Walks & Events

Grassland Bird Trust’s guided bird walks, field trips and events provide you with opportunities to see and learn about native grassland birds and the critical habitat they depend on for their survival! Encounter Short-eared owls, Snowy owls, Northern harriers, Eastern meadowlarks, Bobolinks and over 100 other species of birds and animals in their natural habitats when you join us!

By registering for a bird walk or other GBT event and providing your contact information, you agree to the terms of our trip liability release.

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Saturday, June 11th, 2022
7:00 AM

Free bird walk at Hudson Crossing with Steve Sanford!

Join local wildlife ecologist and artist Steven Jay Sanford for a bird walk along Hudson Crossing Park’s trails. The walk is for beginner and expert birders alike. Meet at Hudson Crossing Park (Co Rd 42 Schyulerville, NY 12871) at the HCP pavilion at 7:00 AM and walk through the trail systems (stone dust, dirt, and grass). We expect to see and hear scores of breeding birds and some of the later migrants. No special footwear is necessary but participants should bring binoculars and shoes or boots that could stand some morning dew. Be prepared to walk, watch and listen for about 2 hours. Group size is limited to 20 people. Free to GBT members. Please pre-register here:

MAY 14, 2022
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Global Big Day at Hicks Orchard - PAST EVENT

Celebrate birds with guided walks in the Hicks Orchard led by local experts, a talk on birdsong by Executive Director Dr. Samantha Peck, a free LIVE bird of prey show with Trish Marki, a bird photography exhibit, cider and donuts, and lots more!

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May 14th Event Itinerary:

8:00 am or 9:00 am Bird Walk (tickets limited)
10:00 am “Singing With the Birds” Talk (tickets limited)
11:00 am – 1:00 pm Live Bird of Prey Program (free and open to all)
12:00 pm Optional Lunch


Hicks Orchard
18 Hicks Road
Granville, NY 12832

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