Naturalist Mark DeDea Guest Guides This Sunday’s Birding Hike on the Greenline

BirdWatchingWith the full effects of spring settling in, there is no better way to enjoy the sunshine and the great outdoors than immersing yourself in nature.  Sunday April 19th, from 9:30-11:30 AM,  the Kingston Greenline hike will feature Mark DuDea of the Forsyth Nature Center and will focus on birding along the Kingston Greenline.

With such a diverse array of ecosystems along the Hudson River and Rondout Creek there is no shortage of unique birds that can be identified along this portion of the future Kingston Greenline.  With the help of DeDea, the caretaker at Forsyth Nature Center in Uptown, hikers will learn how to identify birds that are visible, as well as decode the cryptic bird songs that echo throughout the woods. DuDea comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience having lead many walks for new birders or seasoned birders throughout the Hudson Valley for various organizations, nature centers, state parks and preserves.

The hike will kick off at Kingston Wine Co at 9:30AM and will last until 11:30AM. We encourage hikers to either bring a bag lunch for the hike, or join us post-hike at nearby Cornell Park for a picnic lunch and discussion. Don’t miss out on a great chance to learn the art of birding from an expert, and better appreciate the beautiful place our feathered friends can have on our rail trails.

Sunday Hikes on the Kingston Greenline are brought to you by Kingston Wine Co. (kingstonwine.com) and the Kingston Land Trust. Hikes are held every third Sunday, rain-or-shine, from 9:30 – 11:30 AM. Hikes begin at Kingston Wine Co (65 Broadway) and return to the store for a post-hike tasting of house selections.

 

 

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