Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list and links to some of next weekend's nature trips and events around NYC.

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 31st
Breezy Point, Queens (Focus: winter species, waterfowl, ducks, seabirds, gulls, and raptors)
Leader: Ron Bourque
Registrar: Marisa Wohl, email marisaw [at] earthlink.net or call (718) 596-0285 up to 9 PM
Registration period: Jan 20th - Jan 29th
Car Fee: $12.00

Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, January 31st
Shinnecock, Long Island
Leader: Diana Teta
Registrar: Karen Asakawa (avocet501 [at] gmail.com).
Registration opens Monday 1/19
Ride: $50.
Trips normally are limited to 12-18 participants. To join a field trip with registration, contact the registrar (as early in the registration period as possible). Registration periods normally last two weeks. When a field trip is over-subscribed, members will have preference over nonmembers and drivers (whether or not members) willing to take others will have preference over everyone. Space permitting, nonmembers are welcome.

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, Jan 31, 2009

Inwood Hill Park
Early Morning Eagle Watch
8:00 a.m.

Marine Park
Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.

Blue Heron Park Preserve
Birding
9:00 a.m.

Baisley Pond Park
Duck, Duck, Goose
11:00 a.m.

Fort Totten Park
Making Tracks
11:00 a.m.

Prospect Park
Winter Wonderland Hike
1:00 p.m.

Van Cortlandt Park
Winter Scavenger Hunt
1:00 p.m.

New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, February 1, 10:30am-4pm
Snow Birds of Floyd Bennett Field / Fort Tilden
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Winter brings many unique and rare birds to NYC that can’t be found here at any other time! Some of the most exciting are the “snow birds,” birds of the Arctic tundra which can occasionally be found in tundra-like habitats further south, such as Snow Buntings and Snowy Owls. We will travel to Floyd Bennett Field in search of these and other winter species (Horned Lark, Tree Sparrow, and Rough-legged Hawk are possible). We will then head to Fort Tilden and Breezy Point to look for wintering ducks, grebes, loons, and other seabirds. Bring lunch, water, and binoculars, and dress for the cold! Limited to 13.
$70 ($63 for DIRECT members)

Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, Feb 01, 2009

Cunningham Park
Snowshoeing Hike
10:00 a.m.

Inwood Hill Park
Birding 101
10:00 a.m.

Pelham Bay Park
Nature Photography Series: Landscapes
10:00 a.m.

Forest Park
Groundhog Day
12:00 p.m.

Central Park
Central Park History Tour
12:00 p.m.

Blue Heron Park Preserve
Tribute to Rodents
1:00 p.m.

Prospect Park
Animal Adaptations
1:00 p.m.

2 comments:

laura said...

You should stop by marine park in brooklyn again. I've seen a low flying long tailed hawk with speckled wings twice this week. Never have my bins when I need them. Maybe a Northern harrier. Is that possible?

Rob Jett said...

Definitely possible to see harrier at Marine Park. I've seen them. Depending on how much snow we get, I may be riding over this weekend.

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