Monday, April 22, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips within NYC's five boroughs for the weekend of April 27, 2013 - April 28, 2013:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Green-Wood Cemetery
Meet 7:45 am inside the main entrance at 25th Street and 5th Avenue.
Trip Leader: Rob Jett, a.k.a., The City Birder
Focus: Spring migration
Nearest train is "R" at 25th street station.
Site profile: http://www.green-wood.com

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American Littoral Society
Sunday, April 28, 2013 (10am - 1pm)
Spring Migration Workshop at Jamaica Bay
Guides: Don Riepe, Tod Winston With Gateway National Recreation Area
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a slide presentation on spring migration followed by a hike around the ponds and uplands to look for spring migrants.
To register, contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or donriepe [AT] gmail.com
Limited to 25
Free

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, April 27, 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 27, 2013, 7:00am – 8:30am
The Birds of Woodlawn Cemetery
Guides: Tod Winston, Joseph McManus, Woodlawn Conservancy Docent With the Woodlawn Conservancy Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery. Join us for a morning bird walk and tour of beautiful Woodlawn Cemetery: Tod Winston and Joseph McManus will look for spring migrants and year-round residents on the expansive, wooded cemetery grounds, while a Woodlawn Conservancy docent will share fascinating stories about Woodlawn’s history and the interesting mixture of individuals interred there. To register, call the Woodlawn Conservancy at 718-920-1470. Adult admission $15; Seniors, students and NYC Audubon members $10 (payment at time of walk).
Free admission for children under 6

Saturday, April 27, 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 28, 2013, 9am – 3pm
Van Trip to the Jamaica Bay Spring Migration Workshop
Register for our van trip to the Spring Migration Workshop, and get to Jamaica Bay the easy way! Bring lunch, water, and binoculars. Transport by passenger van. Limited to 12. $20 Click here to register.

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 10am – 1pm
Jamaica Bay Spring Migration Workshop
Guides: Don Riepe, Tod Winston With Gateway National Recreation Area Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a slide presentation on spring migration followed by a hike around the ponds and uplands to look for spring migrants. To register, contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or donriepe [AT] gmail.com. Limited to 25. Free

Sunday, April 28, 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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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, April 27, 2013
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!

Bird Watching Buddies at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan, Waterfront Pathways along Ward's Island (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
On Saturday, April 27, explore the wetlands and woodlands of Randall's Island Park in search of migratory birds.
Free!

Birding at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
10:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and 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 28, 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!

NYC Audubon Spring Migration Workshop at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park), Queens
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Celebrate spring with a walk around the refuge during the spring bird migration.
Free!

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