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Hamilton County Boreal Birding Festival Lecture
The New York Breeding Bird Atlas is conducted every 20 years and aims to document the distribution of all breeding birds statewide. This is the third time an Atlas has been undertaken in NY, which will help document changes over the past 40 years. This monumental effort is achieved with the help of a massive team of community scientists. Over 3,000 birders have already contributed to the current Atlas by submitting observation of breeding birds to the project! We’ve completed three years of the five year survey. Come find out what’s been recorded so far, what remains to be done, and how you can help. Every observation helps conserve the birds of New York State.
GUEST SPEAKER Julie Hart started birding while working as a bird conservation intern in Ithaca. She traveled for several years doing field work around the globe, and then spent several years chasing high elevation birds around the Northeast and Hispaniola as the coordinator for Mountain Birdwatch, before she went on to earn her Master’s degree studying the impacts of climate change on Cassia Crossbill in southern Idaho. After spending several years abroad, she is now the Project Coordinator for the third Breeding Bird Atlas in NY. Atlasing is her favorite type of birding.
Presentation is FREE but does not include museum admission. Each presentation attendee will receive a complimentary pass from the Adirondack Experience to return on another day visit the museum!