Fall BKAA Fundraiser at the BashaKill Vineyards
Join us for this popular event & support the BKAA!
WHAT: Nature Watch Fundraiser for BKAA
WHEN: Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm
WHERE: BashaKill Vineyards
1131 South Road
Wurtsboro NY 12790
(Map to location)
Special Program by Bill Streeter with Live Raptors from the Delaware Valley Raptor Center at 5:00 pm
COST: $15 per person includes Wine & Beer Tasting (sample 6 of Paul's wines & 1 glass of his stout or ale) with Appetizers.
RAFFLE: for Plaque with Carved Image of Great Blue Heron Donated by Elwood Ennis
$5 per ticket
Bring your own picnic if you'd like.
For questions & to RSVP, call Maryallison Farley at 845-888-0261.
BKAA 2015 Calendar of Events PDF
Review of Wetlands on the 7 Peaks Site & Jurisdiction Over Them for Consideration by Region 3 NYSDEC
• Map of 7 Peaks Wetlands
Review of Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for Seven Peaks
• BKAA Action Alert: Provide Input on FEIS for Seven Peaks
• BKAA Letter to Mamakating Planning Board with Maps of Project and Habitat Corridor
• Technical Comments from BKAA Consultants April 22, 2014
New Edition of Birding Guide to Sullivan County, New York,
Including the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area by John Haas
Now Available for Sale!
Reviews of Draft Scoping Document for China City of America (CCA):
• Review by Engineer
• Review by Ecological Consultant
• Comments on CCA Draft Scope by Hydrogeologist
• Map on CCA Draft Scope by Hydrogeologist
• CCA Draft Scope Letter from Attorney
• China City Project Alert, October 2013
• Letter from Joseph Murray, NYS DEC Division of Environmental Permits
Photo by Karen Miller, 4-14-13
Wood duck, photo by Swami Achyutananda, 4-22-13
Yellow-crowned night heron. Photo by James Carney, 4-20-13 Rare sighting of this bird at the Basha Kill - only the third official sighting in Sullivan County. Thanks to Danny Messina & Scott Baldinger for the sighting and share.
Archive of BKAA Newsletters - The Guardian from 2011 to 2013
Hunting, Trapping and Fishing at the Basha Kill
Welcome to the Basha Kill Wetlands, a special place of beauty and adventure. Consisting of
3,000 acres, the Basha Kill is home to over 200 species of birds, 30 varieties of fish,
including the remarkable, "prehistoric" bowfin; and many plants, reptiles,
amphibians, mammals and insects. It is an unforgettable experience to be present when the
birds return to the kill in the Spring. The cacophony of sounds is extraordinary. It is
always an adventure to watch a Great Blue Heron lift off and fly across the water. In
addition to providing flood control and cleansing drinking water" the Basha
Kill" the largest freshwater wetland in Southeastern New York, provides a unique and
peaceful place for boating, photography, bird watching, painting, hiking, hunting,
fishing, wildlife viewing, wildflower discovery, cross-country skiing and other outdoor
Least Bittern (male), 2011, John Haas.
The least bittern is the smallest heron
in the world and is critically
endangered in much of its range.
Because of the many acres available to explore, it is always possible to
find a quiet place to enjoy. One day you may see a bald eagle flying or diving for food,
or come upon a snapping turtle, or be surprised by the bright red of a cardinal flower.
The variety and beauty of the Basha Kill will touch your spirit and you will return again
and again to this place of peace and renewal. We are so fortunate to have this diverse and
amazing natural resource in our backyard.