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Monday, June 25, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, June 30, 2018 to Sunday, July 1, 2018:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 12pm – 1pm
Introduction to Birdwatching
Join Prospect Park Alliance every Saturday for a birdwatching tour to learn about Prospect Park’s magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Sunday, July 1, 2018, 8am – 9am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Taking Wing
This is the time of year when young birds out number adult birds. Join Prospect Park Alliance in search of fledglings as they test their wings! Tour leaves promptly at 8 am. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.


Gateway National Recreation Area
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am
Birding by the Bay
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Fees: Free
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Sunday, July 1, 2018, 10:00am to 11:30am
Osprey Watch Guided Walk
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Fees: free
Learn all about the amazing osprey on this guided walk of the West Pond Trail.
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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
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New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:00am – 10:30am
Birding Brooklyn Bridge Park
Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at Pier 1 park entrance where Old Fulton Street ends/intersects with Furman Street. Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque birdwalk along the Brooklyn waterfront. Target species include Barn Swallow and Gray Catbird (both of which nest in the park and will be raising young at this time), Laughing Gull, Common Tern, and more. Limited to 19. Free. Register on Eventbrite here.

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 9:00am – 10:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks
Guide: NYC Audubon with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Saturday, June 30, 2018, 2pm – 3pm
Governors Island Bird Walk
Saturdays May 26, June 2, June 23 and June 30 2-3pm
Sundays, May 20, June 10 and June 17 2–3pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
Meet at Nolan Park house #17. Join us for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 192 species recorded on Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


New York City WILD!
Saturday, June 30, 2018
American Princess Whale and Dolphin Watching Cruise (1:00 pm)

For the FULL INFORMATION ABOUT EACH WALK click HERE to take you to the Eventbrite profile page where you will find all details (scroll down to the thumbnails) for each of the outings and how to SIGN UP!


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, June 30, 2018, 8:00am – 6:00pm
Fourth of July Butterfly Count
Once a year butterfly enthusiasts and concerned environmentalists gather to survey our island’s population of butterflies. For more than 20 years we have been collecting data on these keystone species. Their numbers can evidence the health of an eco-system or the destruction of habitat. As such, we visit locations across the island to form a snapshot of the breadth and strength of our butterfly populations. Anyone interested in joining the survey should contact Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591 or email him at for more information.
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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.

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