Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, January 28, 2017 to Sunday, January 29, 2017:

Bedford Audubon Society
Sunday, January 29, 2017, 10am – 12pm
Nature Walk: Winter Tree ID at Muscoot Farm
Join Naturalist Tait Johansson to learn to use a tree’s structure, bark and other clues to ID it even after the leaves have fallen. Level of difficulty: Easy. Dress warm. Please register at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-232-1999.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Waterfowl medley of Brooklyn Coast and Marshes
Leader: Heydi Lopes
Focus: primarily waterfowl, ducks and marsh species; raptors,
Car fee: $10.00
Registrar: Bobbi Manian email roberta.manian@gmail.com
Registration Period: Jan 21st – Jan 26th
Note: likely locations begins with Marine Park Salt Marsh, Plumb Beach and Floyd Bennett Field

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, January 28, 2017
Pelham Bay Park
Leader: Rob Jett a.k.a. The City Birder
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman — ellenh33@icloud.com or 917-903-3486
Registration opens: Monday, January 16
Ride: $15

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturdays -- 9/3/2016 - 6/24/2017: 11:00 a.m.
Debbie Becker leads a free bird walk at the Garden every Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm beginning at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, January 28, 9am - Sunday, January 29, 7pm
Winter Waterfowl Weekend at Montauk
Guide: Gabriel Willow
The gatherings of sea ducks around Montauk Point are the largest winter concentrations in New York State; the Christmas Bird Count on Montauk Point consistently tallies from 125 to 135 species, one of the best totals in the Northeast. Species that come to feed on the Point’s rich kelp and mussel beds include common and red-throated loon, common eider, all three scoter species, bufflehead, common goldeneye, great cormorant, and red-breasted merganser. Harlequin duck and king eider also occur here regularly during the winter. Accommodations at Daunt's Albatross in Montauk. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $295 ($55 single supplement)
Click here to register

Sunday, January 29, 2017, 12pm – 2pm
Weekly on Sunday, until Mar 12, 2017
Winter Seals and Waterbirds of NY Harbor
Guide: NYC Audubon guide
Meet at South Street Seaport’s Pier 17 and come aboard NY Water Taxi’s eco-friendly vessel for a winter adventure in New York Harbor. Look for harbor seals on the rocky shores of Governor’s Island and the more remote Hoffman and Swinburne Islands. Learn about the surprisingly diverse winter birds of New York City, including ducks, geese, loons, and sandpipers, many of which migrate south from the Arctic. See the Statue of Liberty and pass under the Verrazano Bridge. Dress warmly. Limited to 90. To register, contact New York Water Taxi at 212-742-1969 or www.nywatertaxi.com. $35 for adults; $25 for children under 12; $105 for family pack for 2 adults and 2 children

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, January 29, 2017 @ 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Crooke’s Point @ Great Kills Park
Maritime spits such as Crooke’s Point are dynamic typographical features which are formed and sculpted by water and wind action. Join naturalist Paul T. Lederer in a talk and walk where he will discuss the geology and human history of the site as well as the plants and animals that call this place home. Participants will meet at the Beach Center Parking Lot in Great Kills Park near the dirt road leading out to Crooke’s Point. To get to the Beach Center Parking Lot, follow Buffalo Street to just before it turns into the dirt permit road.
For more information or directions contact Paul Lederer at (718) 987-1576.

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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017
Montauk Point
Leader: Ian Resnick - 917-626-9562
Where: Montauk Point Lighthouse, 2000 New York 27, Montauk, NY 11954, USA (map)
Description: Meet by 7:45
Please contact leaders at least 2 days before trip to let them know you are attending

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