Program will help with IDs
Learn to identify common birds at a workshop led by Pete Salmansohn of the Hudson Highlands Land Trust, River of Words and Audubon taking place at the Desmond-Fish Library at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24. The free, interactive program is designed for children ages 8 and older and is sponsored by the Putnam Highlands Audubon Society and the Desmond-Fish Library. Refreshments will be available. For more info, visit putnamhighlandsaudubon.org.
On Friday, Feb. 12 through Monday, Feb. 15, use your newfound knowledge to take part in the Great Backyard Bird Count (gbbc.birdcount.org), organized by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society. Last year more than 140,000 people submitted observations.