Monday, April 15, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of April 20, 2013 - April 21, 2013:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Prospect Park
Meet 7:15 am at Grand Army Plaza park entrance (Stranahan Statue)
Trip Leader: Tom Stephenson

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Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Taeko Tsujimoto
Registration opens Monday 4/8
Ride: $15
Field trip information page here

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, April 20, 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, April 20, 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, April 21, 2013, 9am – 1pm
Biking and Birding: Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery
Guide: Gabriel Willow Meet at the Grand Army Plaza Arch. May is Bike Month. To celebrate, get back on your bike! Tour Prospect Park, an Important Bird Area, and Green-Wood Cemetery, home to nesting parakeets. A gentle ride of moderate distance with some hills. Bring binoculars, water, and your bicycle. Limited to 15. $30 Click here to register

Sunday, April 21, 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 (Staten Island)
Sunday, April 21, 2013, 10:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.
Arbutus Creek Bluebelt Watershed
Join naturalist and former New York State archaeologist Mike Shanley on an exploration of the Arbutus Creek Bluebelt in Huguenot. We will make our way through the Kingdom Avenue Woods, Arbutus Woods, Huguenot Ponds Park, and finally visit a relatively unknown pond adjoining Our Lady Star of the Sea. Meet at the corner of Jansen Street and Kingdom Avenue.
For more information call Mike at 917-753-7155, or email Falecore@yahoo.com.

Sunday, April 21, 2013, 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Huguenot Ponds Walk
Kingdom Pond Park, Arbutus Woods, Bunker Pond and the Huguenot Pond Park are small parks in the lower Huguenot area. Meet along Kingdom Avenue (parallel to Huguenot Avenue) at the intersection of Jansen Street.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Inwood Hill Birding with Mike Feller at Inwood Hill Nature Center (in Inwood Hill Park)
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Join Mike Feller for an early morning nature walk through Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Bird Walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts or the Urban Park Rangers.
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!

Birding: Spring Migrants at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
10:00 a.m.
Our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.
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.

Sunday, April 21, 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!

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