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Monday, February 26, 2018

Upcoming Birding & Nature Trips

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

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, March 3, 12pm – 1pm
Introduction to Birdwatching
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a birdwatching walk and learn about Prospect magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 8am – 9am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Gulls Galore
Think all gulls are the same? Join Prospect Park Alliance and take another look by exploring the Park’s nature trails and discover all the different species of gulls in the Park. This tour is led by the Brooklyn Bird Club and leaves promptly at 8am.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Gravesend Bay gulls and other birds
Leader: Dan Frazer
Focus: Gulls, ducks, coastal passerines
Car Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Kathy Toomey email kathleentoomey@gmail.com
Registration Period: Feb 24th – March 1st
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.

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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Elizabeth Morton NWR
Leader: Byron Young
Meet at 8am
This is always a special walk. Just at the edge of winter, you will be greeted by lots of hungry birds, that eat right out of your hand. Frequently there are pockets of over-wintering birds. Great photo ops as you are close to the birds. Meet at the Refuge parking lot at 8 am. It is roughly a 2 mile walk to the beach and around the refuge. Dress warmly and appropriately. Bring binoculars! Bird seed will be provided.

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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, March 3, 2018 - 8:30am
Bob Laskowski Memorial Duck Walk
Leader(s): Bob Grover (516-318-8536)
Meet at Brookwood Hall, Islip Town Park in East Islip on Irish Lane between Montauk Hwy and Union Blvd.
(Nature walks will be cancelled if it is raining or snowing.)

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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - 9:00am
Massapequa Preserve and South Shore Ponds Bird and Waterfowl Walk
Located in the heart of Massapequa, the preserve is one of the most beautiful parks in the area. We may see an assortment of song birds, waterfowl, and raptors.
Registration: 585-880-0915
Directions: Follow Sunrise Highway to the Massapequa LIRR station, then follow the north side of the station to the parking lot across from the police station and park in the far eastern end.

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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Central Park Winter Bird Walk 2
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Mathews — redkatamat@gmail.com or (650)-823-1239
Registration opens: Monday, February 19
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 Society
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9am – 5pm
Winter Birds of the Barrier Islands, LI
Guide: Tod Winston
Several bird species that nest in the far north spend the winter at Jones Beach, in a habitat similar to their summer homes. We’ll visit Point Lookout and Jones Beach in search of harlequin ducks, common eider, scoters, horned larks, and snow buntings. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $93 ($65)
Click here to register

Saturday, March 3, 2018, 10am – 12pm
Winter Walk at Inwood Hill Park
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Inwood Hill Park, simply put, is a jewel. Nestled between the Hudson River, Dyckman Street, and Seaman Avenue, this last tract of largely undeveloped oak and tulip forest transports you to another world and another time. Glacial "pot holes," towering trees, and stunning river views create an unrivaled birding backdrop. Search for wintering species, including ducks in the tidal marsh. Limited to 15. $36 (25)
Click here to register

Sunday, March 4, 2018, 8:00am – 10:30am
Intro to Birding: Bird Walk in Central Park
Guide: Tod Winston
Are you curious about "birding" but don’t have much (or any) experience? Come on a relaxed walk to some of Central Park’s hotspots to go over birding basics and see sparrows, finches, warblers, ducks, and more. Binoculars available. Limited to 15. $36 (25)
Click here to register

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
March 4, 2018, 11:00am – 3:00pm
Greenbelt Loop and Lunch
Cost: Free
Contact: Hillel Lofaso 718-477-0545
We’ll walk 4.3 moderate miles starting and ending at the Greenbelt Nature Center, with lunch at High Rock. This walk includes a gradual climb up Moses’ Mountain. Bring ample water and lunch. Wear warm clothes and sturdy shoes. To register for the walk please e-mail Hillel Lofaso at hillel5757@gmail.com or call 718-477-0545.

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 4, 2018
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.

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