Monday, March 18, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of March 23, 2013 - March 24, 2013:

Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, March 23, 2013, 8:30am-1:30pm
Jamaica Bay Birding
with Naturalist-in-Residence Tait Johansson.

Please note: this trip was rescheduled from March 9. Join us for this late winter excursion to see large numbers of waterfowl, raptors, and birds like towhees and sparrows hiding in thickets. Depart Bylane at 7am. Please register with Ms. Jeanne Pollock at jpollock [AT] bedfordaudubon.org or 914.519.7801. Physical level of difficulty: easy to moderate.
Cost: free.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Morning stroll for waterfowl and gulls in Coney Island, Brooklyn
Meet 8 am outside the Dunkin Donuts at Stillwell Avenue train station (terminal station). This is a "public transportation" walk.
Trip Leader: Keir Randall
Focus: winter waterfowl, gulls, ducks

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 23, 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, March 23, 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, March 24, 2013, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
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

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, March 24, 2013, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Early Spring Hike with Mike @Allison Pond Park
Join naturalist Mike Shanley as he explores Allison Pond Park in search of early spring migrants. This park, a rich, woodland bordering the Goodhue Woods, offers excellent spring birding along stream and woodland trail. Please bring binoculars and dress accordingly.
For more information call Mike Shanley at 917753-7155.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 23, 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.

Have a Hoot with a Ranger at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park), Queens
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
The National Park Service invites Junior Rangers to participate in an owl adventure. Learn about owls and their habitat through a hike and an owl pellet investigation at Jamaica Bay.
Free!

Sunday, March 24, 2013
Birding for Families at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park as a precious bird habitat and learn how to spot our feathered neighbors on a walk with NYC Audubon.
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 lens, and…
Free!

Freshkills Park March Birding Tour at Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park), Staten Island
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows!
Free!

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