Guided Birding at Area Hotspots
NOTE: start times vary seasonally.
April: 8:30 am; May: 7:30 am;
June through August: 6:30 am
Meet in main parking area for all walks.
No registration needed. Rain or shine.
1st Mon: Muscoot Farm
2nd Mon: Rockefeller State Park
3rd Mon: Teatown Lake Reservation
4th Mon: Croton Point County Park
5th Mon: Location varies.
(Very) Early Morning Bird Walk Series: 5:30 am
Timed to catch the early morning bird chorus during
height of the season. No registration needed. Meet at
the main parking area for each location at 5:30 am.
Binocular loans available. Rain or shine.
Thursday, May 11: Croton Point Park
Thursday, May 18: Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Thursday, May 25: Teatown Lake Reservation
Thursday, June 1: Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Thursday, June 8: Croton Point Park
Field Trips: Flight of the Woodcock
Sunday, April 9: Croton Point Park, 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 16: Muscoot Farm , 7:30 pm
Gather with us at dusk for the seasonal courtship display
of American Woodcock. At Croton Point Park, meet in
ballfield parking. At Muscoot, meet in main parking.
For adults and ages 10 and up. $5/donation suggested
for Muscoot, payable at walk.
Sunday, April 23, 8:00 am
Field Trip: Celery Farm (NJ)
A special birding trip to the famed Celery Farm in
Allendale, New Jersey, a 107-acre freshwater wetland
with trails and viewing platforms maintained by the Fyke
Nature Association. (www.fykenature.org) Meet us 8:00
am at the Celery Farm parking lot on Franklin Turnpike,
Allendale, NJ. Look for waterfowl and very early spring
migrants. Register by calling/emailing SMRA office,
914-666-6503 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 13, All Day
Westchester Birdathon/Global eBirding Day
We will be birding Friday 7:00 pm to Saturday 7:00 pm
to count as many species as possible & to raise funds
for SMRA & Rockefeller State Park Preserve projects.
Saturday, May 20, 5:30 am
Field Trip: Doodletown & Iona Island Birding
A SMRA tradition: visiting Doodletown and Iona
Island for spring migration. Meet at parking area on Rt.
9W just north of Iona Island. No registration needed.
Sunday, May 28, 6:00 am–12:30 pm
Field Trip: Sterling Forest
Join us on a birding field trip to Sterling Forest in
Orange County. Target species include Golden-winged
Warbler and other specialties. We are arriving 6:00 am
at Sterling Forest. Email us for details and to register.