Paul Sweet, collections manager in the Department of Ornithology, leads this ornithology and oenology excursion to one of upstate New York’s birding hotspots. The Basha Kill Wildlife Management Area is one of the largest freshwater marshes in New York State. These wetlands are surrounded by deciduous woods and are home to abundant and diverse wildlife, including nesting bald eagles and osprey. Following the walk, members visit the Bashakill Vineyards for lunch and a wine tasting.
Fee includes transportation by private coach and wine tasting at the Bashakill Vineyards; please bring your own lunch.
Travel time about 1.5 hours each way.
Not recommended for children.
Yellow warbler photograph © David Speiser