Bicknell’s Thrush Hike / Steve Chorvas + Joan Collins / 3am
Hawkwatch / 7am
We'll carpool to Hunter Mountain and then hike to catch the dawn song of the Bicknell’s Thrush. If you would like a bagged breakfast to take with you, please reserve one when you register for the conference. Sign up to go on this hike at the NYSOA/Taking Flight conference.
Please note: This is a VERY CHALLENGING hike with multiple sections of rocky scramble and a considerable elevation gain. Hiking poles are highly recommended.
Great Vly Paddle / 7am
Mohonk Preserve has confirmed allowing 12 participants to go up on the hawkwatch at the Trapps and have generously waived the day pass fee.
Meet at the visitor's center and carpool to the steel bridge.
Great Vly is limited to six people.
This should NOT be considered an easy paddle with a few areas where floating vegetation mats require a little elbow grease, but it is these very mats that provide unique habitat for shorebirds in Ulster.