Monday, February 03, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of February 8, 2014 to February 9, 2014:

Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sundays, January 12, February 16 | 10 a.m.
Bird Walk
Join naturalist Brad Klein on these walks and identify birds and other wildlife around BBG. Walks are free with garden admission. Meet at the Visitor Center.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Coney Island Pier to Coney Island Creek – 4-mile walk
Leader: Rob Jett aka "The City Birder"
Registrar: Anne Lazarus – amlazarus [AT] earthlink.net or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday January 27
Public transportation

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, February 8, 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 9, 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, February 9, 2014, 12pm – 7pm
Soaring Raptors: Eagles and Owls of the Hudson River Valley, NY
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC You don’t have to travel to Alaska to see our country’s emblem, the bald eagle. Thanks to one of the most successful reintroduction programs on record, many eagles now soar over the nearby Hudson Valley. Travel with us to see this spectacular raptor, and possibly spot the secretive short-eared owl. Bring lunch. Transport by private coach included. Limited to 35. $75
Click here to register!

Sunday, February 9, 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 8, 2014, Noon to 2:00 P. M.
Lower Page Avenue Woods
Explore the woodlands above the beach at the beach end of Page Avenue. Besides shed antlers and other signs of wildlife we will be looking for old foundations and evidence of human occupation in the past few centuries. Dress sturdily, water-proof footwear and warm clothes are suggested.
For more information call Clay Wollney at 718-303-7825.

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Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Croton Point Park
All Day Trip
Leader: Ian Resnick

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Pelham Bay Park

All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
Any questions please Call Steve at (516) 987-8103.
For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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!

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