Monday, March 20, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, March 25, 2017 to Sunday, March 26, 2017:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Sunday, March 26, 2017
“Prospect Park Spring Awakenings”
Leader: Ed Crowne
Focus: early spring passerines, late winter stragglers
Meet: 8:30 am at Bartel Pritchard Park entrance

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Every Sunday Weekly from 03/12/2017 to 05/28/2017
Birding for Beginners
Join us for an introductory nature walk where you will learn the essentials of birdwatching.
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Fee Information: Free

Sunday March 26, 11:00AM to 12:00PM
Early Spring Nature Walk
Come out of your winter hibernation and join us on our first guided nature walk of the spring! Be prepared to walk along the East Pond Trail as we search for signs of early budding plants and keep an ear out and eyes up for early spring birds. More »
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens
Fee Information: free
Contact Name: Don Riepe
Contact Email: e-mail us
Contact Phone Number: (718) 474-0896

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Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 7:00AM
Birds of Late-Winter and Early Migrants
With the beginning of longer days, we’ll track many of the nearly 40 overwintering bird species at Green-Wood. Be on the lookout for arriving Common Grackles, nest building Red-tailed Hawks, visiting American Woodcocks, several species of waterfowl, and the first appearances of Eastern Phoebes (a harbinger of the spring songbird migration).

"Birding in Peace" series
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Copies of our new Bird Checklist will be available to all tour participants. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Brooklyn South Coastal Birding
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, March 13
Ride: $20

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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 25, 2017, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
The Sky-Dance of the Woodcock
Guide: Gabriel Willow
The American Woodcock is a remarkable bird: It is in the sandpiper family but lives in woodlands, often far from beaches. The male performs an incredible crepuscular aerial display and song early in the spring, soon after the snow melts in the northern U.S. There are a few places around New York City where they perform this display. Let’s go look for it (and bats and owls and other critters, too) at Floyd Bennett Field. Bring binoculars, comfortable shoes, a headlamp or flashlight, and a snack for a post-woodcock picnic. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $90 (63)
Click here to register

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North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30am – 11:30am
Kissena Park
Leader: TRudy (718) 224 8432

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods (Staten Island)
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Crooke’s Point at 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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