Field Trips

Canada Geese in the fog – Christmas Bird Count, Millerton 2016

Field trips are held most Wednesdays and some weekends. Dress for the weather and bring lunch and beverage. All walks are open to the public free of charge. Inclement weather cancels walk. See for last-minute changes.

For questions about Field Trips, see our Contact Us page.

For more information and directions to most of our birding locations, see our Where to Bird page. Additional information on some Field Trip locations is included in the online 3rd edition of Where to Bird in Dutchess County, a 2016 update of the second edition (now out of print).

Field Trip starting times change throughout the year. In general, 8:30am for the month of April, 8:00am for May, 7:30am for June, July and August, 8:00am for September, 8:30am for October, and 9:00am for November through March. Also check this website or the newsletter for occasional changes.

February 2018

Saturday,  February 3, Vassar Farm   Leader: Barbara Michelin. Call 845-242-2301 for time and meeting place.

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER: Wednesday, February 7, Thompson Pond   Meet there (off Lake Rd., Pine Plains) at 9:00am.

Wednesday, February 14, Vassar College Campus   Meet at the greenhouse parking lot off Raymond Avenue, Pok., and park at the south end of lot, at 9:00am.

Wednesday, February 21, Harlem Valley Rail Trail – Coleman Station Road  Off Rt. 22/44 north of Amenia. Meet at parking lot at 9:00am.

Sunday, February 25, Connecticut Duck Tour  Leader: Adrienne Popko. Call 845-264-2015 for time and meeting place.

Wednesday, February 28, Stony Kill Farm   Rt.9D, Wappingers Falls. Meet at the Manor House parking lot at 9:00am.

March 2018

Saturday,  March 3, Croton Point  Leader: Adrienne Popko.  Call 845-264-2015 for time and meeting place.

Wednesday, March 7, Vanderbilt Mansion  Meet at the visitor parking lot (Rt.9, Hyde Park) at 9:00am.

Wednesday, March 14, James Baird State Park   Meet at the restaurant parking lot (off Taconic State Pkwy north of Rt. 55) at 9:00am.

Tuesday, March 20, Woodcock Watch at Cary IES   Leader: Mike Fargione. Weather permitting, meet at the Gifford House, Rt.44, Millbrook at 7:00pm. Call Barbara Michelin at 845-242-2301 if you plan to attend.

Wednesday, March 21, Dutchess Rail Trail – Hopewell Junction   Meet at Train Depot parking lot, Rt. 376, Hopewell Jct. at 9:00am.

Wednesday, March 28, Tymor Forest   Meet at the barns (off CR-21/Bruzgul Rd.) at 9:00am. Hot dog roast after walk (optional); bring your own.