NEW WINDSOR-On July 24 and July 31, visit the shores of the Hudson River and learn about the return of the Bald Eagle and the Peregrine Falcon to this area. Along with an educator from the Museum of the Hudson Highlands, participants in this Nature of the Hudson program, "Birds: Which Ones Use the Hudson, and Why?" will walk the shoreline and possibly the upland areas in search of any fine, feathered friends. Bring binoculars if you have some! The Nature of the Hudson series presents interactive education programs about the history and science of the Hudson River. Each program asks a question relating to the Hudson River n if the visitor can't answer it at the beginning of the program, he or she will surely know it by the program's end! All Nature of the Hudson programs take place on Saturdays at 10 a.m. and meet in the parking lot of the Kowawese Unique Area at Plum Point, Route 9W, New Windsor. All ages are welcome! General Admission is $3 for children, $5 for adults and for museum members, $2 for children and $3 for adults. Upcoming programs include: Aug. 7 and 14 n "Invertebrates & Plankton: What does this small world look like?" Using microscopes and pictures, explore this miniature world. Then, wade into the river to collect some invertebrates to study. Aug. 21 and 28 n "Fish: What will we find in our seine net?" Learn the life history of the Hudson River fish species. Examine the catch- at this time of year, it's sure to be exciting! Call (845) 534-5506, ext. 204 for more information and directions.