8AM Migratory Songbird Walk
9:30AM Raptor Walk
11AM Darryl McGrath - Hear about falcons and eagles, and the importance of conservation from this local author.
12PM Silent Wings - See and learn about birds of prey!
1PM: Mike Lemery - View bald eagle footage, and learn about the excitement of filming these majestic birds.
2PM: Audubon Sharon - See and learn about birds of prey!
Story Walks with Castleton Library @ 11AM & 2PM
Owl Pellet Activity @ 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30, 3:30
Nest Box Building @ 10:30, 12:30, 2:30
10AM-4PM: Bald Eagle Watching on the Hudson, Rehabilitated Birds on Display, Environmental Education, Arts & Crafts, Bounce House, Face Painting, Lunch with Schodack Landing Fire Department
Schodack Island State Park will join with Audubon Society of the Capital Region to host the park’s first Raptor Fest, a day dedicated to birds of prey. The day will begin with a Migratory Bird Walk at 8am, followed by a Raptor Walk at 9:30am, with both walks meeting up at the Riverview Pavilion. The main events of Raptor Fest will begin at 10am in the day use area. Local author, Darryl McGrath, will discuss her book Flight Paths and will be available for autographs. Mike Lemery, a local videographer, will share bald eagle footage, and his experience filming these incredible birds. Live birds of prey will be present all day, accompanied by wildlife rehabilitators from Whispering Willow Wild Care and Outpost #4, and there will be two live bird talks with Silent Wings and Audubon Sharon. The day will also feature kids activities, an owl pellet dissection, bird box building, as well food with the Schodack Landing Fire Department. There will be a $6 fee per vehicle to enter the park after 8am. Make your camping reservations now!
Schodack Island State Park
1 Schodack Island Way (on Rt. 9J), Schodack Landing, 12156, NY, United States
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