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

Monday, March 26, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, March 31, 2018 to Sunday, April 1, 2018:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, March 31, 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, April 1, 2018, 8am – 9am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds
Join Prospect Park Alliance to welcome the earliest migrants of the year, and to say goodbye to some of our winter residents. This birdwatching tour is led by the Brooklyn Bird Club and leaves promptly at 8am.

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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Staten Island’s newest park: Brookfield Park
Leader Peter Dorosh
Focus: Initial BBC species list for our first exploration of this new park
Car Fee: $22.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh Prosbird@aol.com or text only cell 347-622-3559
Registration Period: March 24th – March 29th
Some information about the park: https://tinyurl.com/brookfieldpark
Map: https://tinyurl.com/brookfieldparkmap
Note: The group may also visit Great Kills Park, time permitting.

Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.

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Gateway National Recreation Area
Saturday, March 31, 2018
East Pond Exploration
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Fees: Free
Spring Naturalist Series- Each week through the spring, join us to learn more about the ecology of Jamaica Bay.
View Details

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Hudson River Audubon Society
Saturday, March 31, 2018
Jones Beach – Early Spring Arrivals
Meet at 8am at the Coast Guard Station in West End II
A variety of birds should be seen from seabirds, ducks, hawks, shorebirds and early land migrants.
http://hras.org/wtobird/jonesbeach.html

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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 31, 2018, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
The Sky-Dance of the Woodcock
Where: Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY
Guide: Gabriel Willow
The American Woodcock is a remarkable bird. It is in the sandpiper family but lives in woodlands, often far from beaches. The male performs an incredible crepuscular aerial display and song early in the spring, soon after the snow melts in the northern U.S. We’ll look for it (and bats, owls, and other critters) at Floyd Bennett Field. Bring a headlamp or flashlight and a snack. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $92 (64) per trip
Click here to register

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North Shore Audubon
Saturday, March 31, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Muttontown 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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Conference House Park
Enjoy a wintery, natural history tour of Staten Island’s southernmost woodland at Ward’s point and a discussion of the Lenape Indians. Utilizing stone tools from the Archaic and Woodland periods Ray Matarazzo will demonstrate hunting, building and cold weather survival skills. Participants will meet at the Conference House Park Visitors Center at 7455 Hylan Boulevard.
For more information contact Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.

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Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, April 1, 2018
Birding at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience bring binoculars, or ask a Ranger to borrow a pair.
Free!

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