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Monday, February 17, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of February 22, 2014 to February 23, 2014:

Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday February 22, 2014
New Jersey Hotspots
Leader: Robert Machover
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman – or 917-903-3486
Registration opens: Monday February 10
Ride: $40


Littoral Society
Saturday, February 22, 2014, 10:00am
Winter Waterfowl and Seal Walk
Bring your binoculars and join us on a trek around Sandy Hook, and coastal estuaries and ponds for a look at the seals and waterfowl that over winter at here. Meet at 10 a.m., Building 18, Sandy Hook. Afterwards, return to the Society headquarters and warm up with snacks and toasty beverages.
Call to reserve (732)-291-0055 -- we need a head count.
Cost: $5 per Person
Location : ALS Headquarters, Building #18, Sandy Hook, NJ


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, February 22, 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, February 23, 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)


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Birding: Eagles at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and...

Birding: Winter Birds at Martling Pond (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

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.

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