Monday, September 14, 2015

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of Saturday, September 19, 2015 to Monday, September 20, 2015:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, September 19, 2015, 12–1 pm
Introduction to Bird Watching
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

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 2 pm
Family Bird Watching
Did you know that as an Important Bird Area, Prospect Park supports an exceptional diversity of migrating birds and is an essential stopover for about 250 species of birds? After learning how to use binoculars, participants of all ages can join Alliance Naturalists on a walk to learn how to identify these birds!

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Fort Tilden, Rockaway
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: Fall migrants peak. Raptors, swallows, warblers, and other passerines.
Car fee: $12.00
Registrar: Heidi Steiner -Nanz Heidi Steiner-Nanz email heidi.steiner@verizon.net or call before 8 pm 718- 369-2116
Registration Period: Sept 8th - Sept 17th

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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, September 20, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Jones Beach
We will look for fall migrants that take shelter on the barrier beach before continuing south. These could include many of our rarer shorebirds, neotropical songbirds, and plenty more. You never know when a rarity may pop up!
Directions: Take Wantagh or Meadowbrook Pkwy and follow the signs to Coast Guard Station at the West End. Meet at the Coast Guard parking lot near the restrooms.
Registration: 631-885-1881

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, September 19, 2015
New Jersey Hotspots
Leader: Robert Machover
Registrar: Sandra Maury — sandramaury39@gmail.com or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Tuesday September 8
Ride: $40

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, September 19, 2015
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 19, 2015, 8:00am – 9:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks, The Bronx
Guides: NYC Audubon 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.

Saturday, September 19, 2015, 10am – 2pm
International Coastal Cleanup, with NYC Audubon and Sadhana
Join NYC Audubon and Sadhana for the International Coastal Cleanup, a global day of service dedicated to preserving the qualities of beaches and oceanfront habitat. Registration is required. Bus transportation from Manhattan is available (space is limited).
Click here for more information and to register.

Sunday, September 20, 2015, 9am – 4pm
Hook Mountain Hawk Watch, NY
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC
Part of the Palisades Interstate Park system, Hook Mountain has commanding views of all nearby mountains ridges and the Hudson River. From this inland hawk watch spot we expect to see many species of migrating raptors, including broad-winged and red-shouldered hawks, bald eagles, accipiters, and falcons. Note: this trip requires a 35-minute hike up and down the mountainside. Bring binoculars, water, and and a bag lunch to enjoy atop the mountain watching the hawks fly overhead. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $99 (69)
Click here to register

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Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Hook Mt. (or RBA chase)
Leader: Bob Dieterich 732-583-5843
Hook Mountain is a nearby hawk watching venue that has been quite productive. We will enjoy the day here unless a rarity shows up and coerces us into a chase!

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Point Lookout Town Park
Notes:
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, September 19, 2015
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds.
Free!

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!

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