Monday, September 02, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of September 7, 2013 to September 8, 2013:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Introduction to Birdwatching
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Prospect Park
Meet at the Grand Army Plaza's Stranahan statue 7:30am
LEADER: Tom Stephenson

Saturday, September 7, 2013 to Sunday September 8, 2013
Edward Forsythe "Brigantine" NWR, New Jersey OVERNIGHT Option trip
Sunday leader: Rick Wright, Senior leader of Wings Tours
Limit: 12 people
Focus: Fall migrants, water birds, shorebirds
Car Fee: $100.00 if overnight/$45.00 one day
Site Profile:
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: Early July- August 15th
Note: Saturday's leader is Peter Dorosh; this can be a one day trip for some members


Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, September 7, 2013, 1pm – 5pm
Canoe Gowanus Canal
Bring a friend for a self-guided Canoe trip sponsored by the Gowanus Dredgers to raise awareness of Harbor Issues www.gowanuscana​


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Prospect Park
Leader: Rob Jett (aka, "The City Birder")
No registration – public transportation
Meet at Grand Army Plaza (Stranahan Statue) at 7:30 am


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, September 7, 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


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, September 7, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walk
Guides: NYC Audubon Naturalists or Urban Park Rangers With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy, NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and Urban Park Rangers. Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
For more information, please call 718-548-0912.
No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 9:30am – 11:30am
Birding at Wave Hill
Guide: Gabriel Willow With Wave Hill Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. Reservations recommended; register online at, by calling 718-549-3200 x305, or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Severe weather cancels; for updates call 718-549-3200 x245 by 8am the day of the walk. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission.

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
Dana Discovery Center, Central Park, New York, NY
Sundays, September 1 - November 24, 10-11am 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 to register


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, September 7, 2013
Alley Pond Park
Leader: Eric Miller (917-279-7530)


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 7, 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.

Fall Migration Walk in Fort Tryon Park at Margaret Corbin Circle (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Join expert naturalist Mike Feller for a nature walk in Fort Tryon Park.

Sunday, September 8, 2013
Birding Walk at Wave Hill at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks.

Birding for Families at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Take the kids on a walk through one of New York City’s richest bird habitats — the North Woods. Learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings...

Hawk Watch at Pelham Bay Ranger Station (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
1:00 p.m.
The old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.

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