Join us on this very special birding opportunity at the peak of the spring migration here at Black Rock Forest. Attendees will be led by Dmitriy Aronov and Steph Hale who have been researching bird behavior and biology here in the Forest for several years. We will visit birding “hot spots” during the early morning hours when these migrants are most audible and visible. Group size and registration will be limited, register now!

Hike Leaders:  Dmitriy Aronov, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience and Steph Hale, Research Staff Associate at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, Columbia University.

Instructions: Bring your favorite pair of binoculars if you have them if not, BRF will have pairs available to be signed out for the event. We recommend dressing in layers to account for varying temperatures throughout the day, and comfortable, waterproof boots suitable for hiking.  Bring drinking water and snack if desired. Insect and tick repellent are recommended. The hike is in Black Rock Forest (Cornwall, NY). An email will be sent to registered participants prior to the event with parking information and additional arrival details.

Inquiries: Aaron Culotta: or 845-534-4517 x115 

Free for Friends of the Forest (annual supporters); General Admission: $10.00.

To become a Friend of the Forest, please visit our donation page 

RSVP required



May 9
8:00 am - 11:00 am