Monday, December 30, 2013

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of January 4, 2014 to January 5, 2014:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Sunday, January 5, 2014, 10 am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Bring in the New Year with Birds
Free
Start the new year surrounded by nature!

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Coney Island Walk
No registration necessary. Meet 8 am Dunkin Donuts by the main door of the Stillwell Avenue and Surf Avenue/Coney Island subway station street entrance.
Leader: Mike Yuan text or call 917- 647-3396 in case of inclement weather
Focus: Gulls, sea ducks, duck species, possible alcids, usual winter passerines
http://www.coneyisland.com/tourist-information

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Littoral Society
Sunday, January 05, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Wild Winter Nature Hike in North Forty Natural Area
Meet at the Ryan Visitor Center in Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY.
The bare trees and shrubs of this woodland area have exposed a winter wonderland of living things. Discover this mysterious, little known site with American Littoral Society naturalist, Mickey Maxwell Cohen. This hike will be over one mile in length.
This program is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.
Location: Ryan Visitor Center, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY
Contact: bmcohen@gmail.com or call (718)474-0896

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, January 4, 2014
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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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Birding: Owls at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
1:00 p.m.
Owls are illusive, but winter is one of the best times of year to search for these birds of prey.
Free!

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