Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Birding Trip in Prospect Park

UPDATE:

I just got off the phone with Anne Lazarus of the field trip committee. She agreed that, to avoid possibly flood conditions, it would be wise to move the walk from Saturday to Sunday. So ...

(hurricane tracker link)

This coming Sunday, September 7th, I will be leading a birding trip in Prospect Park. The trip is organized by the Linnaean Society of New York. There is no registration necessary and we meet at Grand Army Plaza in front of the Stranahan Statue at 7:30am. The statue is next to the path at the northeast corner of the park entrance.

My trip is a casual stroll through, primarily, the wooded areas of the park in search of migrating songbirds. Anyone familiar with my tours (and this blog) can expect some of the trip's focus to include wildflowers and insects. The length of the trip is flexible and I usually base it on the weather, productivity and people participating. You can bring lunch and a snack, but there is also a limited selection of food and beverages at the boathouse nature center.

If you are the chronically late type, leave yourself extra time because I like to begin my trips promptly. The closest subway stations to Grand Army Plaza are:

2 train - Grand Army Plaza
B train - 7th Avenue/Flatbush Avenue
Q train - 7th Avenue/Flatbush Avenue

Hope to see you Sunday.

by Rob Jett for "The City Birder"

5 comments:

Marie said...

Oh dear! I would have signed up, mit picnic, but will be in Vancouver, BC. Perhaps you will do another later in the fall?

Rob Jett said...

Nothing formal in Prospect Park, but September 20th at Fort Tilden and October 4th at Ridgewood Reservoir.

Yojimbot said...

There might be a hurricane? Any raincheck?

Rob Jett said...

I'll check with the Linnaean Society's trips committee and post any rescheduling info. Could be a good day to look for birds along the beach ;-)

Yojimbot said...

yes, youre right. i was reading some message boards of flamingos and frigate birds being pushed up with the storms.

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