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Birding for Beginners at Sagamore Hill on Sunday June 10

Red-Winged Blackbird female

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Date: June 2, 2012

Not sure how to tell a blue jay from a bluebird? A swift from a swallow? Leave the
tweets on your smartphone and come listen to the real twitters of birds. On
Sunday, June 10th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. novice birders can
join a naturalist on a leisurely hike along the trails of Sagamore Hill in
Oyster Bay. Theodore Roosevelt had a lifelong interest in birds and nature; we
will look for some of the same kinds of birds that he identified - and maybe a
few that he never saw!

Meet at the Visitor Center at 9:30 am. Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for a
moderate hike along steep woodland paths. Bring binoculars and a field guide if
you have them, and learn the basics of birding.

Did You Know?

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Theodore Roosevelt decided not to complete his studies at Columbia University’s School of Law once he was elected, at age 23, to the New York State Assembly in November 1881. At the time, he was the state’s youngest assemblyman and eager to join “the governing class.”