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Monday, November 06, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, November 11, 2017 to Sunday, November 12, 2017:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, November 11, 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!


Bedford Audubon Society
August 25, 2017-November 22, 2017 @ Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford Hills
Experience the Miracle of Migration at the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
The HawkWatch starts August 25! Join us at the Chestnut Ridge HawkWatch at the Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Bedford Hills every day from 9am to 5pm, weather permitting, to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other sites across North America to create powerful population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitat.
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November 12, 2017, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Edith Read Sanctuary/Marshlands Conservancy, Rye
A favorite trip among members! Targets include waterfowl, Great Horned Owls, and lingering songbirds
Depart Bylane at 7:15am or meet us at the boathouse on Playland Lake at 8am
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Please let us know if you’d like to borrow binoculars
Register with Susan at or 914.302.9713
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, November 11, 2017
A New Jersey Tour: Lake Takanassee and Sandy Hook National Seashore
Leaders: Peter Dorosh and Ryan Goldberg
Focus: Late sparrows, raptors, upland wetland birds, ducks and seabirds, coastal waterfowl, open space birds, dune relevant species
Car fee: $25.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, or text only cell 347-622-3559
Registration Period: Nov 4th - Nov 9th
Note: due to Daylight Savings ending (Nov 5th) the leaders will try to leave by 6 […]
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Prospect Park, Bartel Pritchard Park Entrance
Leader: Steve Nanz
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, October 30
F train to the 15th Street – Prospect Park station
Meet at the Bartel Pritchard entrance at 8:00 am


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, 2017, 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


North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 8am – 12pm
Nassau County Museum of Art
Where: One Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576, USA (map)

See "Walk locations" for directions.
Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.
Leader: Peggy (516) 883-2130


Saturday, November 11, 2017, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

The Ridgewood Reservoir in Highland Park is a 50+ acre natural oasis that straddles the border of Brooklyn and Queens. Built in 1859 to supply the once independent City of Brooklyn with high quality water, it became obsolete with the addition of new reservoirs in the Catskills in the 1950’s and was decommissioned in the 1980’s. Since then, nature took its course in a perfect case study of ecological succession. A lush and dense forest has grown in its two outside basins while a freshwater pond with waterfowl sits in the middle basin.

Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC. Please make a reservation.

We will meet in the parking lot at Vermont Place.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, November 11, 2017
South Shore Potpouri
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Where: Lofts Pond, Baldwin, NY 11510, USA (map)


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, November 12, 2017
Jones Beach West End 2

From the Southern State Parkway, exit onto the Meadowbrook State Parkway south. After entering Jones Beach State Park, exit right (west) into the West End. Continue west to West End 2 parking lot; we meet in the northeast corner of the lot.

From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west to West End 2 parking lot; we meet in the northeast corner of the lot.

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, November 11, 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.

Birding: Winter Birding at Bush Terminal Park, Brooklyn
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Sunday, November 12, 2017
Fall Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks at Wave Hill, the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds.

Birding at 110th Street and Morningside Drive (in Morningside Park), Manhattan
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.

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