Grassland Bird Trust Closes on 64 Acres!

Grassland Bird Trust Closes on 64 Acres!

ARGYLE Grassland Bird Trust, formerly Friends of the IBA, officially acquired another 64 acres of critical habitat in February. The two-year project was completed on schedule thanks to a $63,000 grant from NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation...
Landowner Harassment Harms Owls

Landowner Harassment Harms Owls

Love owls?  Actions speak louder than words, and the thoughtless actions of a small number of people who’ve been harassing landowners in the Washington County Grasslands IBA shows a blatant disregard for the owls and their hosts. Landowners have become...
FIBA Awarded $63K New York State Grant!

FIBA Awarded $63K New York State Grant!

Fort Edward Friends of the IBA (Important Bird Area/FIBA) received a nice surprise just in time for the holidays – a New York State Regional Economic and Community Development grant for $63,191. The grant, awarded through the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and...
Snowy owl released at FIBA Viewing Area!

Snowy owl released at FIBA Viewing Area!

FORT EDWARD The Snowy owl sprang from the crate and glided across the open field at Friends of the IBA’s (FIBA) Alfred Z. Solomon Grassland Bird Viewing Area. She glanced back once before landing on a fencepost at the edge of the property and sat there checking out...
Other Ways to Give this Holiday Season! #GivingTuesday

Other Ways to Give this Holiday Season! #GivingTuesday

Thank you to all our members and supporters who have contributed time, effort and donations over the past year! We’ve accomplished a lot this year, from the passage of our “Grassland Bird Bill” to DEC’s addition of 180 acres of critical habitat...