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Monday, September 25, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, September 30, 2017 to Sunday, October 1, 2017:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, September 30, 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!


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 7:15am
Prospect Park Saturday Walk
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Meet at Ocean/Parkside Avenues, “The Pergola” at 7:15am
No registration necessary.

Sunday, October 1, 2017, 8:00am
Green-wood Cemetery
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: early sparrows, woodpeckers, beginning winter species, raptors
Meet: 8:00 am at East gate entrance 20th Street/Prospect Park West,
Subway: “F” or “G” trains to Prospect Park /15th St station, walk 3 blocks west
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 9:00am
Caumsett State Park
We will explore the fields and woods of Caumsett, looking for the last migrant warblers and the first migrant sparrows. Bring your walking shoes - we might cover a big area!
Registration: 516-782-0293

Directions: Take West Neck Rd north from downtown Huntington for 5 miles. The entrance to the park is on the left, 3/4 mi past the causeway to Lloyd's Neck, at which point the road is called Lloyd Harbor Rd. State Park fees may apply. Meet in the parking area.


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
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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

Sunday, October 1, 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 or visit Free with Garden admission


North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8am – 12pm
Hume Estate
NOTE: 8am start time.
If you wish to start later and catch up, please contact trip leader in advance.

See "Walk locations" for directions. Coordinates are to driveway that you need to turn north on.
Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.
Leader: Barbara - (516) 628-9022


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Neighborhood Nature Series – Annadale Green
There is nature in every neighborhood on Staten Island and Protectors president, Cliff Hagen, is excited to visit different locations across the island to explore and enjoy the nature at our doorsteps. Participants will meet in the center of town, Annadale Green, at the intersection of Annadale Road and Jefferson Boulevard and North Railroad Street. We will walk the local streets and watch for the readying activity of squirrels and blue jays, search for late migrating birds, butterflies and dragonflies and try to identify aged trees based on bark, colorful foliage and leaf litter.
For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591 or email him at


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Hempstead Lake State Park
From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.)
Directions via Google Maps

Bird walks led by a member of SSAS are conducted nearly every Sunday morning from late August through early June. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. We especially encourage youngsters to attend.
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.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

Greenbelt on the Go: Wonderful Birds of Wolfe’s Pond Park at Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island
9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Wolfe’s Pond Park offers habitats ranging from beaches to woodlands which attract a good variety of migrating birds.

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders - The North Woods at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Why do birds flock to Central Park every spring and fall? We’ll find out as we explore Central Park’s woodlands, and learn the basics of bird identification.

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!

Sunday, October 1, 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 and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds— like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Birding: Fall Migration at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.


Wild Bird Fund
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 9:00am - 11:00am
A Walk on the Wild Side
It's time for Autumn - which means pumpkins, changing leaves, and migrating birds! Please join WBF member and artist/naturalist Alan Messer for an early Autumn Migration bird walk on September 30 (Rain Date, October 1). Join Alan as we search for fall warblers, vireos, thrushes, flycatchers and wrens. We'll be looking up from Belvedere Castle for falcons and possible eagles. This time of year is their peak migration time. What will the winds bring our way? We'll be meeting at…
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