

Wed. May 17, 8:00 pm. Night Sounds at the Bashakill. Meet Renee Davis at the DEC parking lot on Haven Road to listen for the night sounds in the marsh and surrounding areas of the Bashakill. Some sounds we might encounter are frogs, crickets, Whippoorwills, Woodcocks, and Owls. Please register with her at 845-798-3266

Sat. May 20, 8:00 am. Spring Migration Warbler Walk in the Bashakill. Meet leader John Haas at the Stop sign parking area off Haven Road. We should see an array of spring migrants including warblers, orioles and grosbeaks. Bring binoculars and insect repellent. We will move to the Nature Trail and finish at the Main Boat Launch. Please register with John at 845-807-2437.

Sun. June 4, 10:00 am. Happy for Herps with Bill Cuttler. Join Bill on a search for amphibians and reptiles in the Bashakill. Bring binoculars and insect repellent. Meet at the DEC parking lot on Haven Road. Please register with Bill at 845-482-5209.

Mon. July 3. Save the Date: Butterfly Count