Visit the Bashakill, a birder's paradise, with naturalist Scott Graber, 8am. Focus on basic identification of birds by sight and sound. Binoculars, sturdy shoes required. Meet Haven Rd., off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Led by John Haas, author of "A Birding Guide to Sullivan County," 8am. Basha Kill is alive with returning birds in their brightest plumage in May. Warblers, orioles, and grosbeaks. Meet at Haven Road, off Rt. 209 south of Wurtsboro. Bring binoculars. Two hours. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Registration, 9:30-10am; meet at DEC parking lot on Haven Rd., off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Clean-up 10am-noon. Free picnic lunch, bring chair. Door prizes. Rid wetland of debris. Garbage bags provided. Wear boots, work gloves, insect repellent. Sponsor: Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
See the beauty of the heavens reflected in the calm waters of the Basha Kill, 8pm. Event very dependent on clear skies. Weather permitting, meet at Haven Road, off Route 209 south of Wurtsboro. Sponsored by the Basha Kill Area Association. thebashakill.org.
Become Basha Kill Area Association volunteer at Church Hall, Community Church, 134 Sullivan St., 9:30am–noon. Training to learn about birds like eagles, ospreys and more so you can talk to visitors. Serve three shifts of three hours each on Saturdays or Sundays from April 16-June 19. thebashakill.org.
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.
Opening reception for the Holiday Show at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance, 12 noon-4pm. On display until Dec. 20.
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Opening reception for "Outside the Box" at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance Gallery, 2-4pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. On display until Sept. 27. www.waagallery.org.
Wine tasting at Bashakill Vineyards, 1131 South Rd., 4-6pm. Sample local wines, appetizers. $15. Live Birds of Prey show, 5pm, presented by Bill Streeter of Delaware Valley Raptor Center. Raffle to win plaque of great blue heron by local artist Elwood Ennis. Raffle tickets $5. Fundraiser for Basha Kill Area Association.