The Basha Kill is known for wide variety of bird species at migration. Meet at Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro, at 8am. Bring binoculars / scope, boots helpful. Early ducks, geese, mergansers; additional species. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Morgan Outdoors fourth annual New Year's hike/snowshoe at Walnut Mountain, 11am-12:30pm. Meet in the parking lot. Choose from two levels. Registration required. 845/439-5507.
Join the Delaware Highlands Conservancy and learn about eagles in our region, how they returned from the brink of extinction, and the habitat they need to thrive while you take a scenic drive with an expert guide on a heated bus and look for eagles. Seats are limited and reservations are required. 845/583-1010.
A Halloween Festival on the grounds of Burn Brae Mansion along with the Dark Forest Fright Walk and live music by Black Dog, the definitive Led Zeppelin tribute band, 5-10pm. Vendors selling beer, food, crafts and Halloween items.
Program on elephants and their plight in today's world, 7pm at new Thai restaurant Sweet Basil, 19 John St., by Richard Chiger. The Chigers recently returned from a visit to The Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary. Matted, framed photos by noted photographer Jackie Chiger will be for sale; proceeds will benefit the elephants at the sanctuary.
5K run/walk around the lake in Gold Key, 9am. Fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project and the community swim team, the Gold Key Gators. Register online https://raceroster.com/events/2015/5786/gold-key-5k. Registration on race day at 8am for $25.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy leads a two-hour guided hike on the Tusten Mountain Trail, 10am-12pm. Learn about the ecology and history of the area. Free and open to the public, but registration required. Call 570/226-3164, 845/583-1010, or email email@example.com to register.
The Delaware Highlands Conservancy and local astronomer John Kocijanski hold a free Star Watch program, 7:30-9:30pm. Free and open to the public, but registration required. www.DelawareHighlands.org.
A non-competitive cycling event to benefit The Youth Scholarship program at The Catskill Recreation Center. Choice of five routes, from 11 to 100 miles. Rain or shine. Includes lunch, water bottle, T-shirt and free entry to CRC. $35 until Sept. 12. 845/586-6250 or register at www.bikereg.com/catskill-mountain-cycling-challenge.
Sullivan County Conservation Club Daniel Boone Family Day at 140 Kortright Rd., 9am-3pm. Target shooting/raffle/trophy events for youth/adults. Vendor tables, Civil War Living History presentation. Free admission, nominal charge to participate in events to benefit club's programs. www.SullivanCountyConservationClub.org.