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Monday, December 08, 2014

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of December 13, 2014 to December 14, 2014:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Family Birdwatching, 3–4 pm
Learn how to identify common birds that populate the Park in the winter months.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Ducks of Kings County
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: primarily duck species, along with other bird species
Car pool: $12.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration Period: Dec 2nd- Dec 11th


Littoral Society
December 13, 2014, 5pm-9pm
Holiday Party
Join us in presenting our second annual "Coastal Conservation Award" to the NYC Dept. of Parks' Jamaica Bay/Rockaway Parks Recovery and Resiliency Corps. At the party there will also be a showing of a trailer to Dan Hendrick's "Jamaica Bay Lives", a year-long documentary film on the history, ecology and beauty of the bay.

Before the Party there will be a nature hike at the nearby Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge at 3pm.

Location: American Legion Hall on Crossbay Blvd.
in Broad Channel (located 1/4 mile south of the refuge).

Cost: $75 includes buffet dinner

Buffet includes:
beer and wine, appetizers, desserts, plus an Ugly Auction (bring items if you have), a Silent Auction (good stuff), door prizes (more good stuff) and a FLAMENCO DANCE PERFORMANCE.

To pay by check: Make out to ALS and send to American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.

To pay online go to:
For more information call (718) 474-0896 or e-mail:
Ride: $25


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, December 13, 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, December 14, 2014, 9:30am – 11:30am
Fall Birding at Wave Hill, The Bronx
Guide: Gabriel Willow With Wave Hill Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult.
Reservations recommended, online at, by calling 718-549-3200 x305 or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Severe weather cancels; for updates call 718-549-3200 x245 by 8am the day of the walk. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Great Kills Park
Join birder Anthony Ciancimino for birding at Great Kills Park. There should be a nice amount of wintering waterfowl and shorebirds on the mudflats and surrounding areas. After checking those areas, we will check the fields by the playgrounds for Horned Lark and Snow Bunting. Meet in the first parking lot, just off of Hylan Boulevard. We will then carpool to the beach front parking lot.
For more information, call Anthony Ciancimino at 347-401-3619.


South Shore Audubon Society
December 14, 2014
Alley Pond Park

All walks start at 9:30 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
Any questions please Call Joe at (516) 467-9498.
For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Winter Wildlife Viewing at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
9:00 a.m.
This time of year is perfect to spot migrating birds and waterfowl which will call our parks home for the winter.

Inwood Owl Prowl at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller.

Sunday, December 14, 2014
Birding at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens
9:00 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Winter Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel…

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