Monday, December 07, 2015

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for the weekend of Saturday, December 12, 2015 to Sunday, December 13, 2015:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, December 12, 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, December 12, 2015
Fort Tilden and Breezy Point Seabirds Walk
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Hiking the Western Rockaway terminus for seabirds and dune species. 6 + miles -extensive walking.
Registrar: Peter Dorosh Prosbird@aol.com or cell # 347-622-3559 (text only)
Registration Period: December 5th - December 10th
Meet: 8 am at Flatbush Avenue's Target Store main entrance for the Q 35 bus terminus stop. This retail locale is accessed from the IRT train last stop "Flatbush Avenue/ Brooklyn College ". http://web.mta.info/nyct/service/twoline.htm . Walk south two blocks on Flatbush Avenue

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday December 12, 2015, 9:00am
Montauk
Leaders: Bob Grover (516-318-8536), Ken Thompson (631-612-8028)
Meet at Lighthouse parking lot. Latecomers can still join in the vicinity of the restaurant overlook. Directions Route 27 to 27A to end.

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Hudson River Audubon Society of Westchester
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Greenwich Point Park, Connecticut
Meet near the concession stand at 8AM.
Wintering loons, grebes and ducks should be found. If we are lucky, an owl or two.

Hudson River Audubon Society field trips are free. Non-members/ newcomers are welcome and are encouraged to join us as members ($20 introductory offer).
Bring binoculars and field guides if you have them. Some are available for loan for those who need them. Dress appropriately for the weather. For more information call Michael Bochnik at (914) 237-9331.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturday, December 12, 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
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 9:30am – 11:30am
Fall Birding at Wave Hill, the Bronx
Guide: Gabriel Willow with Wave Hill
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Advanced registration is recommended, either online at www.wavehill.org, at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling 718-549-3200 x251. (Walks run rain or shine; in case of severe weather call the number above for updates.) Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see www.wavehill.org for more information). Meet at Perkins Visitor Center at 9:30am

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Long Pond Park
Cost: Free
Contact: Clay Wollney (718) 869-6327
We will look for evidence of animal life, especially deer, raccoons and other mammals in the winter woodlands surrounding Long Pond. We will also look for the bird life, examine the geology of the area and observe evidence of past human use of the area during this unhurried stroll through about one and a half miles of the park. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about three blocks northwest of Hylan Boulevard.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, December 12, 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!

Inwood Owl Prowl at Seaman Avenue and Isham Street Entrance (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
4:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.
Bring the whole family and find out as you roam the winter woods in search of owls with expert naturalist Mike Feller.
Free!

Birding: Owls at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island
6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
As the leaves fall and temperatures drop, its a great time of year to spot owls that are migrating south, and might spend the winter in New York City's parks.
Free!

Sunday, December 13, 2015
Winter Wildlife Viewing at Albert H. Mauro Playground (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
As we near the winter season, its a wonderful time of year to spot birds which migrate to New York City's parks.
Free!!

Winter Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the…

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