Monday, October 28, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of November 2, 2013 to November 3, 2013:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday November 2, 2013
Prospect Park
Meet 8:00 am at Grand Army Plaza Stranahan Statue park entrance
Leader: Bobbi Manian call or text leader 1-646-221-3433 in case of inclement weather

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday November 2, 2013
Jamaica Bay
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Pearl Broder – pbroder3@nyc.rr.com or 212-924-0030
Registration opens: Monday October 21
Ride: $15

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Littoral Society
Saturday, November 02, 2013, 01:00pm - 03:00pm
Low Tide Walk at Jacob Riis Park
Join the American Littoral Society's Northeast Chapter for a Low Tide Beach Walk in the Rockaways.
Meet at the Bathhouse Entry Pavilion in Jacob Riis Park and walk the beach with naturalist and local expert, Mickey Cohen. You will learn the science behind beach dynamics and check out the flotsam and jetsam on this stormy beach along with learning about the extraordinary aeronautical and military history of the area.
This walk is free and open to the public. RSVP to bmcohen2@gmail.com
This program is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area
Location : Bathhouse Entry Pavilion, Jacob Riis Park, Queens, NY
Contact : bmcohen2@gmail.com

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 2, 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, November 2, 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, November 2, 8am – 11am
Beginning Birding (field trip)
Classes: Tuesdays, October 22, 29 and November 5, 6:30-8:30pm Trips: Saturdays, November 2, 8-11am (Central Park) and November 9, 9am-3pm (Jamaica Bay). Instructors: Tod Winston Even if you've never picked up a pair of binoculars, you’ll soon be identifying warblers, sparrows, waterfowl, and more--both by sight and by ear. Classes are adaptive to the needs and interests of students. There are two field trips included in this series: one to Central Park and one to Jamaica Bay (van transportation to Jamaica Bay is included). Limited to 12. $125
Click here to register!

Sunday, November 3, 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

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Northshore Audubon Society
Saturday, November 2, 2012
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Lenore Figueroa 718-343-1391
Walks are for beginners and experienced birders alike. Weather permitting, walks start at 9:30 a.m. unless indicated otherwise. If in doubt, call the trip leader.
Please note: all phone numbers are code 516 unless otherwise shown. In most cases, your contacts are the trip leaders.
For directions, click sitefinder view.
We encourage carpooling where feasable.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, November 2, 2013, 9:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Protectors Annual Fall Ten Mile Walk of the Greenbelt
Come join others who enjoy a crisp autumn day outdoors. Ten moderate miles at a comfortable pace. We are starting out at Willowbrook Park. Meet at Willowbrook Park at the Victory Boulevard entrance parking lot near the ballfields. Bring lunch and beverage and sturdy walking shoes. We go in all weather, but walk is shortened if high pollution levels occur.
For more information call Dominick Durso at 917-478-7607, Charles Perry at 718-667-1393 or Don Recklies at 718-768-9036.

Saturday, November 2, 2013, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Long Pond Park
North Mt. Loretto State Forest – Participants will observe a variety of ecosystems and study the interconnectedness of nature as they search for evidence of animal life, the geologic history and human influence of this diverse area on the south shore. Meet at the parking lot for North Mt. Loretto on Amboy Road in Richmond Valley.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, November 2, 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!

Sunday, November 3, 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...
Free!

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