Hudson River Birding Cruise / 6-8:30pm
Dinner + Keynote /Nathan Pieplow / 6pm
Your list of top things to do in the Hudson Valley has to include a sightseeing cruise on the Hudson River!
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.
This is a supplemental offering.
Banquet will be served at 6pm, followed by the keynote address by Nathan Pieplow: The Language of Birds
All around us, the birds are constantly telling us who they are and what they are doing. In this keynote presentation, Nathan Pieplow unlocks the secrets of their language. You’ll listen in on the pillow talk of a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds, and learn the secret signals that Cliff Swallows use when they have found food. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds—and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all. This talk from the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds is an accessible, entertaining introduction to a fascinating topic.