Monday, May 9, 2011

Birding Walk in Riverside Park 5.28.11

The Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo Audubon Society, and Medaille College announce a FREE introductory bird watching walk to the public at Riverside Park on Saturday, May 28th, 2011.  Bird watching (oftentimes referred to as birding) is the observation and study of birds through looking at (telescopes and binoculars) and listening for bird songs and calls.  This introductory bird watching walk at Riverside Park will help the general public learn about the birds of Buffalo and the Niagara River and gain an introduction to binoculars, guide books, and field marks.

Buffalo Audubon naturalists and volunteers will be on hand to help first-time birders join the fastest growing recreational pastime in the United States.  Those who are interested in attending are asked to meet in the parking lot on Hotaling Drive in Riverside Park (enter across from Roesch Avenue) at 10am Saturday, May 28th.

This free introductory walk is the beginning of a partnership between the Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Buffalo Audubon Society, and Medaille College, for the purpose of building community involvement and training students on how to teach environmental education.  The walk is free, but participants are asked to pre-register by calling Sal Sciandra at 716-838-1249 x33 or

Who: Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservancy, Audubon Society, and Medaille College

When: Saturday, May 9th, 2011

Time: 10:00am-Noon

What: A FREE introductory birding walk at Riverside Park.  Those who attend will receive training in how to use bird watching equipment, identify common bird species and more.

Contact: Sal Sciandra 716-838-1249 ext 33 or

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