Monday, November 16, 2015

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of Saturday, November 21, 2015 to Sunday, November 22, 2015:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, November 21, 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

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Hiking the Long Island Greenbelt: Heckscher State Park and Bayard Arboretum
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: waterfowl, winter species, raptors, rarity potential
Registrar: Peter Dorosh Prosbird@aol.com or text only cell # 347-622-3559
Registration Period: November 14th - November 19th
Note: This is a Long Island Railroad trip. The registrar will inform participants of the train departure time from the Atlantic Ave terminal. There is extensive walking, likely 5 plus miles. Wear comfortable shoes or light hikers; bring lunch and water. Site profile http://www.ligreenbelt.org/

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Sunday November 22, 2015, 9:00am
Morton NWR
Leaders: Bob Grover (516-318-8536), Ken Thompson (631-612-8028)

Sunrise Highway east past Shinnecock Canal. Look for A North Sea Road Noyack sign and bear left on CR52. Stay on CR52 and then turn left at light onto CR38. After 1.4 miles on CR38, turn right onto Noyack Road after 5 miles turn left onto refuge.

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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Birding Montauk and the South Fork
Winter waterfowl abound including scoters, eiders, loons, gannets,and numerous pond ducks. This is an all day trip.

Directions: LIE to exit 70, Manorville. Go south on Route 111 to Route 27. Take Route 27 east all the way to Montauk Point Lighthouse. There may be a parking fee. Meet by the restaurant opposite the parking lot.
Registration: 516-433-5590

Sunday, November 22, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Bayard Cutting Arboretum Bird Walk, Great River
We will explore this former estate looking for birds along the numerous trails amidst the spectacular trees and other plants. Open water should reveal winter resident waterfowl.

Directions: Take Southern State Parkway to exit 45onto South Country Road. Head east until you come to entrance on your right. There may be an entrance fee.
Registration: 631-885-1881

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Jones Beach and Point Lookout
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Karen Asakawa — avocet501@gmail.com or 347-306-0690
Registration opens: Monday November 9
Ride: $25

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 21, 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, November 21, 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.


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North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, November 21, 2015
North Shore Duck Walk
Leader: Jennifer Wilson-Pines
Meet: Macy's in Manhasset

Notes: Walks are for beginners and experienced birders alike. Weather permitting, walks start at 9:30 AM unless indicated. 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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 10:00am – 2:00pm
Forest Restoration Workshop – Willowbrook Park
Cost: Free
Contact: Don Recklies 718-768-9036 / Chuck Perry 718-667-1393

Sunday, November 22, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Crooke’s Point, Great Kills Park
Cost: Free
Contact: Paul T. Lederer 718-987-1576

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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, November 21, 2015, 8am – 12pm
South Shore Potpourri
Leader: Ian Resnick 917-626-9562

Be sure to CONTACT LEADER to confirm meeting time/place

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Point Lookout Park

Notes:
All walks start at 9:00 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, November 21, 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!

Ranger's Choice: Green-Wood Cemetery Bird Walk and History Tour at Green-wood Cemetery
11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Learn about Greenwood Cemetery and the birds that thrive among its grounds. Participants are chosen by lottery: enter at nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, November 11th.
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!

Sunday, November 22, 2015
Birding: Owls at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. This birding program fill focus on owls, and beginners are welcome. Free!

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