Birding in the Catskills
Not your typical birding weekend.
We have combined the best of a birding conference with a birding festival, and have invented an event that is rich with presenters you will want to hear, speaking on topics you will want to learn about.
A highlight of our event is the Friday night Keynote by Bicknell’s Thrush expert Chris Rimmer, who will guide a Saturday morning hike up Slide Mountain in search of this iconic bird of the Catskills. Sprinkled throughout the weekend are workshops with experts and opportunities for off-site birding with area guides, knowledgeable in our local birds and the best birding spots in the Catskills. Taking Flight will be held on 300 acres of the rustic and charming Ashokan Center, a half hour from Kingston New York. Some of our birding will be held on-site, including our birding before breakfast hikes and our moonlit owl walks. All meals will be included in the registration fee, and on-site lodging will be available, as well as the opportunity for you to bring a tent and camp out.