Monday, January 06, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of January 11, 2014 to January 12, 2014:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Croton Point State Park
Leader: Paul Keim
Focus: wintering Bald Eagles, raptors, freshwater waterfowl, winter passerines, potential rare visitors
Car fee: $30.00 unless by Metro North train, then individual train fare
Registrar: Paul Keim 718-875-1151
Registration period: Dec 31st - Jan. 9th
http://parks.westchestergov.com/croton-point-park

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Jones Beach and Point Lookout
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Howley – kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday December 30
Ride: $25

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Littoral Society
Friday, January 10, 2014
Montauk Winter Weekend with NYC Audubon
Join the American Littoral Society and NYC Audubon for a Montauk Winter Weekend!
See seals, seabirds and hike the shorelines and woods at Montauk during the peak birding time. Visit the "Walking Dunes", the historic Montauk lighthouse and bluffs, Camp Hero and Napeague forest and dunes.
Tours are led by Chapter Director and noted naturalist, Don Riepe, Mickey Cohen and local naturalist, Mike Bottini.
Trip Price: $385.00 per person (double occupancy rate). $150 additional for single occupancy rate (total $535.00).
Ticket price includes 2 nights at the stately Montauk Manor House with heated pool and jacuzzi, 5 meals, 5 guided hikes and 2 evening programs.
To purchase tickets by credit card: Click here
To pay by check: Write check out to American Littoral Society and post to 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.
For more information contact our Northeast Chapter Office at: NEChapter@littoralsociety.org or 718-474-0896.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, January 11, 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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New York City Audubon Society
Friday, January 10, 3pm – Sun, January 12, 4pm
Montauk Winter Weekend: Seals, Sea Birds and Sandy Beaches
Guides: Mike Bottini, Mickey Cohen, Don Riepe Visit the vast dunes, beaches and woods at Montauk during peak sea bird season and hike the beautiful "Walking Dunes," Hither Woods, Oyster Pond and the "Seal Haul-out" site.
Includes double-occupancy lodging at the luxurious Manor House, most meals, guided hikes, evening programs, a star watch, and free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk.
To register, contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or donriepe@gmail.com. Limited to 60. $385 (single room supplement $125)

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 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 www.wavehill.org, 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, January 12, 2014, 12pm – 2pm
Winter Seals and Waterbirds of NY Harbor
Sundays, January 12–March 9, 12-2pm Guide: Gabriel Willow With New York Water Taxi
NOTE: Tours are now scheduled to run from 12-2pm instead of 2-4pm. New York Water Taxi will update their website soon to reflect the change Meet at South Street Seaport’s Pier 16 and come aboard NY Water Taxi’s eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor. Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor’s Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge.
Limited to 90. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or www.nywatertaxi.com. $35 for adults; $25 for children under 12 (no member discount)

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, January 12, 2014, 2:00 P. M. to 4:00 P. M.
Long Pond Park
Explore Long Pond Park, keeping an eye out for the local White-tailed deer population, bird nests, and wintering bird species. It is an uncommon mixture of woodland and wetland, providing a peaceful home to a diverse array of wildlife. Its beauty is easily appreciated and is one of the most pristine natural areas in all of New York, covering over 100 acres. Meet at the corner of Eugene Street and Adelphi Avenue, right by the intersection of Page Avenue and Amboy Road (http://goo.gl/maps/UCsFg). Parking is available on Eugene Street.
For more information call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or email at john.paul.learn@gmail.com.

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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Point Lookout Minitrip
Leader: John Collins (908 581 4976)
Meet at 8am

CANCELLED

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Birding: Winter Birds at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.
Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

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