Monday, March 23, 2015

Upcoming Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of Saturday, March 28, 2015 to Sunday, March 29, 2015:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 1 pm – 2:30 pm
Introduction to Birdwatching
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Carnarsie Park and the Southeast Brooklyn coast
Leader: Bobbi Manian
Focus: early spring migrants, sparrows, coastal species, waterbirds, gulls, returning raptors
Car fee: $12.00
Registrar: Mike Yuan, email mjyuan@gmail.com
Registration Period: March 17th - March 26th

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 28, 2015 (rain date March 29)
Early Spring Birding in the Greenbelt, Staten Island
Leader: Howard Fischer
Registrar: Judy Rabi – jsrabi@verizon.net or 917-658-1832
Registration opens: Monday, March 16
Ride: $20

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Littoral Society
Saturday, March 28, 2015, 10:00am - 01:00pm
Early Spring Bird Walk!
Join the American Littoral Society at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge for a hike around the ponds and gardens to look for egrets, ibis, osprey, and other early returning species.
Location : Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Contact : To RSVP: Call (718) 474-0896, or e-mail donriepe@gmail.com

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, March 28, 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, March 28, 2015, 10am – 1pm
Early Spring Migrants at Jamaica Bay
Guides: Don Riepe With Gateway National Recreation Area
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center. Hike around the East and West Ponds and gardens to look for returning ibis, egrets, oystercatchers, phoebes, and other migrants. There will be a digital slide program before the hike.
To register, contact Don Riepe at 917-371-8577 or donriepe@gmail.com. Limited to 25. Free

Saturday, March 28, 2015, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
The Sky-Dance of the Woodcock
Guide: Gabriel Willow
The American Woodcock is a remarkable bird: it is in the sandpiper family but lives in woodlands, often far from beaches. The male performs an incredible crepuscular aerial display and song early in the spring, soon after the snow melts in the northern US. There are a few places around NYC where they perform this display. Let's go look for it (and bats and owls and other critters, too) at Floyd Bennett Field!
Bring binoculars, comfortable shoes, a headlamp or flashlight, and a snack for a post-woodcock picnic. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to12. $90 (63)
Click here to register

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North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Alley Pond Environmental Center
Leader: Trudy Horowitz 718-224-8432

Walks are for beginners and experienced birders alike.
Weather permitting, walks start at 9:30 AM unless indicated by ***, in which case, the walk will start at 6:30 am on BIG Day.
If in doubt, please call the trip leader.
Please note: all phone numbers are area code 516 unless otherwise indicated.
In most cases, the contacts are also leaders for the respective walks.
Go to our website at http://northshoreaudubon.org/for directions.
We would like to encourage carpooling, where possible.

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 29, 2015
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.
For more information or in case of questionable weather conditions, please phone Joe at 516 467-9498 .
For directions to our bird-watching locations, click here.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Introduction to Bird Watching 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 of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Birding Basics at BRC Senior Center (in Sara D. Roosevelt Park), Manhattan
11:00 a.m.
Let the Urban Park Rangers guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

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