OCAS FIELD TRIPS

Nature Walk
6 1/2 Station Road Sanctuary

Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 8:30am
Join us for a nature walk – we will look around and see what we can identify. We will be looking for birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants and more.  Call 845-360-0508 or click here to email us to register. Led by Jim Van Gelder and Melissa Peterson

Directions:
Address: 88 6 1/2 Station Rd., Goshen, NY 10924
go to our Sanctuaries page to learn more about the 6 1/2 Station Rd Sanctuary
Click here for google maps

General Questions? Call 845-360-0508 or info@orangecountynyaudubon.org
Questions on Field Trip Day? Call Jim at (845) 324-0838

 

 

Winding Waters Trail
Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8:30am
An easy walk through a variety of habitats along the beautiful Wallkill River. Warblers, sparrows, and shorebirds will all be on the move. Meet at trailhead parking lot. Led by Jim Van Gelder. Sponsored by the Albert Wisner Public Library (see Autumn Bird Identification Program on Sept 18). Please register here. 

Directions:
Click here for google maps

General Questions? Call 845-360-0508 or info@orangecountynyaudubon.org
Questions on Field Trip Day? Call Jim at (845) 324-0838

 

 

Hamptonburgh Preserve
Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 8:00am-10:00am
The Hamptonburgh Preserve is prime nesting habitat for waterfowl, woodpeckers, bluebirds and other cavity-nesting birds, combining rolling wildflower meadows, farmland and riverine forest along the Wallkill River. The Preserve is located at the intersection of routes 207 and 416 in the Town of Hamptonburgh. Parking entrance is on Rt. 207 just east of the intersection. Led by Bill Fiero. Email us to register.

Directions:
for GPS directions use 3 State Highway 416, Campbell Hall, NY 10916
Click here for google maps

General Questions? Call 845-360-0508 or info@orangecountynyaudubon.org

 

 

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Field Trips Led by the Edgar A. Mearns Bird Club

For more, click here.

August 24, Oil City Road: Meet Joyce Depew (978-9952) at the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge platform at 8:00 am. Let’s see what turns up this year—like the Least Bittern did last year.

August 31, Black Dirt: Meet Karen Miller (381-3283) at the former Jolly Onion Restaurant (Pine Island) at 8:00 am to see if we can find some Buff-breasted Sandpipers and Golden Plovers.

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RECENT OCAS FIELD TRIPS

Goosepond Mountain State Park
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 8:30am
A mix of woods and open fields. An easy walk down an abandoned road. Resident songbirds of field and forest. Meet at the small parking lot off of 17M, 50 yards East of Craigville Rd/ Rt 51. Led by Jim Van Gelder
Goosepond Mountain State Park

Directions:
lat/long 41.345709, -74.226275 or for the Google Maps link for the meeting location click here
Goosepond Mountain State Park Trail Map click here

General Questions? Call 845-360-0508 or info@orangecountynyaudubon.org
Questions on Field Trip Day? Call Jim at (845) 324-0838

 

 

Doodletown
Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 8:30am
An abandoned village in northern Rockland County. Diverse habitats – woods, streams, overgrown fields and a pond. There will be plenty of migrating songbirds – warblers, vireos, thrushes and more! Meet at Doodletown trailhead parking area (a small lot on the East side of Rt. 9W/202, south of Bear Mtn Bridge). The trail has a moderate uphill grade. Led by Jim Van Gelder

Directions:
lat/long 41.30033, -73.98600 or for the Google Maps link for the meeting location click here

General Questions? Call 845-360-0508 or info@orangecountynyaudubon.org
Questions on Field Trip Day? Call Jim at (845) 324-0838

 

 

Stewart State Forest
Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 8:30am
Mix of old fields, woods and wetlands. Migrating songbirds and waterfowl. Meet at the Ridge Road entrance parking area located on the north side of Stewart State Forest. Led by Jim Van Gelder

Directions:
Lat/long 41.512946, -74.157880 or for the Google Maps link for meeting location click here
Stewart State Forest Trail Map click here

General Questions? Call 845-360-0508 or info@orangecountynyaudubon.org
Questions on Field Trip Day? Call Jim at (845) 324-0838

 

 

American Woodcock Bird Walk
Highland Lakes State Park
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 7:00pm 
Meet at the parking area (directions below) at 7:00 pm. Bring a flash light for use on the way out. Wear sturdy shoes for a short down hill walk. Sometimes the woodcocks land close enough for photos. Led by Lynn Barber. Part of Audubon in the Parks.

Directions: From Middletown (Rt 211E); to left on Goshen Tpk (Rt 101); to right on Scotchtown/Collabar Rd (Rt 47); to a right on Tamms Rd (opposite King Rd). Go up hill on Tamms Rd and the parking lot is on the right side around the curve in the road.  Google Maps link for Highland Lakes State Park Parking Area – click here

Questions? Call 845-360-0508 / info@orangecountynyaudubon.org
Highland Lake State Park map pdf – click here

 

 

Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 8:30-10:30am, Hudson River Waterfront Birding Field Trip: Kowanese Unique Area at Plum Point, 90 Plum Point Ln, New Windsor 12553

We will be looking for eagles, ducks and gulls.  From here we can also check out other areas on the Hudson. Dress Warm!!  Meet in the large parking area on Plum Point Lane. Click here for map/directions.
Led by Jim Van Gelder (845) 324-0838.
Call if you need help with directions.

Sat, Dec 29, 2018, All Day, Various Orange County Locations:  The 119th CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT

The Southern Orange County circle, compiled by Terryanne Gmelch.
INSTRUCTIONS AND MEETING PLACES SENT TO PARTICIPANTS.

 

Sun, Nov 4, 7:30-9:30am, Bashakill Birding Field Trip:
We will be looking for migrant songbirds and waterfowl at the beautiful and unique Bashakill Wildlife Management Area. There is also a good chance for eagles and osprey. Meet at the South Road “Nature Trail” parking area. Click here for map/directions.
Led by Jim Van Gelder (845) 324-3229. Call if you need help with directions or click here.