Spring Migrants, Warblers & more!

Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 7:30am

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. We’ve recorded 65 - 70 species on past trips!  Meeting Time: 7:30 a.m.  Call Bo to register: 518-677-3350

FEE:  FREE to Members, $10 Non-members.

Migratory Bird Treaty Act Celebrates 100 Years! 
National Geographic, National Audubon, American Bird Conservancy and other organizations have designated 2018 as the “year of the bird” to mark the 100th anniversary of the migratory bird treaty act. The treaty has protected hundreds of migratory bird species across the world for the last century; it is now under threat in the U.S. from polluters and anti-conservationists.

(Yellow warbler photo courtesy Gordon Ellmers)