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December 2016 - March 2017

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Last updated 12/14/16

Dec. 1-7

Feeder Count period. At the end of the week send your highest count for each species to Lance Verderame, 8 Elm Hollow Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or by or use the form on our web site. You can start any month and do as many months as you wish.

Wednesday,
Dec. 28
Christmas Bird Count. (our 66th year!). Join one of our teams and spend the day counting the birds in the assigned section of the count circle.  Feeders that are in the count circle may be included in this count. (Call Renee Davis before 7 pm at 482-5044 to sign up for a team or feeder count, and to report your results.)   Learn more about our Christmas Bird Count.
Jan. 1-7

Feeder Count period. At the end of the week send your highest count for each species to Lance Verderame, 8 Elm Hollow Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or by or use the form on our web site. You can start any month and do as many months as you wish.

Sunday,
Jan. 15

2017 Waterfowl Count - It Is What It’s Quacked Up To Be! This is Sullivan Audubon's 19th year in doing this count for the New York State Ornithological Association who, in turn, works with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This year’s count takes place Saturday, January 14th through Saturday, January 22nd, with Sunday the 15th being the main target day.
“What do we do?” you ask. We count ducks and geese, lots of them, and mergansers, swans and grebes. We even throw in some of those hybrid ducks also. It’s easy, just write down how many of each kind you see, where you saw them and what day and time you saw them. This way when I compile the data no bird will be double-counted. Last year all of our counters tallied 1462 individuals consisting of 9 species. In 20 hours our groups traveled 364 miles within Sullivan County. Hopefully weather will not be a problem so, if you can, jump in the car and take a spin around our county and see what you can spot. The more eyes out there looking the better. You can then report your findings to me at 482-5044 before 7pm, or your results. Go ahead, try it, I think you’ll like it. It’s fun!         – Renee Davis

Feb. 1-7

Feeder Count period. At the end of the week send your highest count for each species to Lance Verderame, 8 Elm Hollow Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or by or use the form on our web site. You can start any month and do as many months as you wish.

Wed. Feb. 8
thru Thurs. Feb. 9

Overnight Field Trip to Montauk. Rain date: Feb 15-16. Leaders: Renee Davis and Marge Gorton. Call Renee Davis before 7 pm at 482-5044 for information on this event.

Mar. 1-7

Feeder Count period. At the end of the week send your highest count for each species to Lance Verderame, 8 Elm Hollow Road, Livingston Manor, NY 12758 or by or use the form on our web site. You can start any month and do as many months as you wish.

Sunday,
Mar. 26

Field Trip for ducks and other waterfowl, led by Ruth McKeon & Renee Davis. Meet at 9 am at the traffic light in Grahamsville. We will car pool to where there is open water & return about 11 am. Call Ruth at 845-434-4629 for more info.

Thursday,
Mar. 30

First Spring meeting 6 pm at Sullivan County Community College.  Join us for an outdoor Star Gazing program on the SCCC property led by Mary Collier, weather permitting.  Bring a flashlight.  A light supper of pizza and salad will precede the program.