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Monday, May 20, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, May 25, 2019 to Sunday, May 26, 2019:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 7:15am - 12:00pm
Prospect Park Saturday Walk
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik Meet at Ocean/Parkside Avenues, “The Pergola” at 7:15 am No registration necessary.
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, May 25, 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, May 26, 2019, 9:00am - 10:30am
Fort Greene Park, North Brooklyn
Meet 9 am at the Urban Park Rangers Visitors Center
Leader: August Davidson-Onsgard
Focus: Spring migration of songbirds at a historical park. The park’s May list is 78 species to date. No registration necessary. Nearest train stations: DeKalb Avenue station; exit and walk 5 blocks east on DeKalb Avenue; Also Fulton Ave A and […]


Gateway National Park
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 10:00am — 11:00am
Birding for Beginners
Day(s): Every week on Saturday until September 28, 2019
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Sunday, May 26, 2019, 10:00am — 11:30am
Osprey Watch Guided Walk
Day(s): Every week on Sunday until September 29, 2019
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 6:00am - 7:30am
Birding in Peace
Peak Spring Migration From Ruby-throated Hummingbirds to over 20 species of colorful wood-warblers, our peak migration tours will feature many of the 163 bird species that have been recorded at Green-Wood during the month of May. Beginning just after sunrise, we will experience spring’s dawn chorus at the active time of day for birds.
$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.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 2019, 8:00am
Cranberry Bog Nature Preserve
This preserve is a tiny jewel set in the wetlands of Riverhead, and serves as part of the drainage system of the Peconic River and is a natural reservoir for Long Island's fresh water supply. Hiking trails on the property allow for sights of various plant life, birds species, reptiles and other local wildlife. Great Blue Herons fish here frequently, as do kingfishers.
Registration: Call (585) 880-0915 to register.

Directions: Take LIE east to exit 71, then take NY-24 S to Lake Ave, about a mile or so south of the traffic circle. Look for a sign that marks the entrance to the preserve.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, May 25, 2019 (rain date Sunday, May 26)
Bashakill Marsh and Environs
Leader: John Haas
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, April 29
Ride: $45


New York City Audubon
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:30am – 12:30pm
Birding South Brooklyn: Marine Park and Plumb Beach
Guide: Tod Winston
We'll arrive early at the Salt Marsh Nature Center at Marine Park to seek out secretive Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows, Clapper Rails, and waders—and then head to Plumb Beach right after low tide in search of Ruddy Turnstones, Red Knots, Black Skimmers, and terns. Bring lunch, water, and binoculars. Transport by passenger van. Limited to 12. $87 (61)
Click here to register

Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am
Van Cortlandt Bird Walks, The Bronx
Saturdays, April 27-July 20, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Sunday, May 26, 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, May 25, 2019, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Nassau County Museum of Art
Leader: Joyce 516-621-6678‬
Where: Nassau County Museum of Art, One Museum Dr, Roslyn, NY 11576 (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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Saturday, May 25, 2019, 6:30pm
Horseshoe Crab Discovery Walk
Join NYC H2O and Professor Lisa Jeane Moore to see the horseshoe crabs as they come ashore for their mating ritual as they have done for the last 450 million years. Horseshoe crabs are trilobites, some of the planets' oldest living creatures. They play a critical role in coastal ecology as scavengers whose eggs provide food for migrating birds. In the Northeast, horseshoe crabs numbers are declining due to loss of habitat as well as the over-harvesting of horseshoe crabs for biotech purposes and commercial bait.
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New York City WILD!
Sunday, May 26, 2019, 9:30am
Old Croton Aqueduct - Part 5 (of 8) Yonkers to Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx

For the full information about each walk click HERE


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Buck’s Hollow
Enjoy a spring hike through the heart of the Greenbelt. Participants will discuss the diversity of flora and fauna in this rich woodland along the Red Trail. Fresh blooms and early spring bird song will welcome park visitors.
Meet at the Latourette House Golf Course parking lot.
For more information contact Ray Matarazzo at (718) 317-7666.


Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, May 26, 2019
All day trip. Please contact trip leader for meeting time and location. Ask whether to pack a lunch or whether to plan on eating lunch out.

Trip Etiquette
• Non members are welcome on our trips and we would appreciate a nominal $5 (or more!) voluntary donation for non-member participation. We prefer if you offer instead of being asked.
• All persons (member or not) are required to offer contribution if they get a ride with another.
• All persons are requested to Notify the leader at least 2 days in advance if they want to go on a trip.
• Be on time. We depart promptly.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Hempstead Plains
Take Meadowbrook Parkway Exit M4, west towards Nassau Coliseum and Charles Lindbergh Blvd. Follow Charles Lindbergh Blvd. a short distance to first exit on right, East Parking Area for Nassau Community College. Turn right into East Parking Area and see entrance to Hempstead Plains ahead to the right. There is parking at the Entrance.
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, May 25, 2019
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Join us in the park as we focus on wildlife happenings in the park on a walk led by NYC Audubon experts.

Ecosystem Explorers: Vernal Ponds at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!

Sunday, May 26, 2019
Birding: Spring Migration at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.


Wild Bird Fund
Saturday, May 25, 2019, 9:00am - 11:00am
Take a Walk on the Wild Side
Wild Bird Fund Center, 565 Columbus Avenue New York, NY 10024 United States
Time to see who's at the Reservoir and Pinetum! Join Alan Messer, WBF member, artist, and birder, to check the Reservoir for passage and breeding waterbirds and swifts, then into the Pinetum for breeding songbirds and woodpeckers, and then the Ramble for late warblers and flycatchers. We'll be meeting at the Wild Bird Fund (address below) at 9 AM SHARP on May 25, 2019, with the rain date set for May 26, from 9:00 - 11:00 AM. The walk is…
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