2019 Registration

Taking Flight / NYSOA 2019

September 13-15
Friday, Saturday* and Sunday

*Saturday night keynote and dinner is not included and must be purchased separately.

With the exception of Saturday night’s banquet, all other all meals are “on your own”. There are a number of very good eating establishments in the area, as well as the hotel’s restaurant.

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Student Registration

September 13-15
Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Saturday night dinner and keynote is not included and must be purchased separately.

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Saturday night dinner + keynote / Nathan Pieplow

NATHAN PIEPLOW will deliver Saturday evening’s Keynote presentation.  The Amazing Sounds of Birds, shares some of his most remarkable audio from over a decade of recording birds in the field. What bird uses its voice to echolocate inside dark caves? Which bird sings a duet with itself? Which bird sings over a thousand different songs?

Nathan Pieplow is the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds of Eastern North America. He has been fascinated by birds since his childhood in South Dakota, and has intensively studied bird sounds since 2003. He is the former editor of the journal Colorado Birds and an author of the Colorado Birding Trail. He lives in Boulder, Colorado, and teaches writing and rhetoric at the University of Colorado.

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Hudson River Birding Cruise / 6-8:30pm

Friday, September 13 / 6-8:30pm

For more than 30 years, Hudson River Cruises has been sharing the beauty and history of the Hudson River with thousands of people – visitors and locals.

Don’t miss your chance to observe the birds of the Hudson with birders from across New York State. Also enjoy views of historic Hudson River lighthouses, waterfront mansions, and other notable sites aboard the Rip Van Winkle 2-hour Sightseeing Cruise.

Light fare, snacks and drinks will be available for purchase during the cruise.

Tickets are limited.

Hudson River Birding Cruise
1 East Strand Street
Kingston, NY
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Snack Bag

Sustenance for your morning hike (fruit, drink, hiking  snacks) **

Choose Friday, Saturday or both days.

**Have special food restrictions? Please let us know. 

Friday / Saturday / Both:
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Cancellation Policy 

Cancellations before Friday, August 23 will be fully refunded, minus a 7% processing fee.