Monday, September 27, 2010

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming, local nature trips for the weekend of October 2nd - 3rd, 2010:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, October 2, 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.

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.

Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience
Sunday, October 3, 2010 10 - 5 p.m.
Learn about the resident raptors of Prospect Park. There are plenty of indoor activities if it rains!

Morning Bird Walk: Hawks
Sunday, October 3, 2010 8 a.m.
October is Hawk Month!


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, October 2, 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, October 3rd, 2010
Fort Tilden, Queens
Trip Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: peak fall migration including late neotopical species, raptors and early sparrows
Car Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Janet Schumacher - email janets33 [AT] optonline.net; home # 718-941-4210
Registration period: Sept 21st- Sept 30th


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Green-Wood Cemetery: Birding PLUS Historical Tour
Leaders: Rob Jett and Marge Hanaver
Registrar: Pearl Broder (212-924-0030)
Registration opens Monday 9/20. Public transportation.


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8am – 9am
Van Cortlandt Park
Guide: Andrew Baksh or Urban Park Rangers
With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, Urban Park Rangers
Meet at Van Cortland Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 718-548-0912. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

Sunday, October 3, 2010, 9am – 12pm
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 miles of walking and some modest climbs. Limited to 20. $20
Click here to register


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, October 2, 2010, 8am – 2pm
Jamaica Bay Mini Trip
Leader: Ian Resnick


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, October 2, 2010

Van Cortlandt Birding Club: Air Traffic
8:00 a.m.
The avian flyway spans the Atlantic coast this time of year. If you would like to bird...
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Raptor Fest
12:00 p.m.; 3:00 p.m.
Learn all about birds of prey at our annual flight of fancy.  Hawks, falcons, owls and...
Location: The Great Hill (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Free

Discover Tour: The Living Log
3:00 p.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers show you how much life there is inslde that "dead"...
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Warbler Watch
9:00 a.m.
They may be small, but warblers leave a big impression when you see their brilliant colors....
Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Fall Migration
10:00 a.m.
It’s that time of year again—many birds are heading south in preparation for...
Location: Oakland Lake, 46th Avenue and Cloverdale Boulevard (in Alley Pond Park), Queens
Cost: Free

Hawk Migration on the Landfill
11:00 a.m.
This special bird walk will feature the hawk migration as they stop to "fuel up"...
Location: Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
Cost: Free

Who, Whoo, Whooo...Did I Eat?
1:00 p.m.
Discover what owls eat as we dissect owl pellets.
Location: Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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