Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

Coordinator: Chris Franks    518-781-0204
Meet 7:30 am in the main parking area. 58 Shore View Drive, East Chatham. Heading east on New Concord Rd turn left on Cemetary Road. Shore View Drive is on your left. Follow Shore View and bear left when intersecting farm driveway. This is a new site to the ADBC calendar. We are trying to get species list on eBird to over 100.

View the full ADBC calendar of events here.

Birding with the Alan Devoe Bird Club

Meet 7:30 am at the parking lot. From the intersection of Route 22 and 20, turn left on CR 5, proceeding south to the intersection with CR 34. Turn right and proceed to the intersection of CR 34 and CR 9. Look for the distinctive Columbia Land Conservancy sign on your right. The hunt for spring migrants continues at this site in northern Columbia County. There is a pond which has supported nesting Great Blue Herons in past seasons.

For more information, visit the ADBC website.

Global Big Day

Join CLC and the Alan Devoe Bird Club to be part of the Global Big Day! Led by bird club member and ornithologist, Michael Nicosia, we will explore the different habitats at Drowned Lands Swamp and collect data to be part of birding’s biggest day! We will discuss the use of the eBird resources for submitting birding check lists that contribute to important global data sets.

What is Global Big Day? Every year from midnight to midnight on the first Saturday of May, bird enthusiasts around the world report bird sightings via e-bird. Last May, more than 30,000 people around the world participated, reporting more than 7,000 species in a single day!

Nest Box Cleanup

Help clean our nest boxes for upcoming spring nesting season!

We Backyard Bird Counted!

Thanks to everyone who joined us at Ooms Conservation Area February 16 for the Great Backyard Bird Count!

To date, over 175,000 bird checklists have been submitted, counting over 28 million birds! You can keep up to date as birdwatchers submit their findings on the Great Backyard Bird Count website – click here for more details.

Together, we counted 20 species of birds. What did we find?

Mourning Dove  4
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  8
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Eastern Bluebird  7
American Robin  40
European Starling  35
American Goldfinch  15
American Tree Sparrow  1
Dark-eyed Junco  8
White-throated Sparrow  1
Red-winged Blackbird  1
Northern Cardinal  2

The Great Backyard Bird Count

Join CLC for a morning counting the birds with an expert birder!

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Learning to See: Techniques to Become a Better Birder

Join Erin Talmage of the Birds of Vermont Museum to learn about how to be a better birder. We’ll start out in the CLC office, then head outside to test our new skills.