Monday, July 22, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of July 27, 2013 - July 28, 2013:

Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 9am – 11am
Canoe Gowanus Canal (Pamela S)
Bring a friend for a self-guided Canoe trip sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers to raise awareness of Harbor Issues www.gowanuscana​l.org

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, July 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, July 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 and 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, July 28, 2013
Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands
Sundays, June 2 through August 11 South Street Seaport, Pier 17 7–8:30pm (Brother Islands; Hoffman and Swinburne Islands) 6-9pm (Jamaica Bay) Guide: Gabriel Willow With New York Water Taxi Meet at South Street Seaport's Pier 17. This summer we will once again be exploring the City's island rookeries with three different itineraries! Depending on which weekend you choose, cruises may visit the fascinating Brother Islands, the large egret and cormorant colonies on Hoffman and Swinburne Islands, or the great expanses of Jamaica Bay. Whichever your destination, you'll experience the wonders of New York's famous harbor at sunset and see some of the three thousand herons, egrets, and ibis nesting on these urban island treasures. Specific cruise dates and registration will be available soon.
Limited to 90. Pricing varies by destination.
To learn about specific cruise dates and buy tickets, visit www.nywatertaxi.com/tours/audubon or call 212-742-1969.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, July 27, 2013, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
10-Mile Greenbelt Circular Hike
Join us for our first summer 10-mile walk of the Greenbelt. We will walk 10 moderate miles, although it may be shortened if there is an ozone alert day. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center on Rockland Avenue at Brielle Avenue. Bring lunch and ample beverage.
For more details call Dominick Durso at 917-478-7607.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, July 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!

Birding at Bloomingdale Park Playground (in Bloomingdale Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we encourage you to bring binoculars and field guides, or ask a…
Free!

NYC Audubon Shorebird and Butterfly Hike at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center (in Jamaica Bay Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Hike East Pond to view migrating shorebirds and butterflies.
Free!

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