Saturday, June 2, 2012

Upstate NY boreal birds workshop

For anyone interested, I recd this email from NYSOA, which the BBC is a member of this coalition.
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Date: Fri, 1 Jun 2012 17:12:23 -0400
From: <>
Subject: [NYSOA Memclubs] NYSOA Boreal Bird Workshop and Whiteface Mountain
Field Trip July 7-8, 2012

Dear Member Clubs,

Attached is an article that describes a Boreal Bird workshop

and field trip to be sponsored by the New York State
Ornithological Society in Wilmington, NY in early July. 
We hope you will help us get the word out by disseminating this
information via your newsletters, websites and electronic mailing

lists.  Many thanks.

Kathryn Schneider
Publicity Chair
Here Below is their Flyer attached to  the email.
NYSOA Boreal Bird Workshop and Whiteface Mountain Field Trip July 7-8, 2012The New York State Ornithological Association is offering a boreal bird workshop and field trip in Wilmington, New York on the weekend of July 7-8, 2012. On Saturday, Adirondack bird experts John and Pat Thaxton will give a presentation entitled The Usual Suspects: A Rogue's Gallery of Adirondack Boreal Specialties. (Read more about the work of John Thaxton at

The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge and Rehabilitation Center, 977 Springfield Road, Wilmington, New York 12297. Located on 50 acres along the West Branch of the Ausable River, the Center specializes in wildlife rehabilitation and wildlife education. The Refuge Center includes a one mile educational hiking trail that also serves as a public fishing access site. Owners Wendy and Steve Hall will give a presentation and tour of the facility as a part of the late afternoon activities, which begin at 3:00p.m. on Saturday, July 7th.

To learn more about the Center go to: Directions to the Center from Wilmington can be found at:

John and Pat will lead the Sunday morning field trip to Whiteface beginning at 7:30 a.m. The field trip is open to individual, student, family and life members of NYSOA but limited to 20 participants. Field trip attendees must preregister for the field trip by calling Kathy Schneider at (518) 799-3457 or emailing her at Arrangements have been made to allow us to use the Memorial Highway before it opens to the public at 9:00 a.m. but participants should be prepared to pay the regular toll of $10/driver and vehicle and $6/passenger.

Directions to Whiteface can be found at
 and information about the Veterans Memorial Highway is at

The field trip to Whiteface will likely conclude around noon, allowing participants time to visit other Adirondack birding sites if interested.
Because July is the peak of tourist season in the Adirondacks and this event is scheduled close to the Fourth of July holiday, NYSOA has negotiated discounted lodging at the Grandview Motel in Wilmington. The motel is offering our group the discounted rate of $89 for one night and $79 for a second night. To get the discounted rate simply call the motel at (518) 946-2209 and give them the name of the field trip organizer, Kathy Schneider, and the group, NYSOA. Directions and more information about the Grandview Motel can be found at Please make your reservation as soon as possible because the motel is not holding rooms for us and summer is a busy time in the Adirondacks.
Kathryn Schneider
Publicity Chair