Monday, June 19, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, June 24, 2017 to Sunday, June 25, 2017:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 12pm – 1pm
Introduction to Bird Watching
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a birdwatching walk and learn about Prospect Park’s magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

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Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:00am - 11:30am
FDR State Park with Naturalist Tait Johansson and the Friends of FDR
Join us for a bird walk in the forests and by the wetlands of this gem of a park. Bring binoculars or call Tait at 914.232.1999 to borrow a pair. Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy-Moderate. Park at the (former) French Hill School, 2051 Baldwin Road in Yorktown Heights. Register with Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914.302.9713.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 8:00am
Breeding Birds of Prospect Park
Leader: Sean Zimmer
Focus: A casual walk recording breeding species
Meet: 8am at the Bartel Pritchard Square park entrance
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.

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Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, June 25, 2017
"Birding in Peace" - Summer Birding Sundays
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. Locally nesting birds will be incubating eggs or actively raising their first broods.

June and July from 6-7:30am (except July 2nd), Sundays August 6th and 20th from 6:30-8am
In July we should see the offspring of our resident red-tailed hawk bravely preparing to leave the nest. Warbler songs will be replaced by chirring Cicadas and the tweets of fledgling birds. Butterflies and dragonflies are abundant. By late-July, expect the arrival of the first southbound migrants.

Grab a copy of our Bird Checklist before you begin. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
$10 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS/$15 for non-members.
Click Here to Sign Up
Click here for our inclement weather policy.

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Littoral Society
Sunday, June 25, 2017, 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Dead Horse Bay, New York’s Best Kept Natural Secret
Hike the trails and shoreline at Dead Horse Bay with Mickey Maxwell Cohen, American Littoral Society naturalist, author of Discovering the Trails of Dead Horse Bay. Explore the nature and fascinating history of this little known area. It’s an amazing adventure into the world of Urban Archaeology. Sturdy footwear is essential. This is an American Littoral Society / G.N.R.A. Partnership Program.

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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
Weekly on Saturdays, until Jul 29, 2017
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks, The Bronx
Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Sunday, June 25, 2017, 10am – 1pm
The Parakeets of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn
Guide: Gabriel Willow with Green-Wood Cemetery
Meet at the cemetery entrance at 5th Avenue and 25th Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn. Green-Wood Cemetery is rich in both history and wildlife. It is also the highest point in Brooklyn, affording marvelous views. We will explore its environs in search of spring migrants and its most unique avian residents: the huge flocks of brilliant green monk parakeets that nest there. Native to South America, these charming immigrants are surprisingly hardy and flourish even in our harsh winters. Limited to 15. $46 (32)
Click here to register

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NYC H2O
Saturday, June 24, 2017 at 11am
Neversink Reservoir Paddle, ​Cramer's Cove

Come paddle on the Neversink Reservoir. The Neversink Reservoir is the highest in elevation in NYC's water system with it's spillway at 1,440 feet in elevation. Put in service in 1955, it helps supply NYC with roughly half of its daily water intake along with its 3 sister Delaware system reservoirs.

In 2012, the DEP opened the reservoir for the first time to recreational use by permit only for canoes and kayaks. NYC H2O is excited to share the experience of paddling on the beautiful and pristine Neversink Reservoir. We endorse the DEP's forward thinking use of the reservoir and will join in promoting vigilance and good stewardship of the reservoir by paddlers.

We have 1 and 2 person kayaks and canoes as well.
Van transportation is available from midtown departing at 8am
Rain date: This is the raindate. If it we have to postpone again refunds will be issued.
Everyone must register for free DEP Watershed Access Permits here.

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, June 24, 2017
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.
Free!

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