Monday, September 01, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of September 6, 2014 to September 7, 2014:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Pop-Up Audubon
Saturdays and Sundays, April 5 – October 19, 12 – 5 p.m. / November – December, 12 – 4 p.m.
Free
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 8 a.m.
Early Morning Bird Walk: Fall Migration
Free
Meet the amazing birds of Prospect Park on this expert-guided walk.
Start your Sunday morning surrounded by nature!

Pop-Up Audubon
Saturdays and Sundays, April 5 – October 19, 12 – 5 p.m. / November – December, 12 – 4 p.m.
Free
The Prospect Park Alliance presents Pop-Up Audubon, now in its second season, invites families to directly engage with nature through outdoor learning in locations around the Park.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Prospect Park
Meet: 7:30 am at Grand Army Plaza Stranahan Statue park entrance
Leader: Sean Zimmer

Sunday, September 7, 2014
World Shorebird Day at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: waterbirds, shorebirds, early passerines
Car fee: $10.00
Registrar: Heidi Steiner-Nanz, email heidi.steiner@verizon.net
Registration period: August 26th - Sept 4th

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, September 6, 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, September 6, 2014, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walk
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, September 7, 2014, 8am – 11am
Fall Warbler Identification Workshop (trip)
Class: Thursday, September 4, 6:30-8:30pm Trip: Sunday, September 7, 8-11am Instructor: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC Identifying “confusing fall warblers” can be tricky, even for the experts. Come study some of the most puzzling species that stop through our area during fall migration with expert Joe Giunta, and then enjoy a second session in the “classroom” of Central Park.
Limited to 12. $65 (45)
Click here to register!

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10am – 11am
Birding for Families in Central Park
BIRDING FOR FAMILIES IN CENTRAL PARK Sundays, September 7–November 30, 10-11am Guide: 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. As a family, learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Center. For weather cancellation information, call 212-860-1370.
Limited to 20. Age 5 and up.
Free

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, September 7, 2014, 10:30 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.
Greenbelt Loop and Lunch
We’ll walk 6 moderate miles starting and ending at the Greenbelt Nature Center, with lunch at High Rock. This walk includes a gradual climb up Moses’ Mountain. Bring ample water and lunch. Wear a long-sleeved shirt, comfortable pants and a hat. Shorts are not recommended. Meet at 10:30 a.m. sharp at the Greenbelt Nature Center on Rockland Avenue and Brielle Avenue. If it’s raining at the time of the walk, the event is postponed to Sunday, September 14.
For more information, e-mail Hillel Lofaso at hillel5757@gmail.com or call 718-477-0545.

Sunday, September 7, 2014, 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Old Mill Road
Meet behind St Andrew’s Church, at the end of Old Mill Road. We will experience ecological succession in action while hiking a landscape once deforested by British troops during the American Revolution.
For more information e-mail Will Lenihan at wleni5584@gmail.com or call 518-645-0220.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 6, 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!

Fall Migration Walk in Inwood Hill Park at 218th Street and Indian Road (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.
Learn about the migratory birds of the season in the new wetlands and the ancient forest.
Free!

Sunday, September 7, 2014
Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
1:00 p.m.
The Old Pelham Bay landfill remains closed to the public, making it a great place to watch migrating birds of prey.
Free!

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