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Birding for Beginners at Sagamore Hill on Sunday June 10

Red-Winged Blackbird female

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News Release 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?

An artist's impression of Theodore Roosevelt's funeral at Christ Church in Oyster Bay, NY.

Theodore Roosevelt died around 4 o'clock in the morning January 6, 1919 when he was sixty years old. Many dignitaries attended Roosevelt's funeral including Vice-president Thomas Marshall who said that "Death had to take him sleeping, for if Roosevelt had been awake, there would have been a fight."