Monday, November 23, 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 28, 2015 to Sunday, November 29, 2015:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, November 28, 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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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 28, 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 28, 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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8:00am – 10:00am
Mount Loretto Unique Area
Cost: Free
Join birder Anthony Ciancimino for a guided walk through the fields of Mount Loretto Unique Area. The focus on this walk will be a search for wintering songbirds in the fields and thickets and waterfowl on the ponds as well as in the bay. Meet in the parking lot along Hylan Boulevard, opposite the CYO Center.
Contact: Anthony Ciancimino

Sunday, November 29, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Crooke’s Point, Great Kills Park
Cost: Free
Join Paul T. Lederer for a “Talk and Walk” at Crooke’s Point. Mr. Lederer has played an active role in working to protect the ecology of Crooke’s Point from National Park Service’s plan to “restore” Crooke’s Point. The natural history, as well as updates on the Crooke’s Point restoration project, will be highlighted. Meet at the Beach Center parking lot at the beginning of the dirt road leading to Crooke’s Point.
Contact: Paul T. Lederer 718-987-1576

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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 8am – 12pm
Grand Jones Beach
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 29, 2015
Hempstead Lake State 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 28, 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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