Monday, August 28, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, September 2, 2017 to Sunday, September 3, 2017:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, September 2, 2017, 12 pm – 1 pm
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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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 2, 2017 @ 7:00am
Early Fall Migration in Prospect Park
Leader: Ed Crowne
Focus: First appearance of warblers, flycatchers, vireos, orioles and other migrants
Meet: 7am at Bartel Pritchard entrance of Prospect Park Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.

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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Stillwell Woods Preserve
A 270-acre preserve and multiple-use area, Stillwell Woods Preserve offers a blend of old field and oak barrens communities, the latter of which includes plants and animals that are more typical of habitats farther east on Long Island. Our search will focus on fall songbird migrants such as warblers, thrushes, and flycatchers.
Registration: 585-880-0915
Directions: Stillwell Woods is located off of S Woods Rd. in Woodbury. Follow the driveway as far back as it goes.

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Littoral Society
Sunday, September 3, 2017, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Beach Plums and Goldenrod at Plumb Beach, Brooklyn
Explore the ever-changing Plumb Beach with American Littoral Society naturalist Mickey Maxwell Cohen. Discover its early autumn beauty, replete with groves of seaside goldenrod and ripened beach plums. Learn about heroic efforts to halt the most severe beach erosion in our area. Binoculars, and a magnifying glass will be helpful. This is an American Littoral Society / GNRA Partnership Program.
DIRECTIONS TO PLUMB BEACH
By car: Eastbound on the Belt (Shore) Pky. Entrance to Plumb Beach parking is from the eastbound side, just east of Knapp Street exit. Careful, it’s very easy to miss.
Public transportation: B or Q-train to Sheepshead Bay and then the B-4 bus to Knapp Street. Check Sunday train schedules ahead of time. It’s an easy, 10-minute walk from the corner of Emmons Ave. and Knapp Street. Walk along the pedestrian walk, eastbound, with the water to your right and the Belt Parkway to your left. You can't miss the parking lot. We'll meet at the art deco "round house" at 10:30. If you arrive late, we walk slowly along the beach to the left (east), with a couple of detours into the dunes.

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New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturdays -- 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
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Included in All-Garden Pass
Get Tickets

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New York City Audubon Society
Saturdays, September 2–November 25, 8-9:30am
Van Cortlandt Park Bird Walks
Guides: NYC Audubon 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

Saturday, September 2, 2017, 9:30am – 10:30am
Queens Botanical Garden Bird Walks
Guide: NYC Audubon with Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable resources that the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Register for one date or the whole series of five free walks (walk-ins welcome!). Binoculars available. Limited to 25. Appropriate for all ages. To register, email info@queensbotanical.org or visit www.queensbotanical.org. Free with Garden admission

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, September 3, 2017
Marine Nature Study Area
From Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, turn onto Long Beach Road, traveling south. Proceed to Waukena Avenue and turn left. From this point onward, there are brown signs directing visitors to the sanctuary. Turn right onto Park Avenue (at a traffic light), then turn left onto Golf Drive. Continue on Golf Drive to Slice Drive, turn right, and proceed one short block into the sanctuary.
Directions via Google Maps

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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 2, 2017
Bird Walks with New York City Audubon at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight with Queens Botanical Garden and New York City Audubon.

Introduction to Bird Watching at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a bird-watching walk and learn about Prospect Park's magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!
Free!

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