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Monday, October 29, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, November 3, 2018 to Sunday, November 4, 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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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Gateway’s Breezy Point and Fort Tilden, Queens
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: early winter species, raptors, ocean seafowl open field species
Car fee: $12.00
Registrar: Heidi Steiner-Nanz email or call before 8 pm 718- 369-2116
Registration Period: Oct 27th – Nov 1st
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, November 3, 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, November 4, 2018, 8:00am - 11:00am
Prospect Park First Sunday Walk
Meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse, the first Sunday of every month except July and August. Leaders are members of the Brooklyn Bird Club. Bring binoculars.


Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Our 2 year anniversary :)


Gateway National Park
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00am to 12:00pm
A Winter Hike at Breezy Point
Location: Meet at Ft. Tilden Building 1 and Carpool to Breezy Point.
Fees: Free
American Littoral Society Partner program.
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, November 4, 2018, 6:30am - 8:00am
Birding in Peace
By September, offspring of this year's nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering feathered denizens from the north.

Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Saturday/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.


Hudson River Audubon Society
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Jones Beach – Late Fall Migrants
Meet at 8AM at the Coast Guard Station in West End II
This is a good time for a rarity or a western stray to show up. A variety of bird should be seen from seabirds, ducks, hawks, shorebirds and late land migrants.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9:00am
Montauk Point Exploration
Late shorebirds, early waterfowl, straggling waders, and migrating raptors will be our targets as we make numerous stops along the way.
Directions: Meet at the Montauk Point State Park parking lot by the concession stand. Call 631-839-1773 to register.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 3, 2018
South Shores of Jamaica Bay
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, October 22

Sunday, November 4, 2018
State Line Park, New Jersey
Leader: Pieter Prall
Registrar: Sandra Maury — or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Monday, October 22
Ride: $20


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, November 3, 2018, 9am – 3pm
Beginning Birding Field Trip
Classes: Tuesdays, October 16-30, 6:30-8:45pm
Trips: Saturdays, October 27, 8-11am, and November 3, 9am-3pm
Instructor: Tod Winston
Learn the keys to identifying the spectacular variety of birds that migrate southwards through New York City every fall. 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 two field trips to Central Park and Jamaica Bay (transport to Jamaica Bay included). Limited to 12. $179 (125)
Click here to register

Saturday, November 3, 2018, 9am – 3pm
Ducks, Raptors and More at Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Come explore the lovely coves and rocky outcroppings of Pelham Bay Park, as we look for wintering ducks, migrating raptors, and more. Pelham Bay Park's combination of open water, salt marsh, rocky shore, both young and old growth forest, rare coastal tall grass meadows, and patches of dry and wet oak savanna are not just unique within the city, but also on this continent. Bring lunch and water. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $97 (68)
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Saturday, November 3, 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.


North Shore Audubon
Saturday, November 3, 2018, 8am – 12pm
Nassau County Museum of Art
Leader: Peggy (516) 883-2130
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576, USA (map)

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


Saturday, November 3, 2018, 10:00am - 6:30pm
Storm King

Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:00am - 8:00pm
Bear Mountain
Alternate outing: NYC Marathon!



Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, November 4, 2018
Leader: Eric; Ian (917) 279-7530


South Shore Audubon Society
November 4, 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, November 3, 2018
The New York City Naturalist Club: Owl Prowl at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Registration required.

Sunday, November 4, 2018
Animal of the Month Club: Turkey Vulture at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.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.

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