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Monday, January 20, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of January 25, 2014 to January 26, 2014:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Waterfowl of the Jamaica Bay region
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Primarily duck species, with other species along the way in the bay and ocean side
Car fee: $12.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, email (preferred) or text message to 1-347-622-3559
Registration period: Jan. 14th - Jan. 23rd


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday January 25, 2014
Pelham Bay Park for Owls
Leader: Rob Jett aka "The City Birder"
Registrar: Louise Fraza – or 212-534-6182
Registration opens: Monday January 13
Ride: $15


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, January 25, 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


New York City Audubon Society
Sunday, January 26, 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 $35 for adults; $25 for children under 12 (no member discount)


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Protectors Annual Winter Ten Mile Walk of the Greenbelt
Come join others who enjoy a cold day outdoors. Ten moderate miles at a comfortable pace. We meet at the entrance to Deere Park at the end of Staten Island Blvd. behind the Petrides School. Bring lunch and beverage and sturdy walking shoes. Dress warmly in layers. We go in all weather but walk is shortened if high pollution levels occur. Come see what the winter woodland has to offer: winter birds, bare forest trees, frozen ponds, evergreens and possibly some snow cover to detect deer visits, and always beautiful vistas.
For more information call Dominic Durso at 917-478-7607, Charles Perry at 718-667-1393 or Don Recklies at 718-768-9036.

Saturday, January 25, 2014, Noon to 2:00 P. M.
Long Pond Park
During a one and a half mile hike through the woodlands of Long Pond Park we will observe evidence of the geologic history and human influence on the park as well as look for evidence of wildlife in the park. Deer are common in the Long Pond area and this is the time of year that their antlers are being shed. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about 3 blocks northwest of Hylan Boulevard.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, January 25, 2014 to Sunday, January 26, 2014
Montauk Point Overnight
Contact: Seth Ausubel 917-842-4002
Meet at Hampton Bays Diner


Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Birding: Eagles at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
3:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

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