Past Events & Trips

February Owl Watch

Date: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
Location: 
Washington County Grasslands IBA
Description: 

Join experienced birding guides Bo Harris and Dan Albano to look for owls and other wintering raptors in the Washington County Grasslands IBA!  January field trip sightings included Short-eared owls, Rough-legged hawks, Northern harriers, Horned larks, Snow buntings, Red-tailed hawks and more! Snowy owls possible. CALL Bo at (518) 677-3350 to register. 

FEE =  $15 nonmembers; $25 Family; Free to FIBA Members; Group size is limited.

Owl Watch & Winter Raptors!

Date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
Description: 

Grab your binoculars, dress in layers and head out to the Washington County Grasslands with FIBA founder/ Executive Director Laurie LaFond & avid birder Rich Speidel to look for owls and other wintering raptors.  Likely sightings include Short-eared owls, Snowy owls, Rough-legged hawks, Red-tailed hawks, Northern harriers, Horned larks, Snow buntings and more!  Group size is limited. CALL Rich at (518) 623-2587 to register. 

Owl Watch & Winter Raptors!

Date: 
Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 3:00pm
Description: 

Grab your binoculars, dress in layers and head out to the Washington County Grasslands with FIBA founder/ Executive Director Laurie LaFond & avid birder Rich Speidel to look for owls and other wintering raptors.  Likely sightings include Short-eared owls, Snowy owls, Rough-legged hawks, Red-tailed hawks, Northern harriers, Horned larks, Snow buntings and more!  Group size is limited. CALL Rich at (518) 623-2587 to register. 

Grassland Breeding Birds "Peak Preview 2"

Date: 
Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 7:30am
Description: 

Nesting activity reaches its peak now!  Join us for a return trip to the 64 acres and surrounding area to celebrate the abundance of breeding grassland songbirds! Likely sightings include Eastern meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows, Grasshopper sparrows, Northern harriers, American kestrels, Red-tailed hawks and dozens more; Upland sandpiper and Sedge wren possible. We’ll visit the nearby NYS DEC Wildlife Management Area (WMA) if time permits.

Grassland Breeding Birds "Peak Preview"

Date: 
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 7:30am
Description: 

Join FIBA Executive Director Laurie LaFond and avid birder Rich Speidel for a private preview of the 64 acres we’re working to purchase near FIBA’s Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area. This is prime habitat for grassland breeding songbirds! Likely sightings include Northern harriers, American kestrels, Eastern meadowlarks, Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows, Red-tailed hawks and dozens more; Grasshopper sparrow and Upland sandpiper possible.

Spring Migrants, Warblers & more!

Date: 
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:30am
Description: 

Join Friends of the IBA/ FIBA Executive Director Laurie LaFond and avid birder Bo Harris as we celebrate the peak of the spring breeding bird migration!  We’ll set a leisurely pace as we explore a couple miles of trails through the open fields and wooded hills of a scenic 600-acre private retreat located in southern Washington County.  Expect to see colorful and sweet singing warblers, thrushes, tanagers, orioles, vireos and dozens of other migratory and breeding songbirds.

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