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Monday, March 17, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

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

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturdays, March 1 – 29, 12 – 1 p.m.
Explore the Park's natural areas and learn how to look for amazing birds.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Brooklyn "Wildcard"
Leader: Keir Randall
Focus: Best birding activity location(s) cluster or pursuit of rare birds will be determined by the week's listserve reports for Brooklyn area
Car Fee: $10 if car pool; otherwise travel determined by the leader if public transportation
Registrar: Dennis Hrehowsik, email
Registration Period: March 11th - March 20th


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 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, March 23, 2014, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families
Sundays, March 2 - May 25, 10-11am Guides: NYC Audubon Offered by the Central Park Conservancy Meet at the Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). Bring the kids and visit one of New York City’s richest bird habitats. Learn as a family how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Visitor Center. For weather cancellation information, call 212-860-1370. Limited to 20. Age 5 and up.
Free. Click here to learn more and to register

Sunday, March 23, 2014, 12pm – 2pm
Winter Seals and Waterbirds of NY Harbor
THREE NEW TOURS! Sundays, March 16, 23 and 30, 12-2pm Guide: Nadir Souirgi With New York Water Taxi 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 (Staten Island)
Saturday, March 22, 2014, Noon to 2:00 P.M.
Spring Plant Walk
Herbs, weeds, and other plants are greening up as the sun grows stronger. Join herbalist Gert Coleman for a walk along the beach and through the paths and gardens at Conference House Park to identify both wild and cultivated medicinal and culinary plants. Meet in the parking lot at the end of Hylan Boulevard.
For more information email or call 718-356-9235.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 22, 2014
The Year Round and Migratory Birds of Northern Manhattan at Payson Education Center (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Learn to identify and value the flora and fauna of Fort Tryon Park with Leslie Day, author of Field Guide to the Street Trees of New York City and Field Guide to the…

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.

Sunday, March 23, 2014
Freshkills Park Birding Tour at Eltingville Transit Center (in Freshkills Park), Staten Island
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join us as we search for the birds of Freshkills Park along the site's wetlands, creeks and meadows with naturalists from the Staten Island Museum.

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