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Monday, July 08, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, July 13, 2019 to Sunday, July 14, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 6:00am and 8:30am
Bird Walks at Caramoor's Birdsong Celebration
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd, Katonah, NY 10536
Celebrate the birds on walks and through the universal language of music!
Join Tait Johansson for free Bird Walks around the spectacular grounds and gardens of Caramoor this summer! Bedford Audubon is proud to be a part of Caramoor Takes Wing! Celebrating Birdsong as Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Messiaen’s Catalogue d’Oiseaux. This event is appropriate for kids and families.
Cost: Bird Walks are Free with registration with Caramoor
Level of difficulty: Easy
Register by contacting the Caramoor Box Office at or 914.232.1252
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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 8:00am
Dune Road - Shinnecock to Tiana
Meet Eileen Schwinn, trip leader, at 8:00 am. We will begin at a NEW LOCATION, the County Parking Lot at the End of Dune Road, overlooking the Shinnecock Inlet (east of Oakland’s Restaurant). ELIAS has bayside day passes to be used as we travel along Dune Road, and stop at Tiana, Trustee Roads and other Points of Interest, as the birds dictate. Restrooms are portapotty, or “real” at Ponquogue Pavillion (ocean side and walkable from bayside parking) and at Tiana (again, walkable on Ocean side from the bayside parking area).

All levels of naturalists, including beginners, are most welcome on Eastern Long Island Audubon field trips.
Most trips are free to attend, however, sometimes the venue we are visiting has a fee. We try to make a note of it in the notice.


Gateway National Park
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 10:00am — 11:00am
Birding for Beginners
Day(s): Every week on Saturday until September 28, 2019
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Sunday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2019, 6:00am - 7:30am
Birding in Peace
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home. 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.

Summer Birding
In July we should see the offspring of our resident red-tailed hawk bravely preparing to leave the nest. Warbler songs will be replaced by chirring Cicadas and the tweets of fledgling birds. Butterflies and dragonflies are abundant. By late-July, expect the arrival of the first southbound migrants.

$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, July 14, 2019 - 8:00am
Suffolk County Environmental Center
The 70-acre facility lies near the shores of the Great South Bay and is adjacent to the Seatuck National Wildlife Refuge and the Islip Town Beach. A system of trails and boardwalks gives visitors access to the property's diverse mix of habitats, including extensive salt marsh, freshwater wetlands and mature upland forest.
Registration: Call (585) 880-0915 to register.

Directions: Take LIE east to exit 56, to Route 111 South. Turn right onto 27A, turn left onto S. Bay Ave, entrance is one mile south on Main St.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Staten Island Nesting Birds – Purple Martins Plus
Leader: Richard Veit
Registrar: Karen Asakawa — or 347-306-0690
Registration opens: Monday, July 1
Ride: $20


New York City Audubon
Saturday, July 13, 2019, 6:30am – 12:30pm
Beach-Nesting Birds of Nickerson Beach, NY
Guide: Tod Winston
Come bird at the beach. Departing early to beat the heat, we’ll have plenty of time to observe breeding waterbirds feeding their young: Common and Least Terns, American Oystercatchers, and Piping Plovers. We're also sure to see nesting Black Skimmers—and will be on the lookout for possible Gull-billed and Roseate Terns, as well as summering sea ducks.
Bring lunch. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $100 (70)
Click here to register

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am
Birding Brooklyn Bridge Park
Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at Pier 1 park entrance at the intersection of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque bird walk along the Brooklyn waterfront. We'll look for breeding and nesting birds like the Gray Catbird, American Robin, Song Sparrow, and more. Visit to register. Limited to 19 per walk. Free
Click here to register

Saturday, July 13, 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

Saturday, July 13, 2019, 12pm – 4pm
Sixth Annual "It's Your Tern!" Festival
Parade Ground Southeast Corner, Governors Island
With Trust for Governors Island, Friends of Governors Island, National Park Service, New York Harbor School, Earth Matter NY
Come celebrate Governors Island’s treasures: Common Terns and oysters! Common Terns, listed as a threatened species in New York State, have nested for several years on decommissioned piers on Governors Island’s waterfront. The colony has expanded over time and benefited recently from the introduction of oyster shells as a nesting material. Free activities at this year’s festival will include bird walks and talks, as well as hands-on activities for the whole family. Get to the festival by taking the ferry to Governors Island. The festival will take place at the southeast corner of the Parade Ground right across from St. Cornelius Chapel. No limit. Free
Click here for Google Map of the festival location

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 9am – 11am
Transmitter Park Bird and Plant Walk, Brooklyn
Guide: Tod Winston with the Friends of WNYC Transmitter Park
Meet inside the Greenpoint Avenue park entrance. Join Tod Winston as he helps identify bird species in Transmitter Park and discusses how planted life supports avian life there and beyond, specifically highlighting the Greenpoint Avenue gardens, which were created with this purpose in mind. Registration preferred. Free
Click here to register

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 9:30am – 11:30am
Birding at Wave Hill
Sundays May 12, June 9, July 14, August 11, September 8, 9:30-11:30am
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Walks run rain or shine. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. No registration required. No limit. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see for more information)


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, July 13, 2019, 10:00am
Hardscrabble Ramble #2: Bridges of the Harlem River

Sunday, July 14, 2019, 4:00pm
Bridges of New York Sunset Walk: Bayonne Bridge, Staten Island to Bayonne, NJ

For the full information about each walk click HERE


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, July 13, 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.

Community Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir at Ridgewood Reservoir, Queens
10:00 a.m.–12:00 a.m.
Guides from NYCH2O will lead a history, engineering, and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks.

Rocking the Boat: Rowing and Birding at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx
1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.

Sunday, July 14, 2019
Summer Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands.

The New York City Naturalist Club: Evening Hawk Watch at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan
2:00 p.m.–3:30 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.

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