Monday, April 19, 2010

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local trips for the weekend of April 24th-25th, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, April 24, 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, April 25, 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.


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, April 24, 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.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, April 25th, 2010
Central Park North Woods
Meet 7:30am at the Central Park entrance at CP West and 103rd Street, NYC
Trip Leader: Sandy Paci
Questions about the walk, contact Sandy at cell # 917-207-6691
Nearest subway lines: Check www.hopstop.com for subway directions from your location.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Jamaica Bay & Far Rockaway
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman (ehof33 [AT] gmail.com)
Registration opens Monday 4/12.
Ride: $15.

Sunday, April 25, 2010
Central Park Flora
Leader & Registrar: Joyce Hyon
Registration opens Monday 4/12.
Public transportation.


Littoral Society
Sunday, April 25, 2010
NYCA Spring Bird and Wildflower Hike
Meet 10am at the Jamaica Bay Refuge visitor center for a slide program and hike to look for warblers and wildflowers.
Leaders: Andrew Baksh, Don Riepe. Call (718) 318-9344; E-mail: Driepe [AT] nyc.rr.com.
Cost: Free


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, April 24, 8am – noon
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Welcome spring migration with this series of trips to NYC's best birding hot spots: Central Park, Prospect Park, and Jamaica Bay NWR. All are recognized by National Audubon as Important Bird Areas (or IBAs), and all are beautiful, accessible by public transportation, and full of birds. The varied habitats of these destinations will provide opportunities to see a great variety of songbirds, shorebirds, raptors, and waterfowl. Come see the best nature the city has to offer! Limited to 20.
Members: $67.50, Non-members: $75 (non-member registration available on Wednesday, January 13)


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, April 24, 2010

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

Fresh Kills Tours
10:00 a.m.
Witness the dramatic transformation, as well as the turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, and…
Location: Freshkills Park/William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Fresh Kills Tours
1:00 p.m.
Witness the dramatic transformation, as well as the turkey vultures, red-tailed hawks, and…
Location: Freshkills Park/William T. Davis Wildlife Refuge, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Animal Tracks
10:00 a.m.
Animals leave all types of signs that they’ve been around. Use your investigating…
Location: Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park Preserve), Staten Island
Cost: Free

What Lurks Below?
1:00 p.m.
Explore the depths of Indian Lake from the shore and find out what wondorous creatures live…
Location: Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Prospect Park in Bloom
1:00 p.m.
Spring is here and the flowers and trees are blooming. Take a guided nature walk and learn…
Location: Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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