Monday, February 27, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

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

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Sunday, March 5, 2017, 8am – 9am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Gulls Galore
Think all gulls are the same? Join the Prospect Park Alliance and take another look by exploring the Park’s nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in the Park. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 8 am.
Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Jones Beach State Park, Nassau County
Leader: Joe Giunta
Focus: Migrating seabirds, dune open space species, ducks, shorebirds
Car fee: $25.00
Registrar: James and Amy Cooke email james@jamescooke.net CC amyecooke@verizon.net Home #: (516) 739-0647 (Before 8:30 PM)
Registration Period: Feb 25th - March 2nd

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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Saturday, March 4, 2017 – Meet at 8am
Morton Wildlife Refuge
Eileen Schwinn, Leader
This walk is a great way to enjoy the last bit of winter weather!! We will meet at the Morton Wildlife Refuge parking lot at 8 am. Not only do the birds eat right out of your hand the minute you get out of your car, but there are frequently pockets of over-wintering birds along the way. The walk is approximately 2 miles. Dress warmly and appropriately. Bird seed will be provided.
Contact Eileen Schwinn, beachmed@optonline.net for more information, and at 516-662-7751 the day of the trip.

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:30am
Bob Laskowski Memorial Duck Walk
Leaders: Bob Grover (516-318-8536)
Meet at Brookwood Hall, Islip Town Park in East Islip on Irish Lane between Montauk Hwy and Union Blvd.
(Nature walks will be cancelled if it is raining or snowing.)

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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, March 5, 2017 - 8:00am
Members Only! Sneak Peak at Underhill Preserve
Join us today as we ramble about this hidden gem of a preserve. Underhill is not yet open to the public and access is strictly limited. Today, you will learn about our restoration efforts as we check out the late winter birdlife! There may be some treats in store with regards to rarities!
Please note that this trip is limited to HOBAS members only.
Registration is a Must, Group Size Limited to 15: 516-695-0763 or hobaudubon@gmail.com
Directions: Due to restricted access status, group will meet in front of the Starbucks in Jericho (Whole Foods shopping center) and we will car pool from there.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Central Park Winter Bird Walk 2
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Mathews — redkatamat@gmail.com or (650)-823-1239 (changed)
Registration opens: Monday, February 20
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, March 4, 2017, 9am – 4pm
Winter Birds of Barnegat, NJ
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC
Explore Barnegat Inlet’s expansive beach to view the winter birds that gather where land, bay, and sea meet. Search for harlequin ducks, horned larks, Lapland longspurs, snow buntings, and snowy and short-eared owls. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $115 (80)
Click here to register

Sunday, March 5, 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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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Baisley Park
Leader: Lisa Scheppke - 347-531-3019

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 5, 2017
Alley Pond 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, March 4, 2017
Birding: Winter Birds at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, snowy owls, and many more bird species.
Free!

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