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Monday, September 24, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, September 29, 2018 to Sunday, September 30, 2018:

Bedford Audubon
August 25, 2018 through November 27, 2018, 9am to 4pm
Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
Arthur Butler Sanctuary, Chestnut Ridge Rd., Bedford Corners, NY
The fall Hawkwatch starts Saturday, August 25! Join us at the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch at the Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Bedford Corners every day from 9 am to 5 pm, weather permitting, to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other Hawkwatch sites to create population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitats.
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Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8:00am - 11:30am
Larchmont Reservoir
Join birder Doug Bloom and Naturalist Tait Johansson for an outing focused on fall migrant birds. Level of Difficulty: Easy-moderate. Register with Susan Fisher at or 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 7:15am
Prospect Park Saturday Walk
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik Meet at Ocean/Parkside Avenues, “The Pergola” at 7:15 am No registration necessary.
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, September 29, 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners
Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
South Brooklyn Coastal Loop
Leaders: Bobbi Manian and Dennis Hrehowsik
Focus: passerines, sparrows, marsh species, grassland species
Car Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Dennis Hrehowsik email
Registration Period: Sept 22nd – Sept 27th
Note: trip sequence is Marine Park, Plumb Beach, and Floyd Bennett
Field Please review our trip guidelines here:


Gateway National Recreation Area
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 10:00am to 11:00am
Birding by the Bay
Location: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Fees: Free
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Hudson River Audubon
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Tibbett’s Brook Park
7am Fall Foliage and Bird Walk
Late fall migrant bird walk around the two lakes in full autumn color.

Saturday, September 29, 2018
Lenoir Nature Preserve
Hawk Watch
19 Dudley St. Yonkers
Meet at 10 AM behind the Lenoir Mansion


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, September 29, 2018, 9:00am – 10:30am
Van Cortlandt Fall Bird Walks
Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy 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 forth 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, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 8am – 4pm
Migration Along the Barrier Islands, L.I.
Guide: Tod Winston
Look for migrating raptors and songbirds as they stop and rest along Long Island's barrier islands. We'll venture to some of the best spots in the vicinity of Jones Beach to find what surprises the north winds have brought us. Bring lunch, water, and binoculars. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $122 (85)
Click here to register

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 10am – 4pm
Pollinator Party and Monarch Festival at Jamaica Bay
Learn about the amazing journeys of butterflies such as the Monarch, along with many different species of moths, bees, and other pollinators at the first-ever Pollinator/Monarch Festival at Jamaica Bay. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a fun day of activities, including indoor presentations, children’s programs, walks around the refuge, and a trip to Fort Tilden, Queens, to see the Monarch Butterfly migration. Contact American Littoral Society at 718-474-0896 or for more information and to register. Free
The Pollinator/Monarch Festival is a NYC Audubon partnership program with American Littoral Society and Gateway National Recreation Area.

Sunday, September 30, 2018, 2pm – 3pm
Governors Island Bird Walk
Saturdays, September 8, September 15, October 6 and October 27, 2-3pm
Sundays, September 9, September 30, October 14 and October 28 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


North Shore Audubon
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 8am – 12pm
Bird banding demo JFK Preserve at Tobay Beach
Peggy: (516) 883-2130

JFK Preserve at Tobay Beach (west of Jones Beach)
Park here: 40.611281, -73.440968
This special parking lot is accessible by heading west from the southwest corner of the Tobay Beach parking lot.

To get to Tobay Beach, take "Ocean Pkwy" that runs from Jones Beach to Captree. Turnoff to Tobay is from WESTbound Ocean Pkwy. If going eastbound, you will need a U-turn about .2 mile past the Tobay Beach entrance. The U-turn is here: 40.610494, -73.425280

Apply for a PARKING PERMIT by mail in advance:

Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.

After bird banding demonstration at the JFK Preserve, participants may consider going to Jones Beach Coast Guard Station as a leaderless walk.


NYC Wild!
Saturday, September 29, 2018, 11:00am
Flushing Meadows Park/World's Fair and The Queens Museum Photography and Nature Walk

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 !


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Hempstead Lake State Park
From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.)
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
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Birding: Fall Migrants at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Sunday, September 30, 2018
Birding: Shore Birds at Hylan Boulevard and Edgewater Street (in Alice Austen Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City. Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.

The New York City Naturalist Club: Nature Exploration at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our city’s urban forests, or just unplug from the world to clear your head.

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