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Monday, February 12, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 17, 2018 to Sunday, February 18, 2018:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, February 17 , 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!


Bedford Audubon Society
Friday, February 16, 2018 - Monday, February 19, 2018
Cape Ann and Newburyport in Winter
Leader: Tait Johansson
The coast or northeast Massachusetts is the winter home to a spectacular array of seabirds. Our masterful Naturalist will guide this special trip around the region in search of such stunners as Harlequin Duck, King Eider, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Rough-legged Hawk, Iceland and Glaucous Gulls, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Black-legged Kittiwake, Razorbill, and Snowy Owl. It’s also possible to see Dovekie, Thick-billed Murre, and Eastern and Short-eared Owls. Add these to your year(or life) list this month!
Cost: $100/members, or $130/non-members and we’ll credit $30 to an annual membership; travel, lodging, and meals not included.
Note: The fees for this trip help support environmental education so we can continue to deliver high-quality programs for free.
Please register with Susan at or 914.302.9713.
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Feminist Bird Club
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Great Backyard Bird Count - Inwood Hill Park

An inclusive bird watching club dedicated to providing a safe opportunity to connect with the natural world in urban environments and having an ongoing conversation about intersectionality, activism, and the rights of all women, non-binary folks, and members of the LGBTQ+ community.


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, February 11, 2018 rescheduled due to rain
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Birding in Peace
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we’ll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

$10 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $15 for non-members

Click here for our inclement weather policy.


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
Saturday, February 17, 2018, 9am – 6pm
Winter Birding on the South Shore of Long Island
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Winter in New York brings the excitement of possibility: Will snowy owls appear in the dunes? Will harlequin ducks move westward from Cape Cod and Montauk and appear in closer waters? Will irruptive northern finches and bohemian waxwings move south from Canada? All of these species and more are possible on Long Island in the winter, along with more expected species such as loons, grebes, scaup, eider, northern harriers, and purple sandpiper. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $95 (67)
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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 18, 2018
Massapequa Lake

Massapequa Lake is at the southern end of Massapequa Preserve. Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road, west of Lake Shore Blvd.
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, February 18, 2018
Animal of the Month Club: Bald Eagles at Satterlee Street and Hylan Boulevard (in Conference House Park), Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.


Young Birders Club
Sunday February 18, 2018
Montauk / Eastern Long Island (Suffolk County)
Sponsoring NYSYBC Partner: Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Trip Leader: Bob Adamo
Our good friend Bob Adamo will be leading this field trip on Presidents' Day weekend.
Montauk Point and nearby areas are famous for fantastic winter birding. Target birds include loons, grebes, scoters, Northern Gannet, Harlequin Duck, Common Eider, Long-tailed Duck, Razorbill, and more!
Watch your email Inbox and check back here for details coming soon!
Trip Registration Form due by 2/10/17

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