Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of October 3rd - 4th, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, October 3rd, 2009
End to End: Marine Parkway Gil Hodges Memorial Bridge (Ft. Tilden/Floyd Bennett Field)
Trip Leader: Scott Whittle
Focus: fall passerines peak, sparrows, waterbirds, and raptors
Car Fee: $12.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird [AT] aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: Sept 22nd - Oct 1st


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, October 3, 3 - 5pm
Fall Migration at Randall's Island
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Meet at 104th and FDR Drive and walk across the foot bridge to Randall’s Island. Randall’s Island is a prime spot for viewing birds during fall migration due to its location in the east river. Explore the results of recent restoration efforts on the island. This trip will feature 2 ½ miles of walking and some modest climbs. Limited to 20.
$20

Autumn Photography in Jamaica Bay
Saturday, October 3, 10am - 2pm
Raindate: Sunday, October 4, 10am - 2pm
Instructors: Lloyd Spitalnik and Don Riepe
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Center. This instructional trip is for all photographers. Big lens, small lens, point and shoot- everybody is welcome! Capture photos of birds in flight, insects, flora, and more. This calss will feature something for everyone. Limited to 16.
$90


Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, October 4th, 2009, 8am
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (Mini trip)
Leader: Ian Resnick


Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
Learn everything you need to know about birds with the Rangers.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Birding Club
9:00 a.m.
It's migration season! As birds begin to fly south for the winter, they often stop to…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Every Tree Has a Name
10:00 a.m.
Learn how to identify different species of trees and discover cool facts about them.
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Fall Nature Journaling Seriers (Part 1)
1:00 p.m.
Explore the last forest in Brooklyn as it undergoes fall foliage changes! We will be…
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Unlocking the Sanctuary
1:00 p.m.
We’re going to unlock the gates! The Hallett Nature Sanctuary contains four acres of…
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Creepy Crawlers Extravaganza: Owl Prowl
6:00 p.m.
Whooo'sss that calling in the woods? Look, listen, and learn how to identify these…
Location: High Rock Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fall Migration
10:00 a.m.
It’s that time of year again, when many birds head south in preparation for the…
Location: Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Hawk Migration
11:00 a.m.
Join us on a bird walk featuring the hawk migration as they stop to "fuel up" in…
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Insect Insanity
11:00 a.m.
Bug out with the Rangers and learn all about the creepy crawlers living in Fort Greene…
Location: Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Creepy Crawlers Extravaganza: Mysterious Mushrooms and Treacherous Toadstools
11:00 a.m.
We’ll trek in search of Witches’ Butter, Scaly Tooth, Jack O’Lanterns,…
Location: Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station west of Cornelia Avenue
Cost: Free

Beginner Orienteering
1:00 p.m.
Join us as we teach the basics of using a map and compass to navigate your way around the park.
Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Falconry Extravaganza
1:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Learn all about birds of prey from the Urban Park Rangers wildlife experts at our annual…
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Creepy Crawlers Extravaganza: Skulls and Bones
1:00 p.m.
Can you identify the different skulls and bones of our park night creatures? Let the…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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