Monday, May 19, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of May 24, 2014 to May 25, 2014:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturdays, through June 28, 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, May 24, 2014
Doodletown and Sterling Forest
Leader: Tom Preston
Focus: migration peak and early breeding birds
Car Fee: $35.00
Registrar: JoAnn Preston, email (preferred) jocrochet@verizon.net or call 1-718-344-8420 before 9PM
Registration Period: May 13th - May 22nd
Note: group limited to 16 participants

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday May 24, 2014; rain date May 25
Doodletown and Mine Road
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Anne Lazarus – amlazarus@earthlink.net or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday May 12
Ride: $30

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, May 24, 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
Saturday, May 24, 2014, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walk (spring)
Guide: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

Sunday, May 25, 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

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North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Lenore Figueroa: 718-343-1391

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.
The early winter walks are leaderless. For questions, contact Wendy Murbach at 546-6303.
For directions, click sitefinder view.
We encourage carpooling where feasable.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.
High Rock Park
Meet in the Nevada Avenue parking lot at High Rock Park. Participants will experience the legacy of biodiversity left behind by the Wisconsin Glacier 12,000 years ago. The diverse glacial soil of High Rock Park Supports an even more diverse array of native wildflowers. We will search for these species and visit scenic Stump Pond along the way.
For more information e-mail Will Lenihan at wleni5584@gmail.com or call 518-645-0220.

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Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Sterling Forest Minitrip
Leader: Arie Gilbert 917-693-7178
Note: Mini Trips break after lunch +/-

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, May 24, 2014
Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.
NYC Audubon experts lead the way as we marvel at quirky but logical bird behavior and delicate feathers in exquisite patterns. Bring binoculars if you have them and wear sturdy…
Free!

Summer on the Hudson: Nature Walks at West 79th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
May 24th’s walk will start at the 79th Street Boat Basin and will explore the trees and birds along the river to the gardens at West 91st Street.
Free!

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers at Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.
Free!

Introduction to Bird Watching at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Join the Alliance to learn about the 250 species of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Birding: Hawk Watch at High Rock Park, Staten Island
9:00 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Freshkills Park Birding Hike 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.
Free!

Pop-Up Audubon: Wonderful Warblers at Binnen Bridge (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, which invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.
Free!

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