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Monday, January 08, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, January 13, 2018 to Sunday, January 14, 2018:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Friday, January 13 - Monday, January 15, 2018
Weekend Trip: A Southern New Jersey Winter Blitz-“zer” in the Pine Barrens, Cumberland County and the Coastal Barrier Islands
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Winter species, waterfowl, raptors, ducks, winter songbird residents
Car fee: $100.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, or text only cell 347-622-3559
Registration Period: Oct 1st – Dec 30th
Note: This is a MEMBERS ONLY weekend trip which begins Saturday morning, focusing on New Jersey’s varied prominent winter locations for bird species diversity. Please register as […]

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 8:00am
Two Hour Waterfowl Count in Prospect Park
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: The official waterfowl count of ducks, geese, swans, grebe, coots
Meet: 8 AM at Bartel Pritchard entrance of Prospect Park Source:
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.

Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 9:00am
Early Winter at Marine Park
Leader: Heydi Lopes
Focus: Waterfowl & marsh birds Moved from January 7 due to inclement weather.
Registration not necessary!
Meet at the Marine Park Nature center at 9AM Sunday Jan 14th.
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Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.


Gateway National Recreational Area
Saturday, January 13, 2018, 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Winter Woodpecker Walk
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Join a ranger on a walk along the East Pond as we seek out some of winter's noisier but beloved inhabitants....woodpeckers!
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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Croton Point Park
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, January 1
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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
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New York City Audubon
Friday, January 12 – Sunday, January 14, 2018
Montauk Winter Weekend with American Littoral Society
Guide: Don Riepe with American Littoral Society
Spend a weekend at the luxurious Manor House during the peak winter birding time at Montauk Point. See seals, scoters, loons, eiders, goldeneye, and much more. Includes 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, 5 guided hikes, 2 evening programs, and free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk.
For reservations and details, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or $395 ($130 single supplement)

Saturday, January 13, 2018, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Snow Birds of Floyd Bennett Field and Fort Tilden
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Winter brings many rare birds to the City that can’t be found here at any other time. Perhaps most exciting are the “snow birds” of the Arctic tundra, such as snow buntings and snowy owls, that can occasionally be found in tundra-like habitats further south. Look for these and other winter visitors such as horned larks, American tree sparrows, and rough-legged hawks, as well as wintering ducks, grebes, and loons.
Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $88 (62) per walk
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Sunday, January 14, 2018, 9:30am – 11:30am
Winter Birding Along the Hudson: Wave Hill
Guide: Gabriel Willow with Wave Hill
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Come explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill and observe the hardy birds that spend the winter in this urban oasis. Walks run rain or shine. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. See for admission rates. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, January 14, 2018 @ 11:00am – 1:00pm
Buck’s Hollow and Heyerdahl Hill
Walk a 3.2 mile loop in one of the wild valleys in New York City. Learn about the ecology of serpentine barrens. Meet at Meisner dam at Meisner Avenue and Manor Road. Parking is available along the road to Eger Nursing Home.
To register for the walk please e-mail Hillel Lofaso at or call 718-477-0545.
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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, January 13, 2018
Point Lookout
Leader: Mike Zito (516) 507-9419
Where: Point Lookout, NY 11569, USA (map)


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Mill Pond Park
Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.
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
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Winter Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
The Hudson River Valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species in the winter. Observe birds in their winter habitats and explore Wave Hill with naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Birding: Owls at Alley Pond Park, Queens
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. Participants are chosen by lottery.
Registration begins on January 3.

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