Monday, December 17, 2012

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of December 22, 2012 - December 23, 2012:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park (Brooklyn)
Saturday, December 22, 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 23, 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.

**********

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday December 22, 2012
A Holiday Riverwalk at Brooklyn's Greenpoint
PLEASE REGISTER to receive update on latest weather reports. Provide your cell phone #'s for Text messages
Meet 8:30 am at Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues, outside the "G" subway stop entrance.
Trip Leader: Peter Dorosh, Prosbird@aol.com or 347-622-3559 (text message)
Focus: winter waterfowl, ducks, gulls species
Note: This trip requires extensive walking viewing mostly waterfowl and other harbor species. The bird species list will not be high; we'll see what the north Brooklyn coast brings. Afterwards, we will sample the culinary delights and sights of the Polish shops. Public transportation through the "G" line is the main access. Do not bring lunch.

**********

New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, December 22, 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, December 22, 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

Sunday, December 23, 2012
Christmas Bird Count - The Bronx
Join in the 113th Annual Christmas Bird Count! Birders of all ages and skill levels are welcome to contribute to this nation-wide citizen science project, which provides ornithologists with a crucial "snapshot" of our native bird populations. Click here for more information, including meeting times and places.

**********

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, December 22, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Owl Prowl
Join naturalist Cliff Hagen as he conducts the annual Christmas Bird Count census for the owls of Allison Pond and the Goodhue Woods. Dress appropriate for the weather. Flashlights, though distracting, are not prohibited. Meet at the entrance to Allison Pond at the corner of Brentwood Avenue and Prospect Avenue.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.

**********

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 22, 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.

Sunday, December 23, 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: Shorebirds at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.
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!

No comments:

Exploring urban nature, birds, birdwatching, birding, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, hawks, raptors, wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, environment, binoculars, spotting scope