Monday, January 29, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 3, 2018 to Sunday, February 4, 2018:

Alley Pond Environmental Center
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 9:30am – 11:30am
Winter Bird Walk for Beginners
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Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Sunday, February 4, 2018, 10am – 11am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Backyard Birds
Join Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the Great Backyard Bird Count and search for your favorite “backyard bird”. Find woodpeckers, chickadees, and nuthatches eating from feeders along Prospect Park’s nature trails. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 10 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Jones Beach State Park
Leader: Joe Giunta
Focus: Raptors, winter seabirds, gulls, other winter birds
Car Fee: $22.00
Registrar: Janet Schumacher janets33@optonline.net or 718-594-7480
Registration Period: Jan 27th – Feb 1st
Please review our general […]

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, February 3, 2018 - 8:30am
Jones Beach West End
Leader(s): Mike Cooper (516-523-2369, Bob Grover (516-318-8536)
Meet in the parking lot near the Coast Guard Station at West End.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 3, 2018 (Rain date February 4)
Coney Island Pier to Coney Island Creek
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Regina Ryan — reginaryan@reginaryanbooks.com or 212-787-5589
Registration opens: Monday, January 22
Public transportation

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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
Saturday, February 3, 2018, 9am – 3pm
Winter Waterfowl of the Brooklyn Coast
Guide: Kellye Rosenheim
Join Kellye Rosenheim on a tour of Brooklyn’s most productive coastal winter waterfowl sites. We’ll visit Bush Terminal Piers Park, Gravesend, and Calvert Vaux in search of saltwater species such as common goldeneye, long-tailed ducks, loons, as well as horned and red-necked grebes. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $87 (61)
Click here to register

Sunday, February 4, 2018, 12pm – 7pm
Soaring Raptors: Eagles and Owls of the Hudson River Valley
Guide: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC
You don’t have to travel to Alaska to see our country’s emblem, the bald eagle. Thanks to one of the most successful reintroduction programs on record, many eagles now soar over the nearby Hudson Valley. Travel with us to see this spectacular raptor and try to spot the secretive short-eared owl. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $94 (66)
Click here to register

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 4, 2018
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.


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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, February 3, 2018
The NYC Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch at Payson Avenue and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. In the winter birds of prey tend to fly further south to New York City in search of food. The Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots.
Free!

Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles at Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park), Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Birding: Winter Waterfowl (Light) at West 90th Street and Central Park West
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months. Birding programs sare appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

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