Past Events & Trips

Owl Watch & Winter Raptor Viewing

Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Description: 

Short-eared owls flock to Washington County Grasslands! Grab your binoculars and head out to the Washington County Grasslands with Friends of the IBA Director Laurie LaFond & Field Trip Leader Rich Speidel to look for Short-eared owls and other wintering raptors.

Annual “Raptor Watch”

Date: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 10:00am
Location: 
Greenwich
Description: 

Join Battenkill Conservancy annual Eagle Watch turned "Raptor Watch" & Field Photography Workshop with popular wildlife photographer Gordon Ellmers and resident eagle expert & enthusiast Ron Renoni, Friends of the IBA Board Member. Be prepared for tips on habitat, nesting and photographing these magnificent raptors. Group meets in Kmart parking lot off State Rt 29 in Greenwich at 10am.

Mysterious Owls of the Washington County Grasslands

Date: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 7:00pm
Location: 
Crandall Library, Glens Falls
Description: 

A flock of Short-eared owls hunting an uncut field in front of you is a sight you never forget! Dan Albano and Laurie LaFond take you on a journey into Short-eared owl behavior and ecology with an update on their status in North America. These mysterious owls are declining across their historic range as they face increasing threats to their survival. Flocks of 40 - 50 owls were once a common sight in grasslands across New York. Now, they hover on the brink of extinction... 

Owl Watch & Winter Raptor Viewing

Date: 
Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
Description: 

Short-eared owls flock to Washington County Grasslands! Grab your binoculars and head out to the Washington County Grasslands with Friends of the IBA Director Laurie LaFond & Field Trip Leader Rich Speidel to look for Short-eared owls and other wintering raptors.

AZS Viewing Area Grand Opening

Date: 
Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
160 County Route 42
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Description: 

Join Friends of the IBA for the grand opening of our Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area on Sunday, October 23. The site offers premier viewing of kestrels, harriers, hawks and breeding grassland songbirds, including Bobolinks, Savannah sparrows and Eastern meadowlarks. It’s also one of the best sites in the IBA for viewing wintering Short-eared and Snowy owls! 

Grassland Breeding Birds in the IBA

Date: 
Saturday, June 4, 2016 - 7:30am
Location: 
Washington County Grasslands IBA
Description: 

Join Friends of the IBA for a guided bird walk and tour in the Washington County Grasslands to look for and listen to breeding songbirds.  An avian chorus awaits, from the flute-like trill of the meadowlarks to the cheerful burbling of Bobolinks to the songs, trills, and twitters of dozens of other species that call the IBA home!

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