Original story posted in the Daily Freeman

April 2, 2015

Thursday, April 2, 2015

WHAT: Program, “Birds and Breakfast 101”

WHEN: Five sessions from April 15 to May 20 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: RamsHorn-Livingston Sanctuary, Dubois Road, village of Catskill

DETAILS: Audubon New York and Scenic Hudson are joining forces once again to offer a Spring Migration Birding Series at the sanctuary. The series will feature walks focusing on learning birding skills — bird identification by sight and sound. Participants will have an opportunity to observe spring migrants in a variety of habitats, including uplands, tidal marsh, creek and woodlands. Spring wildflowers will be popping up and identified as well. Audubon New York’s Education Coordinator Larry Federman and Scenic Hudson educators will be conducting the walks, which will each be approximately three hours. After each walk, participants can enjoy coffee, snacks and natural history

discussion at the observation tower. Birding walks will take place rain or shine. In the event of torrential rain, the walk will be cancelled. Please wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing. Tick precautions, such as tucking pant legs into socks and applying bug repellent to shoes and pants, are recommended. Donations are $5 for each session or $25 for the entire series. The money will go toward the annual Birdathon.

CONTACT: To reserve a place (recommended since dates sometimes change) and/or for more information, contact Larry Federman by calling (518) 678-3248 or sending an email to lfederman@audubon.org.