Flyway Byways: Birds and Bees on Your Byway

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Scenic byway visitors are nothing if not curious, and your byway’s natural world is as appealing as your historic, scenic, or cultural attractions.

Birding enthusiasts will travel hundreds of miles to add a unique species to their "life list." People who are otherwise casual, vacationing travelers may stay for an extra few hours (or days) in hopes of seeing a Bald Eagle, a Crested Caracara, a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron, or some other species in your area that they don't have at home, or have never seen in their travels.

This Flyway Byways webinar with the NSBF (National Scenic Byway Foundation) will show you how the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway in upstate New York took advantage of an internationally-known “important birding area” in the middle of their byway corridor to greatly increase the number of visitors to the byway, as well as to a local nature preserve, the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve.

Whether you have a resident road-runner or nesting egrets, learn how they did it and how you, too, can market your byway for birders and nature enthusiasts.

We hope to see you at our one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3 p.m. Eastern.

Your hosts are Eric Hamilton with the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway, and John Loz with the Audubon Society.

Eric Hamilton with the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway

Eric Hamilton is Executive Director of the Mohawk Towpath Scenic Byway. His passion is to get visitors out of their vehicles to enjoy the recreational and historic resources along the Byway. One of the major resources along the Byway is the Vischer Ferry Nature & Historic Preserve, an internationally recognized important birding area. In addition to casual backyard bird feeder observations, he enjoys matching bird calls with bird observation.

He brings to the webinar his Byway's successful partnership with the local birding community as they developed a self-guided birding tour for Byway visitors. A retired environmental engineer, he and his wife Barb live within the Byway corridor, 2 miles from the Erie Canal, Mohawk River, and the waterway west.

John Loz with the Audubon Society

John Loz, President of Southern Adirondack Audubon Society and past President of the Audubon Society of the Capital Region (New York,) lives in Albany, NY and works at an Engineering Search Engine and Media company called IEEE GlobalSpec located in Albany. John graduated from Siena College with a B.S. in Biology with a concentration in Environmental Science from Siena College and has a number of Urban Planning graduate classes under his belt from the University at Albany.

He is now Chair of the Audubon New York State Council. John enjoys traveling, reading books of historical significance, hiking, and birding, particularly in the Vischer Ferry Nature and Historic Preserve Important Bird Area where he loves to bird and explore the historic Erie Canalway that passes through the preserve.

---->> A session recording will be available for those who register, including anyone who can't attend the live event.

Once you have registered and paid, you will get a confirmation email from GoToWebinar about how to join the webinar live on September 19.

No travel or paper tickets required - all events are online with GoToWebinar.

Keep up with the latest scenic byways/heritage highways knowledge and trends through our 2019 educational webinar series; quality online learning brought to you by the National Scenic Byway Foundation and its official online training partner, Tourism Currents.

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

The email admin@tourismcurrents.com goes to both Leslie McLellan and Sheila Scarborough at Tourism Currents.

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