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Monday, September 16, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of September 21, 2013 to September 22, 2013:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Introduction to Birdwatching
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday September 21, 2013
Prospect Park
Meet 7:00 am at Bartel Square park entrance
Leader: Steve Nanz


Gowanus Dredgers
Saturday, September 21, 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 21, 2013
Hook Mountain Hawk Watch
Leader: Rob Jett a.k.a. The City Birder
Registrar: Sherry Felix – or 212-255-0138
Registration opens: Monday September 9
Ride: $25



New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, September 21, 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 21, 2013, 8:00am – 9:30am
Fall Migrants of Woodlawn Cemetery
Guides: Tod Winston, Joseph McManus With Woodlawn Conservancy Meet at the Jerome Avenue Entrance of Woodlawn Cemetery. Join us for a morning birdwalk with NYC Audubon's Tod Winston and Woodlawn Conservancy's Joseph McManus. Attendees will learn about the birds of Woodlawn and look for fall migrants and year-round residents on the cemetery grounds -- which are home to one of the largest collection of trees in an urban setting in the U.S. Bring binoculars and water.
Limited to 15. $20
Click here to register!

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 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.

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10am – 2pm
International Coastal Cleanup
Meet at 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523, New York, NY 10010
Come to Jamaica Bay and Join the International Coastal Cleanup! The International Coastal Cleanup is a multi-state effort to improve coastline habitat. we will be picking up debris at North Channel Bridge this fall, an area used by species like the American Oystercatcher. North Channel Bridge is close to the Harbor Heron Islands, the newly restored Elder Marsh, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Help us clear the beach and raise awareness of the importance of coastal areas to birdlife! Equipment, refreshments, and transportation from Manhattan are provided. To see a report of last years International Coastal Cleanup, you can visit this page on the Ocean Conservancy website: Please RSVP to or 212-691-8743.
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, September 22, 2013, 9am – 4pm
Hook Mt. Hawk Watch
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC Part of the Palisades Interstate Park system, Hook Mountain has commanding views of all the mountains ridges in the area and fantastic views of the Hudson River. From this inland hawk watch spot we expect to see many species of migrating raptors, including possible broad-winged and red-shouldered hawks, bald eagles, accipiters, and falcons. Note: this trip requires a 35-minute walk up and down the mountainside. Bring binoculars, lunch, and water. Transport by passenger van included.
Limited to 12. $70
Click here to register!

Sunday, September 22, 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


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, September 21, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Rockland Avenue Edge
Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot at High Rock. We will walk the former Yellow Trail spur to Rockland Avenue where we will remove invasive vines from shrubs and saplings close to the road. If you don’t have your own, Protectors will supply gloves and pruners (& refreshments). After a two hour work session (our 206th monthly workshop), we will take a short walk over nearby trails.
For more information call Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or Chuck Perry at 718-667-1393.

Saturday, September 21, 2013, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Great Kills Park
Meet at the first parking lot along the beach, about a quarter mile from Hylan Boulevard. From here, near where the bath house once stood, participants will explore the coastal mudflats for the many and varied forms of intertidal life. Low-tide is scheduled for 4:30 pm so our visit will be timed well for an extended investigation of fish, mollusks, and other living organisms found in this ecological niche.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, September 22, 2013
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
Any questions please Call Steve at (516) 987-8103.
For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 21, 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.

Sunday, September 22, 2013
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...

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