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Monday, October 01, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of October 6, 2012 - October 7, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturdays, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Early Morning Bird Walk: Hawks
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 8 a.m.
October is Hawk Month!


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Kissena Park, Queens
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh
Car Pool Fee: $12.00
Focus: Sparrows, fall passerine migrants
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: September 25th - October 4th
Site Profile:


Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 1pm – 5pm
Canoe on the Gowanus Canal
Bring a friend for a self-guided Canoe trip sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers to raise awareness of Harbor Issues www.gowanuscana​


Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Ft. Tilden and Environs
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Sherry Felix (
Registration opens Monday 9/24. Public transportation.


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, October 6, 2012
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


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:30am – 10:30am
StarrTrips in Central Park
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday mornings in Central Park, Saturday, August 20 – Saturday, October 29 Join Starr Saphir for bird watching in Central Park. On Mondays and Wednesdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 81st and Central Park West (SE corner). On Tuesdays, meet at 9am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). On Saturdays, meet at 7:30am sharp at 103rd and Central Park West (parkside). All Starr Trips are non-smoking. No registration necessary. For more information, call Starr at 917-306-3808. $8 ($4 for full time students)

Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8am – 9:30pm
Van Cortlandt Bird Walk
Guide: Andrew Baksh or Urban Park Rangers. With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Urban Park Rangers.
Meet at Van Cortlandt 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 residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 718-548-0912. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

Birds and Plants: NYBG in Autumn
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 10am – 1pm
Guides: Gabriel Willow, NYBG Docent With The New York Botanical Garden Enter through the Mosholu gate and meet at the Mosholu ticketing booths. The NY Botanical Garden is home to a large tract of East Coast old-growth forest. Come enjoy the woods and gardens in autumn, and learn about the fall migrants that use this rich habitat to fuel their journey south. Limited to 15. $30 Click here to register!

Hawk Watch at Fort Tilden
Sunday, October 7, 2012, 10am – 1pm
Guide: Don Riepe With American Littoral Society ***Note: this event is listed in the Urban Audubon as "Raptors of Jamaica Bay." Meet at 10am at Bldg. 1 in Fort Tilden for a hike to the hawk watch platform to view falcons, hawks, ospreys and other migrating raptors. We'll also hike along the beach and dunes to look for song- and shorebirds. For more information, contact Don Riepe at (718) 318-9344 or No limit. Free

Sunday, October 7, 2012, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
Sundays, September 2-November 25, 10-11am Guides: NYC Audubon Offered by the Central Park Conservancy Meet at the Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). Bring the kids and visit one of New York City’s richest bird habitats. Learn as a family how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Visitor Center. For weather cancellation information, call 212-860-1370.
Limited to 20. Age 5 and up.
Free. Click here to learn more and register


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Minitrip - Kissena Park
Leader: Eric Miller
Due to habitat restoration, Kissena Park has become a hotspot of activity hosting many sought after species who found refuge in the weedy spaces. Last year we had Connecticut and Orange-crowned Warblers, Blue Grosbeak


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
Any questions please Call Steve at (516) 987-8103.
For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, October 6, 2012

Bird Walks
8:00 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or…
Location: Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx

Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden
11:00 a.m.
The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of…
Location: New York Botanical Garden (in Bronx Park), Bronx

Introduction to Birdwatching
12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the…
Location: Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn

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