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Monday, December 31, 2018

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, January 5, 2019 to Sunday, January 6, 2019:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 5, 2019
Manasquan Reservoir and Shark River, NJ
Co-Leaders: Larry Zirlin and Peter Dorosh
Focus: winter ducks- freshwater and salt, geese and other waterfowl species
Car fee: $25.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh or text only cell 347-622-3559
Registration Period: Dec 29th – Jan 3rd
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 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, January 6, 2019, 10:00am - 12:00pm
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.


Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 9:00am
Leader(s): John Gluth (631-827-0120) and Ken Thompson (631-612-8028)
Meet at Lighthouse parking lot. Latecomers can still join in the vicinity of the restaurant overlook. Directions: Route 27 to 27A to end.


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, January 5, 2019, 10am – 1pm
Winter Waterfowl ID Workshop Field Trip
Thursday, January 3, 6-7:30pm (class) and Saturday, January 5, 10am-1pm (trip)
Instructor: Gabriel Willow
If it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck . . . but is it a dabbling duck or a diving duck? Or could it be a grebe? This class will help you distinguish between ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and more. Following our class, we'll put our newfound skills to work as we seek out the diverse mix of dabbling ducks, bay ducks, sea ducks, grebes, loons, and cormorants to be found in Central Park's Reservoir. Limited to 12. $65 (45)
Click here to register


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Mill Pond Park
Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.
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
Sunday, January 6, 2019
Heather Garden Birds and Tree Tour at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park), Manhattan
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Learn more about the winter birds and the importance of native plant species within Fort Tryon Park on this tour.

Ecosystem Explorers: Grasslands at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
We will identify and view the many different birds, mammal, insect and plant species of a grassland ecosystem.

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