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Monday, March 04, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, March 9, 2019 to Sunday, March 10, 2019:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 9, 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, March 10, 2019, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Woodland Critters of Green-wood Cemetery
Meet 8:00 am at the 5th Ave and 25th Street main entrance arch
Leaders: Bobbi Manian and Dennis Hrehowsik
Focus: late winter and early spring upland and passerine woodland species
Site profile:
Please review our trip guidelines here:


Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00am
Elizabeth Morton NWR
Leader: Byron Young
This is always a special walk. Just at the edge of winter, you will be greeted by lots of hungry birds, that eat right out of your hand. Frequently there are pockets of over-wintering birds. Great photo ops as you are close to the birds. Meet at the Refuge parking lot at 8 am. It is roughly a 2 mile walk to the beach and around the refuge. Dress warmly and appropriately. Bring binoculars! Bird seed will be provided.

The Elizabeth Morton NWR is off Noyac Road on the way to Sag Harbor (if you are coming from the west).


Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Fresh Kills Walk with Move Forward Staten Island

All walks follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Birding in Peace
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we’ll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

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.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:00am
Robert Moses State Park
We will bird different sections of the State Park in search of variety of wintering ducks and land birds.

Directions: Take Robert Moses State Pkwy south to end, meet in field 2

Registration: (585) 880-0915


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
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 9am – 6pm
Winter Birding on the South Shore of Long Island
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Winter in New York brings the excitement of possibility: Will Snowy Owls appear in the dunes? Will Harlequin Ducks move westward from Cape Cod and Montauk and appear in closer waters? Will irruptive northern finches and Bohemian Waxwings move south from Canada? All of these species and more are possible on Long Island in the winter, along with more expected species such as loons, grebes, scaup, eider, Northern Harriers, and Purple Sandpipers.
Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $95 (67) per trip
Click here to register

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 9:30am – 11:30am
Winter Birding at Wave Hill, Bronx
Sundays, December 9, January 13, February 10, and March 10, 9:30-11:30am
Guide: Gabriel Willow with Wave Hill
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Come explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill and observe the hardy birds that spend the winter in this urban oasis. Walks run rain or shine. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. See for admission rates. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission


New York City WILD!
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:00noon
Brooklyn: Dead Horse Bay, Photography and Nature Walk

Sunday, March 10, 2019, 11:00am
The Bronx: Lower Bronx River Greeway 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


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 10:30am-12:30pm
Is it Spring Yet?
High Rock Park, Staten Island
If you’ve been indoors all winter, it’s time to get into shape. Join us on a circular walk from High Rock Park through the Egbertville Ravine and up Moses Mountain. Let’s see how many signs of spring we can find. We’ll meet at the High Rock Park parking lot at the top of Nevada Avenue off Rockland Avenue. Dress warmly and bring snacks and beverage.
For more information, contact Hillel Lofaso at or 718-477-0545.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Jones Beach West End 2

From the Southern State Parkway, exit onto the Meadowbrook State Parkway south. After entering Jones Beach State Park, exit right (west) into the West End. Continue west to West End 2 parking lot; we meet in the northeast corner of the lot.

From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west to West End 2 parking lot; we meet in the northeast corner of the lot.
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, March 10, 2019
Spring Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.

Family Nature Walk at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
Join naturalist and educator Gabriel Willow on a family-friendly walk through the gardens or woodlands.

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