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Monday, January 14, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, January 19, 2019 to Sunday, January 20, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
Friday, January 18, 2019 - Monday, January 21, 2019
Cape Ann/Plum Island Winter Birding Weekend
The coast of northeast Massachusetts is the winter home to a spectacular array of seabirds. Our masterful Naturalist Tait Johansson will guide this special trip around the region in search of such stunners as Harlequin Duck, King Eider, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Red-necked Grebe, Rough-legged Hawk, Iceland and Glaucous Gulls, Purple Sandpiper, Black Guillemot, Black-legged Kittiwake, Razorbill, and Snowy Owl. It’s also possible to see Dovekie, Thick-billed Murre, and Eastern and Short-eared Owls. Add these to your year (or life) list this month!
Cost: $100/members, or $130/non-members and we’ll credit $30 to an annual membership; travel, lodging, and meals not included.
Note: The fees for this trip help support environmental education so we can continue to deliver high-quality programs for free.
Please register with Susan at or 914.302.9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Leader: Jack Rothman
Focus: Duck species, winter woodland birds, raptors and residents of the forest
Car fee: $15.00
Registrar: Janet Schumacher
Registration Period: Jan 12th – Jan 17th
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, January 19, 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.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Jones Beach
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, January 7
Ride: $25


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
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 8:30am – 10:30am
Eagle Watch and Bird Walk at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan
Guide: Annie Barry
Join Annie Barry for a winter hike through the various landscapes and habitats of Inwood Hill Park. Located at the northern tip of Manhattan where the Harlem River meets the Hudson, Inwood Hill Park offers shoreline vistas, mature forest, and the last natural salt marsh in Manhattan. We'll begin on the Hudson shore in search of the Bald Eagles that have been sighted there frequently in recent winters, then move into the forest to search for wintering and year-round birds, and finally to the salt marsh to look for wintering ducks. Some hilly walking required. Limited to 15. $36 (25)
Click here to register

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:30am – 4:00pm
Snow Birds of Floyd Bennett Field and Fort Tilden, Queens
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Winter brings many rare birds to the City that can’t be found here at any other time. Perhaps most exciting are the “snow birds” of the Arctic tundra, such as Snow Buntings and Snowy Owls, that can occasionally be found in tundra-like habitats further south. Look for these and other winter visitors such as Horned Larks, American Tree Sparrows, and Rough-legged Hawks, as well as wintering ducks, grebes, and loons. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $88 (62) per walk
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New York City WILD!
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:30am
Winter Wonderland! Coney Island, Brooklyn Photography and Nature Walk

For the full information about each walk click HERE (scroll down to the thumbnails) for each of the outings and how to SIGN UP


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, January 20, 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm
Central Greenbelt Trails to Overlook
This is one of my favorite walks in the Greenbelt. We will walk along the Greenbelt ridge through deep woods and arrive at the overlook for a restorative view of an idyllic landscape stretching to the bay. Dress warmly and bring snacks and beverage.
Meet at the High Rock Park parking lot at the top of Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue.
For more information, contact Hillel Lofaso at or 718-477-0545.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, January 19, 2019
Birding: Winter Birds at Green-Wood Cemetery at 25th Street, Brooklyn
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcome.

Birding: Hawk Watch at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Our birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

Ecosystem Explorers: Deciduous Forest at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Deciduous forests host many different tree species, and all kinds of wildlife from birds to deer can be seen in their natural environment

Sunday, January 20, 2019
Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Appropriate for all skill levels.

Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this acrobatic raptor, the Norther Harrier.

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