Past Events & Trips

Owl Watch & Winter Bird Walk

Date: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
TBD
Description: 

Has been rescheduled from February 14th to March 7th. Join Friends of the IBA on a winter birding adventure as we look for wintering raptors and songbirds in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA). Sightings last year included Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers and Snowy Owls  Horned larks and Snow Buntings were common, especially after a fresh snow.

Friends of the IBA Fort Edward Program

Date: 
Sunday, February 22, 2015 - 2:00pm
Location: 
Rogers Island Visitors Center
11 Rogers Island Drive
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Description: 

Join Friends of the IBA for an introduction to state endangered Short-eared Owls and other at risk birds of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area.  Learn about these amazing owls and other at risk grassland birds and this dedicated nonprofit group’s work to conserve the birds and their habitat.  You will meet and learn about Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls and some of the other Live Birds of Prey that will flock to Friends of the IBA’s 5th annual Winter Raptor Fest in March!

Owl Watch & Winter Bird Walk

Date: 
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - 2:30pm
Saturday, March 7, 2015 - 3:00pm
Location: 
TBD
Description: 

Has been rescheduled from February 14th to March 7th. Join Friends of the IBA on a winter birding adventure as we look for wintering raptors and songbirds in the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA). Sightings last year included Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks, Northern Harriers and Snowy Owls  Horned larks and Snow Buntings were common, especially after a fresh snow.

Loftus Property Ribbon Cutting

Date: 
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 11:45am
Location: 
Rogers Island Visitors Center
11 Rogers Island Drive (off Route 197)
Fort Edward, NY 12828
Description: 

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting honoring the landowners and this critical conservation milestone! **We will carpool from the center and return there for light refreshments after the ceremony.

FIBA "Birds & People" Program

Date: 
Sunday, November 2, 2014 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Location: 
FIBA Birding Ctr @ Whitehall Canal Visitors Center
Description: 

Join Friends of the IBA/ FIBA for an introduction to our endangered Short-eared Owls and other at risk birds of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area.  Learn about FIBA's work to protect the birds and their habitat, the progress we've made since founding Winter Raptor Fest, current work and goals for the future.

FIBA’s Saw-whet Owl banding & Birding Adventure! - (Members Only)

Date: 
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 12:00pm
Location: 
Franklin County-Saranac to the St. Lawrence Seaway
Description: 
Join Friends of the IBA for an unforgettable birding adventure from the northern Adirondacks to the Canadian border!

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