Taking Flight:
Birding in the Catskills

Friday, June 9 - Sunday, June 11, 2017

frost valley ymca - claryville, NY

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Not your typical birding weekend.

Saturday Keynote speaker Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series

Saturday Keynote speaker Richard Crossley is an internationally acclaimed birder, photographer and award winning author of ‘The Crossley ID Guide’ series

Friday Keynote speaker, storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis, portrays Audubon in a dynamic performance that engages listeners in scientific inquiry and natural history, art appreciation and ornithology.

Friday Keynote speaker, storyteller Brian “Fox” Ellis, portrays Audubon in a dynamic performance that engages listeners in scientific inquiry and natural history, art appreciation and ornithology.

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. 

The 2017 conference will be at the amazing Frost Valley YMCA in beautiful Claryville, NY, practically in the shadow of Slide Mountain.