Monday, December 16, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

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

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturdays, November 9 – December 28, 12 – 1 p.m.
Free

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, December 21, 2013
"Winter Wildcard"
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Quality birds and locations determined by the week's reports; otherwise, seasonal winter birds.
Car fee: To be determined
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird@aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: Dec 10th - Dec 19th

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Littoral Society
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10:00am - 01:00pm
Winter Birds and Survival Walk with NYC Audubon
Meet at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for an easy hike around the West Pond, gardens and upland woods. Learn how plants and animals adapt to winter, and look for waterfowl, owls, and wintering birds.
This trip will be led by naturalist, Don Riepe.
For questions, call (718)474-0896 or email NEChapter@littoralsociety.org
This program is in partnership with NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, December 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

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 10am – 1pm
Winter Birds and Survival at Jamaica Bay
Guide: Don Riepe With Gateway National Recreation Area Meet at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for an easy hike around the West Pond, gardens and upland woods. Learn how plants and animals adapt to winter, and look for waterfowl, owls, and wintering birds.
To register, contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or donriepe@gmail.com. Limited to 25
Free.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 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.
Free!

Winter Birding at Willowbrook Park, Staten Island
11:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year and our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.
Free!

Introduction to Birdwatching at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Look, up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind? Take a tour and learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Birding: Owls at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
1:00 p.m.
Orchard Beach's Hunter Island is home to many different species of nesting owls. Come with the Rangers on this special program as we walk the trails of Hunter Island…
Free!

Birding at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Barred, Long-Eared, Saw Whet, and Great Horned owls have been returning year after year to harbor in the pines and woods around the mansion. Also of interest are rare visitors such as Crossbills and Pine Siskins that may be migrating through.

Sunday, December 22, 2013
Nature Walk at The Ridgewood Reservoir at Highland Park Entrance
10:00 a.m.
Enjoy the beautiful plants and wildlife of this hidden area that has been reclaimed by nature over decades of being closed to the public.
Free!

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