field trip registration
Thursday, January 25, 2024
4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
National Wildlife Refuge
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Meet us 4:00 pm at the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge in Orange County in late afternoon. More about the Grasslands.
This is drive up birding! You can stand by your car and watch or walk just a few steps to a low viewing platform. The view ahead is grasslands where Northern Harriers, Kestrels and other raptors hunt in the late afternoon and, as the sun sets, Short-eared Owls arise out of the grasslands to hunt the same grassland habitat.
Dress in layers and bring other layers in your car, just in case. This is an exposed open habitat. We may or may not see owls. We will leave when it is too dark to see.
We will meet 4:00 pm at the refuge by the right hand viewing platform.
Bring binoculars or let us know in advance if you want to borrow one or more from SMRA to use during this field trip. We will have one or more spotting scopes available to share any longer distance views with participants.