Check out City Birder Tours, and Green-Wood sponsored tours on their calendar pages here.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

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

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, March 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!

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Bedford Audubon Society
March 17, 2018, 8:30am - 2:00pm
Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge/Black Dirt Region
Leader: Naturalist Tait Johansson
Join Tait and the group in search of exciting spring migrants including Rusty Blackbird and Wood Duck, and large flocks of waterfowl that often contain hundreds of Northern Pintail and Green-winged Teal. Possible stop at Shawangunk Grasslands on the way back for Rough-legged Hawks and Eastern Meadowlark, among others. Depart Bylane 7am.
Cost: Free
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Please register with Susan Fisher at info@bedfordaudubon.org or 914-302-9713
See more details

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Ridgewood Reservoir to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader Steve Nanz
Focus: early spring passerines, ducks, marsh species, raptors
Car Fee: $12.00
Registrar: Heidi Steiner-Nanz email heidi.steiner.bklyn@gmail.com or call before 8 pm 718-369-2116
Registration Period: March 10th – March 15th
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.

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Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, March 17, 2018
Staten Island Hotspots
Check the website for more details

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am
Osprey Watch Guided Walk
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail.
View Details

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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
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 10am – 12pm
Audubon Mural Project Tour
Guide: Leigh Hallingby
The Audubon Mural Project is an exciting effort to create murals of over 300 birds in the northern Manhattan neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. As all the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the project is designed not only to help us appreciate the beauty of the birds, but also make us aware of the challenges they face. In addition to seeing about 30 murals, we will visit John James Audubon's impressive gravesite in the Trinity Church cemetery. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars. Limited to 25. $30 (20)
Click here to register

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North Shore Audubon
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Massapequa Preserve
Leader: Ralph - (516) 785-3375

Please inform walk leader that you are attending.
See "Walk Locations" for directions.
Meet in westernmost parking lot.
Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Point Lookout Town Park (and Lido Preserve afterwards)
From the Southern State Parkway, exit onto the Meadowbrook State Parkway south. Exit from the Meadowbrook at Loop Parkway (just before the Jones Beach toll booths) toward Point Lookout. The Loop Parkway ends west of Point Lookout at Lido Boulevard. Continue straight across Lido Boulevard into Point Lookout Park. Travel past the ticket booths and curve left into the very large parking lot on the south side of the park. Park in the southeast corner, closest to the private homes of the village of Point Lookout and the beach. We will walk east along the beach toward Jones Inlet. After returning to the parking lot, we will drive west on Lido Boulevard to Lido Beach Passive Nature Preserve on the north side of Lido Boulevard to walk through the bay marsh.
Directions to Point Lookout Park via Google Maps | Directions to Lido Beach Passive Nature Preserve 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, March 17, 2018
Wildlife Viewing: Woodpeckers at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.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.
Free!

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