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Monday, July 29, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, August 3, 2019 to Sunday, August 4, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Where can you see migrating shorebirds such herons and egrets?
On a Field Trip to Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge! Join Naturalist Tait Johansson for high tide at the bay at the peak of shorebird migration at the refuge’s East Pond. We are also likely to see Glossy Ibis and many others! Bring binoculars, lunch, sunscreen, plenty of cold drinks, and boots/footwear so you won’t mind getting muddy.
Depart Bylane 8:30am or meet at Visitor’s Center at 10:00am
Cost: Free
Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate
Please register with Susan at or 914-302-9713
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Early Morning Shorebirds of Jamaica Bay Refuge and Afternoon Butterflies of Shirley Chisholm State Park
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Shorebird species and waterbirds; butterflies and dragonflies
Car Pool Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh (or backup
Registration Period: July 27th - Aug 1st
Note: High tide is 11:08 AM. After lunch the group will visit the brand new park Shirley Chisholm State Park for the BBC’s debut visit, with a focus on butterflies […]


Gateway National Park
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 10:00am — 11:00am
Birding for Beginners
Day(s): Every week on Saturday until September 28, 2019
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Sunday, August 4, 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, August 4, 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.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, August 3, 2019
Central Park Horticultural Walk
Leader: Regina Alvarez — information only
No registration. Public transportation
Meet at NE corner of 103rd Street and Central Park West, 10 am


New York City Audubon
Sunday, August 4, 2019, 10am – 1pm
Shorebird Identification Workshop
Friday, August 2, 6:30-8:30pm (class)
Sunday, August 4, 10am-1pm (trip)
Instructor: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC
Shorebirds are one of the most challenging groups of birds to identify, yet beautiful and fascinating once they can be distinguished. Learn to identify plovers and sandpipers (including "peeps") by learning behavior, field marks, and calls—then take a field trip to Jamaica Bay to practice your new skills. Limited to 12. $65 (45)
Click here to register


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, August 3, 2019, 10:00am
NEW! EXPLORE! Save the DATE! Constitution Marsh Audubon Center Canoe Paddle, Cold Spring, NY

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 4:00pm
Bridges of New York Sunset Walk: George Washington Bridge and Fort Lee Park, NJ

For the full information about each walk click HERE


North Fork Audubon Society
Saturday, August 3, 2019, 8:00am
Shorebird Migration
Cedar beach is "the spot" for shorebird watching. Tom can guarantee you'll see whimbrel on this trip. So come and see one for yourself!
Meet at The Red House at Inlet Pond County Park Greenport at 8AM (The walk will be about 2 hours)
Call or text Tom at (631)275-3202 or email him at to register for the walk.
Suggested donation is $4 for nonmembers


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 3, 2019
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, August 4, 2019
Queens Park of the Month: Birding at Brookville Park at Brookville Boulevard and Caney Road (in Brookville Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
This park in southeast Queens is a popular landing location for migrating birds.

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