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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, March 23, 2019 to Sunday, March 24, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Vernal Pools at Hunt-Parker Sanctuary
Lazy frogs? Green frogs don’t chase their prey – they eat whatever comes their way!
Find these and much more on an exploration of our Vernal Pools at Hunt-Parker Sanctuary, led by long-time Bedford Audubon member Paul Lewis. You’ll visit these hidden treasures deep in the forest and learn about the vital importance of these seasonal wetlands as spawning grounds for salamanders and other amphibians. Family friendly for children 10 years and older: must be accompanied by an adult. Meet at Bylane Farm at 12:45pm wearing boots suitable for water.
Cost: Free
Level of difficulty: Easy-moderate
Secure your place with Susan at or 914-302-9713


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 23, 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 23, 2019, 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Floyd Bennett Woodcock Sky Dance
Note: this trip starts at 3 pm.
Leader: Peter Dorosh and Ryan Goldberg
Focus: The hope for American Woodcock display in the early evening after other birding for other species
Registrar: Peter Dorosh (or backup
Registration Period: March 16th - March 21st Leaders
Note: As is the case with weather, American Woodcocks evening good display […]


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, March 24, 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.

$10 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $15 for non-members

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.

For this program you will check in at the Gothic Arches, right at the main entrance. Click here for our inclement weather policy.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Central Park Winter Bird Walk 2
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Matthews — or (650)-823-1239
Registration opens: Monday, March 11
Public transportation


New York City Audubon
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 5:00pm – 9:30pm
The Sky-Dance of the Woodcock
Guide: Gabriel Willow
The American Woodcock is a remarkable bird. It is in the sandpiper family but lives in woodlands, often far from beaches. The male performs an incredible crepuscular aerial display and song early in the spring, soon after the snow melts in the northern U.S. We’ll look for it (and bats, owls, and other critters) at Floyd Bennett Field. Bring a headlamp or flashlight and a snack. Transport by passenger van included. Each trip limited to 12. $92 (64) per trip
Click here to register

Sunday, March 24, 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am
Pelham Bay Park Bird Walk Series
Sundays, March 24-June 30 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon with Pelham Bay Park
Before May 20th: Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot
May 20th-June 30th: Meet at Rodman's Neck Parking Lot
Join us to explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of spring migrants. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


Northshore Audubon Society
Saturday, March 23, 2019, 8am – 12pm
Hempstead Lake SP
Leader: Steve S. - ‭(516) 987-8103‬
Where: 40.673575, -73.649713 (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!
Sunday, March 24, 2019, 12:00noon
Queens: Baisley Pond 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 24, 2019, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Neighborhood Nature Series, Pleasant Plains
Pleasant Plains SIRT Station
There is nature in every neighborhood on Staten Island and Protectors president, Cliff Hagen, is excited to visit different locations across the island to explore and enjoy the nature at our doorsteps. Participants will meet on Amboy Road, below the SIRT train trestle.
We will walk local streets watching for the busy activity of migrant birds and search for early signs of spring. For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Norman J. Levy Park and Preserve
From the Meadowbrook Parkway, use the Merrick Road M9 east exit. Enter the Department of Sanitation entrance immediately on right (if you’re driving west on Merrick Road, make a U-turn after Central Boulevard and before the Meadowbrook Parkway). Look for signs to Levy Park and Preserve parking 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
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Discovery Hike: Bring in Spring at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Stretch out the winter wearies with a hike through the central Greenbelt in search of buds, blooms, birds, and other signs of spring.

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