Monday, January 07, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of January 12, 2013 - January 13, 2013:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Pelham Bay Park and City Island region, Bronx
Trip Leader: Jack Rothman http://www.cityislandbirds.com/City_Island_Birds.html
Car Pool Fee: $22.00
Focus: Winter waterfowl, gulls, raptors, early winter species, coastal species
Registrar: Janet Schumacher email (preferred) janets33 [AT] optonline.net or cell: 718-594-7480.
Registration period: January 2nd - January 10th

Sunday, January 13, 2013
The Waterfowl count
Region 10 (Long Island) Coordinator: Ron Bourque, email ron.jean11 [AT] verizon.net
Focus: water birds and ducks survey of Brooklyn and Queens west locations
Contact for team setup: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird [AT] aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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, January 12, 2013, 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, January 13, 2013, 9:30am – 11:30am
Wave Hill: Birding Along the Hudson
Guide: Gabriel Willow With Wave Hill Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Come explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill and observe the hardy birds that spend the winter in this urban oasis. Advanced registration is recommended, online at www.wavehill.org, by calling 718-549-3200 x305, or at the Perkins Visitor Center. (Walks run rain or shine; in case of severe weather call the number above at x245 for updates.) Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Sunday, January 13, 2013, 2pm – 4pm
Winter Seals and Waterbirds Eco-Cruise
Meet at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 and come aboard NY Water Taxi’s eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor! Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor’s Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Dress warmly and bring your binoculars. Limited to 60.
To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or visit their website. $35 for adults; $25 for children 3-12 (no member discount)

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 12, 2013
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 lens, and…
Free!

Bird Walks at The New York Botanical Garden at Watson Building, Room 302 (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.

Birding: Winter Birds at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
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!

Dusk Walk with Mike Feller at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
4:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Take an evening nature walk with naturalist Mike Feller in Fort Tryon Park. Bring the whole family for an exciting exploration of this 67 acre historic treasure.
Free!

Sunday, January 13, 2013
Winter Birding at Wave Hill at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.
Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

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 lens, and…
Free!

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