Monday, January 27, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of February 1, 2014 to February 2, 2014:

Audubon Nature Center in Prospect Park
Sunday, February 2, 2014, 10am
Morning Bird Walk: Backyard Birds
Free
See the birds that call the Park home all winter. Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Edward Forsythe NWR "Brigantine" and Barnegat Light, mid coast New Jersey
Leader: Tom Preston
Focus: Residing Winter ducks & waterfowl, hardy shorebirds, variety of raptors, possible alcids, and typical passerines found in this season, potential RBA species
Car fee: suggested $45.00
Registrar: JoAnn Preston, email (preferred) jocrochet@verizon.net or call 1-718-344-8420 before 9PM
Registration period: Jan. 21st - Jan. 30th
http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Edwin_B_Forsythe/
http://www.njaudubon.org/SectionBirdingSites/BarnegatInlet.aspx

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Prospect Park
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen – information only richjack115@aol.com or 718-596-2387
No registration – public transportation
Meet at Grand Army Plaza (Stranahan Statue) at 8:30 am

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Littoral Society
Sunday, February 02, 2014, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Exploring Dead Horse Bay
Meet at Main Entrance Ranger Station at Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY.
Hike the trails and shorelines of Dead Horse Bay with American Littoral Society Naturalist, Mickey Maxwell Cohen, author of "Exploring the Trails of Dead Horse Bay". This hike will be over one mile in length.
This program is in partnership with Gateway National Recreation Area.

Location : Main Entrance Ranger Station, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY
Contact : bmcohen2@gmail.com or call (718)474-0896

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, February 1, 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
Sunday, February 2, 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 (Staten Island)
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 1:00 P. M. to 3:00 P. M.
Wolfe’s Pond Park
Containing mature upland woods, swamp forest, open marsh, ponds, and shoreline on Raritan Bay, Wolfe’s Pond Park is one of the most diverse parks in the city. Meet at the comfort stations at the end of the parking lot. The entrance to the parking lot is located off of Cornelia Avenue (http://goo.gl/maps/n8XBa).
For more information call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or email john.paul.learn@gmail.com.

Sunday, February 2, 2014, 2:00 P. M. to 4:00 P. M.
Acme Pond
Acme Pond is a diverse ecosystem, located on the North side of Hylan Boulevard and Wolfe’s Pond Park. This walk will take us through hiking trails in some of the most idyllic woodlands in all of New York City, leading to a view of the freshwater pond. We will meet at the corner of Seguine Avenue and Herbert Street. Street parking is available on Herbert Street and in parking lots off of Herbert Street (http://goo.gl/maps/59dvC).
For more information call John Paul Learn at 718-619-5051 or email at john.paul.learn@gmail.com.

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