Monday, December 03, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of December 8, 2012 - December 9, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturdays, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.

Sunday, December 9, 2012, 8 a.m.
Discover Tour
Sundays, 3 p.m.
Free! Discover the Prospect Park you never knew! Meet birds and other wildlife on this walk, guided by a naturalist.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Early Winter Trek at Fort Tilden and Floyd Bennett
Note: Location subject to change due to storm damage from Hurricane Sandy. Contact registrar for details
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh
Car Pool Fee: $12.00
Focus: Seabirds, gulls, late fall passerine migrants, raptors, early winter species, coastal species
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird [AT] aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: November 27th - December 6th

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, December 8, 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

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 8am – 9:30pm
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks
Guide: Andrew Baksh or Urban Park Rangers (first Saturday of the month) With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy and NYC Department of Parks & Recreation
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center, Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
For more information, please call 718-548-0912. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, December 8, 2012, 12 noon to 2:00 p.m.
Long Pond Park
Evidence of animal life as well geologic history and human influence will be observed as we take an unhurried stroll on a one and a half mile walk through Long Pond Park. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue, about 3 blocks northwest of Hylan Blvd.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

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Staten Island Museum
Sunday, December 9, 2012, 9:00am - 11:00am
Ecology Walk: Mount Loretto Unique Area
Free
Join the Museum's Nature Section on a walk through the south-shore’s largest grassland. Some early arriving winter residents are expected to be found, including white-crowned sparrows and northern harriers. Meet in the DEC parking area.
For more information call Seth Wollney at 718-483-7105.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers. Wear comfortable shoes, bring water & a light snack.
Free!

Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand…
Free!

Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden at New York Botanical Garden (in Bronx Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.
The diverse habitats of the Botanical Garden offer visitors a chance to see dozens of species of birds throughout the year. Bring your binoculars and walk the Garden grounds with an expert.

Owl Prowl with Chief Naturalist Mike Feller at Seaman Avenue & Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Free!

Sunday, December 9, 2012
Woodland Discovery Kit in Central Park at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Visit The Wild Garden: Discovering Central Park Woodlands exhibit and start exploring the North Woods on your own by borrowing a North Woods Discovery Kit stocked with binoculars, a hand…
Free!

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Parking lot on Baisley Boulevard and 155 Street (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens
1:00 p.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and our exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill…
Free!

Birding: Winter Birds at Comfort Station near Eton Place and Richmond Avenue (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and our exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill…
Free!

Discover Tours at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
Talk a walk with one of our naturalists to watch for animals, and investigate little-known facts about the park and its animal residents.
Free!

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