Monday, November 09, 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 14, 2015 to Sunday, November 15, 2015:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, November 14, 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 14, 2015
"BQ Wildcard"
Leaders: Bobbi Manian and Dennis Hrehowsik
Focus: the latest Rare Bird Alert reports and listserve postings for quality birds in Brooklyn & /or Queens
Car Fee: $12.00
Registrar: Dennis Hrehowsik deepseagangster@gmail.com
Registration Period: November 7th - November 12th

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City Island Bird Walks
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, 8:30 AM - Noon
Fall Migration Walk/ Birding at Bartow

Meet at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum
All Walks are Free!
Basic Information:
Our walks are free, informal, friendly and fun. The walks usually last about 4 hours, depending on many variables, which include weather, birds, and fatigue. If you want to leave early, there are no hard feelings.
Please come prepared! Bring binoculars and a field guide if you have one. I will bring a spotting scope but feel free to bring your own if you have one.
Beginners especially welcome!
No dogs!

Driving to Bartow- Pell is the easiest way to travel here. Public transportation is possible but arduous. Be sure to leave extra time on weekends.
Here’s directions by car and bus.
Birds are coming, lets go find them! Meet in the Bartow Pell Mansion Museum lot. This is our second walk there and who know what we might find.

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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 9:00am
Hallock Farm Museum Fields and Hallock State Park
Trip Leader: Mary Laura Lamont

​The walk starts at the Hallock Museum Farm on Sound Avenue in Riverhead. The roughly 2 mile walk goes through Museum fields checking the hedgerows and into the woods of the new Hallock State Park. Walking into the park we will reach dunes with spectacular views of Long Island Sound. We are hoping for a variety of migrants, and wintering birds. Bring binoculars. Dress for the weather. There is a $7 charge for this walk, $5 for members of Hallock Museum Farm. The fee benefits the Museum’s education fund. Please call the Museum for reservations, 631-298-5292.

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Fresh Kills Park (Staten Island)
Saturday, November 14, 2015, 1:00pm
Nature Hike
Enjoy a guided nature hike through Freshkills Park and learn about habitats, wildlife, and research projects at the site.
This 1-2 mile trek includes moderate to steep elevations. Water, bug spray, and comfortable shoes recommended. Space is limited, ages 10+.
Free.
Meet shuttle into the park at Schmul Park (Wild Ave and Melvin Ave)
Sign up at EventBrite

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Time: 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Fee Information: FREE
Contact Name: Don Riepe
Contact Phone Number: (718) 474-0896

Learn about the behavior, biology and where to find waterfowl in winter in NYC. Slide presentation followed by a hike around the ponds. Leader: donriepe@gmail.com. (2.5 miles) Bus Q53,Q52, A train to Broad Channel station.

Sunday, November 15, 2015
Explore the Mysterious Back Woods at Fort Tilden
Location: Building 1 at Fort Tilden - Queens
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Fee Information: FREE
Contact Name: Ryan Visitor Center
Contact Phone Number: 718-338-3799

The leaves have fallen and the mysteries of the "back woods" at Ft.Tilden are now revealed. Walk the woods with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen to search for signs of winter wildlife and little-known historic fortifications of World War II. An American Littoral Society/Gateway partnership program.

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, November 15, 2015, 8:00 am
Wertheim NWR
Leaders: Alice Heller (631-827-6561), John Gluth (631-827-0120)

From the intersection of Montauk and William Floyd Highways in Shirley, proceed West on Montauk Highway 7/10 of a mile to traffic light (Smith Road) turn left, go over the railroad tracks and make first right into Wertheim. There are signs both on Montauk Highway and on Smith Road at the turnoff into Wertheim.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday November 2
Ride: $15 or public transportation

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, November 14, 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 14, 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, November 14, 2015, 10am – 1pm
Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Guides: Don Riepe, Tod Winston with American Littoral Society
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Refuge Visitor Center for a slide presentation and walk along the trails and ponds to look for waterfowl and other birds. Learn about the many species of ducks and geese that spend the winter in New York City and how to identify them. For more information and to register, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or donriepe@gmail.com. Limited to 25. Free

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North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Stehli Beach (west end of Bayville)
Leader: Lindy Nielsen 628-1315

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)
November 14, 2015, 9:00am – 11:00am
Charleston/Clay Pit Pond Discovery
Arthur Kill Rd and Sharrotts Rd
Staten Island, NY 10309
Cost: Free

November 15, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
North Mt. Loretto State Forest
North Mt. Loretto State Forest
Amboy Rd
Staten Island, NY
Cost: Free
Contact: Clay Wollney 718-869-6327

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Jones Beach West End 2

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 14, 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!

Birding: Raptor Migration at Shore Parkway and Rabbi Block Street (in Calvert Vaux Park), Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
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 15, 2015
Birding at 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

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