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Monday, March 11, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, March 16, 2019 to Sunday, March 17, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 8:30am - 2:00pm
Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge and Black Dirt Region
What kind of duck has sharp claws? The Wood Duck!
Join Tait Johansson for a visit to Wallkill National Wildlife Refuge and Black Dirt Region to see them! Along with Wood Ducks, we’re likely to see other exciting spring migrants such as Rusty Blackbird and large flocks of waterfowl that often contain hundreds of Northern Pintail and Green-winged Teal.
Depart Bylane 7am.
Cost: Free.
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Secure your place with Susan Fisher at or 914-302-9713.


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 16, 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.

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Rafael Campos
Focus: returning early spring migrants, early herons and egrets, waterfowl and ducks, raptors
Registrar: Donna Evans email
Registration Period: March 9th - May 14th
Please review our trip guidelines here:


Gateway National Recreation Area
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Marsh Madness - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
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Sunday, March 17, 2019, 12pm — 3pm
Dead Horse Bay, New York's Best Kept Secret
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Saturday, March 16, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Sunday, March 17, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Birding Basics - Just in time for spring migration!
Birding is one of the country’s fastest growing hobbies, and there is no place better to enjoy it in Brooklyn than at Green-Wood! This two-part course teaches the why, where, how, and what of birding to the beginner. With over 250 species of birds residing in, or passing through, the Big Apple every year, learn where to look for, and how to identify, many species of this diverse group of animals. The second session ends with a walk through the Cemetery, applying some of the lessons learned in the classroom.

Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the Main Entrance at 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

Meets at the Prospect Park West Entrance at 20th Street and 9th Avenue. One ticket secures a spot for both sessions.


Northshore Audubon Society
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Jones Beach Coast Guard
Leader: Ralph (516) 785-3375
Meet: Boat Basin West End - Jones Beach State Park NY, Jones Beach Island, Point Lookout, NY 11569 (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.


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 WILD!
Saturday, March 16, 2019, 9:00am
Ossining, NY: Teatown Lake Reservation, Photography and Nature Walk

Sunday, March 17, 2019, 12:30pm
Queens: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge 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


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 17, 2019
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
Sunday, March 17, 2019
Ecosystem Explorers: Coastline at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!

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