Monday, March 22, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of March 27th-28th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Introduction to Birdwatching
Every Saturday, 12 - 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Discover Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

Sunday, March 28, 2010
Discover Tours
Every Saturday and Sunday, 3 p.m.
Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 28, 2010
A Staten Island expedition
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: coastal variety, early spring passerines, waterbirds, raptors, late winter waterfowl
Car Fee: $22.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird@aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: March 16th - March 25th


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Alan Messer
No registration. Meet at Visitors Center at 10:00 a.m.
Public transportation.


Littoral Society
March 27, 2010
Early Spring Migrants at Jamaica Bay
Meet 10am at refuge visitor center. Start with a slide program and hike around the ponds and gardens to look for migrating birds and other signs of spring.
Leaders: Andrew Baksh and Don Riepe.
For reservations call (718) 318-9344; E-mail: driepe@nyc.rr.com.
Cost: FREE


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Debbie Becker leads a free bird walk at the Garden every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, March 27, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Mount Loretto
Meet Howie Fischer in the parking lot opposite the Mt. Loretto CYO building and walk the fields to find winter species among the grasses and waves. These sparrows and waterfowl spend the winter here on Staten Island. Hopefully, we will find a variety of ducks in the ponds and bay, as well as geese, gulls, loons and grebes. Binoculars are recommended as well as comfortable walking shoes. Hawks may also surprise us if they are hunting the fields.
Call Howie at 718-981-4002 for more information.

Sunday, March 28, 12 noon to 2 p.m.
Long Pond Park
We will look for evidence of the plants and animals of Spring as we survey the woodlands surrounding Long Pond. We’ll also observe migrating birds, examine the geology of the area and observe evidence of past human use during this unhurried stroll through about one and a half miles of the park. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about 3 blocks NW of Hylan Blvd.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, March, 27, 2010
NY Botanical Garden
carpool: 9:00
NYBG: 9:30am*
Meet at NYBG parking lot.
Rick and Linda Kedenburg (718-740-2052, kedenbird@optonline.net)


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 27, 2010

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
A weekly Ranger-led birding walk of the Salt Marsh Nature Trail.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Early Spring Migrants
9:00 a.m.
Here come the warblers! The very first of the migratory birds are coming through, and…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Early Birding
10:00 a.m.
On our early morning bird walk through Inwood Hill Park we'll be looking for winter…
Location: Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

From Slumber to Spring
10:00 a.m.
With the change in seasons, the cycle of life is renewed.  Many organisms awaken from…
Location: Alley Pond Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Birding for Kids
11:00 a.m.
Bring the kids to the park for a day of birding by sight and song watching.
Location: Fort Totten Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Making Tracks
11:00 a.m.
Learn how to identify and locate animal tracks found in and around woodland areas, then…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Dabbling Ducks
11:00 a.m.
Do you know the difference between those dynamic ducks and other feathered…
Location: Clove Lakes Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free


Sunday, March 28, 2010

The First Signs of Spring!
11:00 a.m.
We'll keep our eyes out for blossoms, birds and bugs that are springing back into the city…
Location: Central Park, Manhattan
Cost: Free

Return of the Plover
1:00 p.m.
Now that winter is over, it's the return of the Piping Plover. Learn abou the plight…
Location: Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk, Queens
Cost: Free

Nature's Fakers
2:00 p.m.
April fools is upon us and Mother Nature has lots of tricks she likes to play on us.…
Location: High Rock Park, Staten Island
Cost: Free

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