Monday, January 30, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 4, 2017 to Sunday, February 5, 2017:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10am – 11am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Backyard Birds
Join the Prospect Park Alliance and learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count and search for your favorite “backyard bird.” Find woodpeckers, chickadees and nuthatches eating from feeders along Prospect Park’s nature trails.
Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Saturday February 4, 2017 – Meet at 8am
Montauk
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Always cold and exciting, a field trip to Montauk Point, Camp Hero and other Points of Interest in the Montauk area, is planned. We will meet at 8 am at the closed Concession Stand at the Lighthouse - The End - and work our way back west! Dress in multiple layers and dress WARMLY (The Restrooms are open - and heated) We will be checking our recent reports for the rare birds which sometimes appear in the general area, and as always, view Block Island Sound from the Camp Hero Bluffs for great rafts of seabirds. Contact Eileen Schwinn, beachmed@optonline.net for more info, and 516-662-7751 the day of the Field Trip.

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Experience the Winter Beach at Fort Tilden
The sun, moon and earth are in position today to create a notable low tide. Explore the intertidal zone and walk the sea floor with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen, author of "Adventures at the Beach" to observe the usually-hidden biological treasures from beyond the tides. This is an American Littoral Society partnership program.
Location: Fort Tilden, Building 1
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:30am
Jones Beach West End
Leaders: Mike Cooper (516-523-2369), Bob Grover (516-318-8536)
Meet in the parking lot near the Coast Guard Station at West End.

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Hudson River Audubon Society
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Thompson Pond Preserve
We will search for wintering Golden Eagles
Meet at the preserve at 9 AM
Directions: Take the Taconic Parkway to the exit for Route 199.
Go east on Route 199 to Route 82;
Follow Route 82 south to Pine Plains.
Turn right onto Lake Road, and follow 1.6 miles to the parking area and preserve entrance on left.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 4, 2017 — Rain date February 5
Coney Island Creek to Coney Island Pier
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Regina Ryan — reginaryan@reginaryanbooks.com or 212-787-5589
Registration opens: Monday, January 23
Public transportation

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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, February 4, 2017, 9am – 3pm
Winter Waterfowl of the Brooklyn Coast
Guide: Kellye Rosenheim
Join Kellye Rosenheim on a tour of Brooklyn’s most productive coastal winter waterfowl sites. We’ll visit Bush Terminal Piers Park, Gravesend, and Calvert Vaux in search of saltwater species such as common goldeneye, long-tailed ducks, loons, and horned and red-necked grebes. Transport by passenger van included.
Limited to 12. $86 (60)
Click here to register

Saturday, February 4, 2017, 10am – 3pm
Hoot and Howl at Wave Hill
Did you know that owls and coyotes are thriving in the Bronx? Find out how these reclusive creatures adapt to life in the big city at Wave Hill’s Hoot & Howl Weekend. Listen to presentations by scientists and naturalists, talk to students who are studying these urban animals and meet live owls. Families can make their own owl and coyote projects and enjoy storytelling at the Family Art Project. NYC Audubon members enjoy 2-for-1 admission.

Sunday, February 5, 2017, 10am – 3pm
Hoot and Howl at Wave Hill
Did you know that owls and coyotes are thriving in the Bronx? Find out how these reclusive creatures adapt to life in the big city at Wave Hill’s Hoot & Howl Weekend. Listen to presentations by scientists and naturalists, talk to students who are studying these urban animals and meet live owls. Families can make their own owl and coyote projects and enjoy storytelling at the Family Art Project. NYC Audubon members enjoy 2-for-1 admission.

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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, February 4, 2017
Black Dirt
Leader: Arie Gilbert (917) 693-7178

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 5, 2017
Hempstead Lake State Park

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, February 4, 2017
Winter Waterfowl at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.
Free!

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