Monday, March 24, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of March 29, 2014 to March 30, 2014:

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

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Floyd Bennett Field
Leader: Rob Jett aka "The City Birder"
Focus: Raptors, grassland species, open field species, waterbirds and ducks
Car Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Mike Yuan, email mjyuan@gmail.com
Registration Period: March 18th - March 27th

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Birding the Greenbelt in Staten Island
Leader: Howard Fischer
Registrar: Judy Rabi – jsrabi@verizon.net or 917-658-1832
Registration opens: Monday March 17
Ride: $20

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Littoral Society
Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10 AM – 1 PM
Early Spring Bird Walk
Guide: Don Riepe, American Littoral Society
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center and join naturalist Don Riepe for a hike around the ponds and gardens to look for egrets, ibis, osprey, oystercatchers and many other early migrants as well as wintering birds. This free hike is in partnership with NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area.
For questions and rsvp, email: NEChapter@littoralsociety.org or contact (718)474-0896.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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 30, 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 www.nywatertaxi.com. $35 for adults; $25 for children under 12 (no member discount)

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Northshore Audubon Society
Saturday, March 29, 2014
Alley Pond Park
Meet: 76th Ave Parking Lot
Contacts: Trudy Horowitz (718-224-8432), Joan Perry (365-7191)
Walks are for beginners and experienced birders alike. Weather permitting, walks start at 9:30 a.m. unless indicated otherwise. If in doubt, call the trip leader. Please note: all phone numbers are code 516 unless otherwise shown. In most cases, your contacts are the trip leaders.
For questions, contact Wendy Murbach at 546-6303.
For directions, click sitefinder.
We encourage carpooling where feasable.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 29, 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!

Sunday, March 30, 2014
Birding: Winter Birds at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
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…
Free!

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