Birdathon? Get Pledges for Birding in Bedford

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What do you know about the Bedford Audubon Society?

The annual Birdathon:  a Birdathon is a fundraising event where participants get pledges for each bird or species they identify during any 24-hour period in the month of May. Participants can join individually or form teams. The Birdathon is open to everyone, regardless of skill level.  Visit www.bedfordaudubon.org to learn more about how to join in the fun and help Bedford Audubon at the same time! Phone 914.232.1999.

Spring Migration Bird Walk with Bedford Audubon Naturalist Tait Johansson at Maple Avenue, Katonah, Tuesday May 1, 7:30–9:30 am. Hone your birding skills and enjoy the sights and sounds of spring warblers and other songbirds. This walk caters to novices and experienced birders alike. Bring binoculars. No registration necessary. Rain will cancel the walk. Level of difficulty: easy.

Field Trip to Garret Mountain Park, Paterson NJ with Bedford Audubon Naturalist Tait Johansson, Tuesday, May 8, 8 am–1 pm.  Depart Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah, at 6:45 am. The 568-acre park is situated more than 500 feet above sea level and provides sweeping views of northern New Jersey and the New York City skyline. It features two trails and a beautiful pond, and is an excellent site for migrating songbirds, especially warblers. Bring lunch. Please call Jeanne Pollock at 914.519.7801 or email her at jpollock@bedfordaudubon.org. Website: www.bedfordaudubon.org

Bird Walk in Central Park with Bedford Audubon Naturalist Tait Johansson and NYC Birder, Doug Kurz, Tuesday May 15, 8 am–3:30 pm. Meet at 72nd St. and Central Park West at 8 am or carpool from Bylane Farm, 35 Todd Road, Katonah at 6:45 am. More than 200 species of birds pass through this amazing metropolitan oasis on their migratory routes each spring and fall, and we hope to see and hear many of them. Bring lunch. Level of difficulty: easy. To register, please call Jeanne Pollock at 914.519.7801 or email her at jpollock@bedfordaudubon.org. Website: www.bedfordaudubon.org

photo:  Ellen DiCicco

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