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Basics of Bird Identification Educational Program

  • desmond-fish library 472 New York 403 Garrison, NY, 10524 United States (map)

A classroom educational program on the Basics of Bird Identification Presented by Pete Salmansohn a/k/a "Puffin Pete"

Desmond-Fish Library , 472 NY-403, Garrison, NY 10524


Learn the basics….It’s easy!

Join local educator PETE SALMANSOHN for this fun and interactive program.

We’ll cover all the basic elements of bird identification so that you’ll soon feel comfortable in figuring out just WHAT that bird is that you’re seeing…………….This interactive program is tailored for adults and for children 8 and up.

Pete Salmansohn has worked as a naturalist-educator in the Philipstown area for several decades and is well known to many local students as “Mr. Pete.” 

Pete has run PTA-sponsored after-school nature programs at both Haldane and Garrison for years, and currently visits area schools as an outreach educator for both the Beacon Institute and Saw Mill River Audubon.  He worked for several years at Taconic Outdoor Education Center and for about 6 years seasonally at Constitution Marsh. 

Pete has written or co-authored five books, including two award-winning, Audubon-licensed children’s books:  “Project Puffin: How We Brought Puffins Back to Egg Rock” ; and “Saving Birds: Heroes Around the World.”  Pete has spent 38 summers working on the coast of Maine, narrating puffin-watching cruises for eco-tourists, and working at the Hog Island Audubon Camp. 

He is currently the education chairperson for Putnam Highlands Audubon Society,  and greatly enjoys sharing his love of nature with people of all ages.   He received the Alice Curtis Desmond Award from the Desmond-Fish Library several years ago. 

Pete lives in Garrison on an acre of property with his partner, Cory Ethridge, where they’re working to plant native shrubs and trees for wildlife, birds, and pollinators.

Earlier Event: March 30
PHAS Board Meeting Hubbard Lodge