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

Monday, April 09, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, April 14, 2018 to Sunday, April 15, 2018:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, April 14, 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!


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Massapequa Preserve, Massapequa, Long Island
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Marsh species, pond ducks and waterfowl, early passerines, raptors.
Registrar: Peter Dorosh or text only cell 347-622-3559
Registration Period: April 7th - April 12th
Site info: Note: If no cars are available, the trip will travel by LIRR train. There will be extensive walking at the preserve.

Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 7:15am
Prospect Park Saturday Walk
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Meet at Ocean/Parkside Avenues, “The Pergola” at 7:15am
No registration necessary.

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


Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Cemetery of the Evergreens w/Earth Arts Initiative


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Birding in Peace
Our April tours will be a feast for the ears and eyes with the trilling song of Pine Warblers and drumming pronouncements of Woodpeckers on newly blossoming trees (including magnolias, maples, quinces, and dogwoods). We’ll discover thousands of songbirds resting before their trip north as well as arriving herons and egrets at Green-Wood’s glacial ponds.

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

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

Click here for our inclement weather policy.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Prospect Park in April
Leader: John Suggs
Registrar: Dale Dancis — or 212-724-3269
Registration opens: Monday, April 2
Public transportation


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 Society
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 8:00am – 2:30pm
Beginning Birding Series Trip
Classes: Wednesdays, April 4, 11, and 18, 6:30-8:30pm
Trips: Saturday, April 14, 8am-2:30pm (Jamaica Bay) and Saturday, April 21, 8-10:30am (Central Park)
Instructor: Tod Winston
Learn the keys to identifying the spectacular variety of birds that migrate through New York City every spring. Even if you've never picked up a pair of binoculars, you’ll soon be identifying warblers, thrushes, waterbirds, and more—both by sight and by ear. Three fun and educational in-class sessions and field trips to both Central Park and Jamaica Bay (transport to Jamaica Bay included). Limited to 12. $179 (125)
Click here to register


North Shore Audubon
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Jamaica Bay
Leader: Lenore 718-343-1391 mobile 917-837-2922
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, 175-10 Cross Bay Blvd, Broad Channel, NY 11693, USA (map)

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.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, April 15, 2018 @ 10:00am – 12:00pm
Corson’s Brook Woods Wildflower Watch
Join us as we study the progress of wildflowers over the course of the spring in this unique and undisturbed natural area. Park at Jasper Street and For­est Hill Road and meet across the street at the corner of the entrance to the College of Staten Island. Bring field guides. Regis­tration is required. Please contact Hillel at 718-477-0545 or e-mail Please provide a cell phone contact.
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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Massapequa Preserve

From Sunrise Highway, turn north onto Broadway, Massapequa. Travel under the Long Island Rail Road overpass, then make the first right onto Veterans Boulevard (headed east). Go past the Massapequa train station and into the parking lot at the east end of the station. The preserve is directly east of the parking lot.
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 9:00am
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.


Sullivan County Audubon Society
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 7:00pm
Field Trip to see displaying Woodcocks
Meet leaders Kate and Charles Hyden at the Youngsville School parking lot on Shandelee Road. We will carpool from there.
Call Kate at (845) 439-4325 for more information or if weather is questionable.


Urban Park Rangers
Sunday, April 15, 2018
Spring Migration at Prospect Park Picnic House (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
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.

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