Two Part Outing - Birding Clinic and Hike Five Rivers Environmental Center

We are going to do something special with this outing.

Part One:  a Clinic at the store on birding essentials presented by Vinnie on Friday evening December 6 at 7:00 PM.  Bring your bird field guides if you have them.

Part Two:  A hike at Five Rivers on Sunday, December 8 at 10:00 AM to practice what we learned at the clinic Friday evening.  Bring your bird field guides and binoculars if you have them.

Now here is the special part....the clinic and the hike are not separate... if you sign up for the clinic you are also signing up for the hike.  Please do not sign up just to go on the hike, as we will be looking for birds more than hiking.  We will be learning pertinent information Friday night on birding that you will put into practice on Sunday.

No skills are needed to participate.   

Five Rivers Environmental Education Center is a living museum comprising over 450 acres of broad fields, towering forests, and tranquil wetlands. Five Rivers offers people of all ages a rich variety of guided and self-guided opportunities to encounter nature directly. Stimulating interpretive programs and guided school lessons promote awareness, knowledge and appreciation of New York State's environment year 'round. With over 10 miles of trails for self-guided exploration, Five Rivers fosters discovery, spiritual refreshment and physical fitness through wholesome outdoor recreation

Great place for birdwatching: 225 species

Excellent chance for deer, squirrels and bluebirds, even in winter!

Please be considerate of your fellow members... if you need to cancel please give as much notice as possible so someone else may attend.

Link to Five Rivers:

For Directions use this link:,-73.889757

Minimum age is 8 (8-15 yrs must have a participating adult with them, 16-17 yrs must have a parent/guardian sign participant agreement but do not need to attend)

please be dressed for the weather, we will go rain or shine

Dress in layers

wear appropriate hiking footwear

please bring water, snacks and any personal medicines you may need as well as sunscreen, rain gear, day pack.

bird field guide, camera and/or binoculars if you have them

If you have any trouble finding us, my cell is 518 - 641 - 9660, feel free to call or text during the meetup times, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Look for my black Jeep Liberty!

I hope you can join us for this outing.


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  • william s.

    Thoroughly enjoyed the presentation. I was quite involved and felt like part of the experience. Good job Vinny! Looking forward to Sunday.

    December 7, 2013

  • Marisol

    Great job! LeArned a lot.

    December 7, 2013

  • Ellen

    thanks for a great presentation. enjoyed listening to the oKohl's and songs of the birds

    December 6, 2013

  • Esther

    Vinnie is the best! Thanks and looking forward to part two!

    December 6, 2013

  • Richard K.


    December 6, 2013

  • Eva P.

    I absolutely enjoyed the presentation! It was really great! Thanks Vinnie! And, Dorothy... thanks for the imitation of the Pileated in flight. (smile)

    December 6, 2013

  • Terri

    So freezing rain has me staying in my neck of the woods tonight. I also would be interested if this was offered again; maybe in the spring...

    December 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry can't make it after all. Hope this is offered again, sounds like so much fun.

    December 6, 2013

  • Terry

    I was looking forward to this, but it looks like the weather will be nasty tonight and I don't want to take the chance. Hope you offer this again!

    December 6, 2013

  • Karen and Bill T.

    Sorry, I need to attend apple class Friday will free up sat for someone who can attend both events...

    December 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member


    I'm so sorry but something's come up and I won't be able to attend this weekend. I've changed my RSVP so someone from the waiting list can go.


    December 3, 2013

  • Karen and Bill T.

    I'm going but my husband is not...
    Karen t

    December 1, 2013

  • Sean H

    Going to the clinic but i don't think i can attend the hike because I work at night on Fri next week....But I will learn the information

    November 30, 2013

  • Sean H

    I'm going!

    November 30, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've done quite a lot of birding, and don't feel the clinic would be a benefit. Can I still go on the walk

    November 29, 2013

  • Sean H

    I'm going to waitlist this activity in case I can do it!

    November 29, 2013

  • Anna T.

    I'm still not healthy 2 days in a row, so it'd be a crapshoot to plan on 2 days even though they're separated. My heart is there. If I know you'all, you'll probably offer it again.

    November 20, 2013

  • MaryAnne

    just realized that the 8th is the Victorian Stroll in Troy!

    November 17, 2013

  • Sharon M.

    So sorry I can't attend on this date! Please schedule this again for another date. I don't care if it's winter or spring...

    November 16, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    Is there any chance of you doing this again in the spring when it's warmer?

    November 16, 2013

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