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.

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.

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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