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Monday, December 24, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

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

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, December 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.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 12:00pm
Pelham Bay Park: Waterfowl and Seals
At the western end of Long Island Sound, Pelham Bay Park is home in the wintertime to a variety of ducks, geese, loons, cormorants, and other waterfowl. The rocks off Twin Islands also serve as a haul-out spot for several species of seals. We will take advantage of low tide to see all these animals. Then we will journey up into the pine woods of Hunter Island to search for owls.

Directions: Take the Throgs Neck or Whitestone Bridge to the Hutchinson River Parkway North. Take Exit 5 for Orchard Beach. We will meet at the northeastern end of the Orchard Beach parking lot. Call 585-880-0915 to register.


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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, December 30, 2018, 10:30am-12:30pm
Warm up to Winter Walk - Greenbelt Nature Center
Let’s get acquainted with the quiet, welcome stillness of winter as we explore and learn about how this season offers promise amid unique challenges. We will walk about 3 miles on the red-trail loop in the heart of LaTourette Park in the Greenbelt.
Dress warmly and bring snacks and beverage. Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center at Rockland and Brielle Avenues.
For more information, contact Hillel Lofaso at or 718-477-0545.

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