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Monday, November 04, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of November 9, 2013 to November 10, 2013:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Floyd Bennett Field
Leader: Rob Jett aka "The City Birder"
Focus: Migrating neotopical winter passerines, grassland species, raptors, waterbirds
Car fee: $10.00
Registrar: Monica Berger, email (preferred) or call home phone 718 857-2714 before 9PM
Registration period: Oct 29th - Nov 7th


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 9, 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, November 9, 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 9, 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 10, 2013, 9:30am – 7:00pm
Brigantine: Snow Geese and Tundra Swans
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC Brigantine, part of the National Wildlife Refuge System, is one of the east coast’s premier sites for waterbirds, offering a diversity of species and panoramic views. Bring lunch, water, and binoculars.
Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $85
Click here to register!

Sunday, November 10, 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, November 10, 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
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LaTourette Park to Fort Hill
Join Hillel on a walk on the level multiuse trail along Richmond Hill Road, south and east over to Richmondtown. We will climb the Blue Trail to the top of the steep embankment overlooking Richmond Creek, Main Creek and Fresh Kills and walk the Blue Trail. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center at Rockland Avenue and Brielle Avenue. Rain postpones the event to the same time on Sunday, November 17.
For more information, e-mail Hillel Lofaso at or call 718-477-0545.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, November 9, 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.

Birding: Shore Birds at Boardwalk and Beach 67th Street (in Rockaway Beach Boardwalk), Queens
11:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons. Birding programs are…

Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
As the trees turn and the fall migration enters its final stage, assorted sparrows, warblers, juncos, and hawks stop at the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum to grab seeds to fuel their flight.

Sunday, November 10, 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...

Willow Lake Tour at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.
Hike the newly restored Pat Dolan Willow Lake Preserve trail at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park.

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