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Monday, February 02, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Next Saturday I'll be leading a birding trip to Pelham Bay Park. Below is more information, plus a schedule of field trips around the city for the weekend of February 7-8.

Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 7th
Pelham Bay Park
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Sandy Paci (sandypaci [AT]
Registration opens Monday 1/26
Ride: $20

New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, February 7th, noon-7pm
Soaring Raptors of the Hudson Valley
Guide: Joe Giunta
You don’t have to travel to Alaska to see our country’s emblem, the American Bald Eagle. As a result of one of the most successful reintroduction programs on record, many eagles now soar over the beautiful Hudson Valley. Travel with us in a private coach to view this spectacular raptor, as well as possibly spot the short-eared owl, long-eared owl and great horned owl . Part of the Hudson River EagleFest at Croton Point. Bring lunch, water, and binoculars. Limited to 35.
$55 ($49.50 for DIRECT members)

Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, February 7th
Croton Point/Hudson Valley
Eagles, eagles, eagles!. This all-day trip up the lower Hudson Valley starts at the Croton Railroad station, moves on to Croton Point Park and other spots good for sighting Bald Eagles, owls, and other winter specialties. Bundle up and bring lunch. Please let Ian know if you are planning to join us.
Leader: Ian Resnick (718-631-9643, avian [AT]
Time: 7:00 a.m. Lower Alley Parking Lot (Winchester Blvd.). For carpooling, 7:40 a.m.- Croton train station.

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, Feb 07, 2009

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

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

Van Cortlandt Park
Birding Club
9:00 a.m.

Blue Heron Park Preserve
Nature Photography
9:00 a.m.

Central Park
Birding on the Bridal
10:00 a.m.

Kissena Park
Animal Tracking
12:00 p.m.

Pelham Bay Park
Secrets of Snowflakes
1:00 p.m.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, February 8th
A Brooklyn spotlight: North coast waterbirds tour (Focus: winter waterfowl, ducks, seabirds, and gulls)
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird [AT] or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: Jan 27th - Feb 5th
Car Pool fee: $10.00 (if necessary)
Note: This trip can also be done by public transportation if necessary. Be prepared for extensive walking, and bundle up. The morning only short tour will end at a restaurant to be determined for a social lunch.

Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday February 8th
Fort Tilden and Breezy Point
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen.
Registrar: Alice Deutsch (ad [AT]
Registration opens Monday 1/19
Ride: $20.

Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, Feb 08, 2009

Marine Park
Nature in Winter
10:00 a.m.

Fort Totten Park
Loons, Grebes, and Buffleheads…Oh My!
10:00 a.m.

Van Cortlandt Park
Winter Wonderland!
11:00 a.m.

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