Friday December 1  7PM – Owl Prowl – see home page for details.

Monday December 4 6PM – Friends of Schodack Island State Park Board Meeting in the conference room at the maintenance building.  Public Welcome.

Saturday December 16 9AM A Beginners Christmas Bird Count

Space is limited for this program – please call the Park to register at (518) 732-0187.

Join bird experts from the Audubon Society of the Capital Region for a family-friendly introduction to the National Audubon Society’s annual Christmas Bird Count. On this outdoor foray, beginning birders will learn all about the Count’s history, methodology and contribution to conservation science. Schodack Island State Park is well positioned for open-water winter bird specialties such as Bald Eagle and Great Black Backed Gull, large and common residents which even novices can easily identify. Oh, you’ll learn plenty of cool dickey-birds, too! Afterwards, field parties will re-group at the pavilion to compare notes and enjoy complimentary hot choco-late and coffee. Please call the Park Office at 518-732-0187 by c.o.b. December 13 to register or for more information. In case of inclement weather, this program may be cancelled. If in doubt, please call the Park office or The Schodack park property falls within Audubon’s Albany County Count circle, which Count teams will more formally census on Sunday, December 17.

Monday January 1st noon First Day Hike (details to follow)

Call park office at 732-0187 for more information on any of these events.