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Monday, August 19, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, August 24, 2019 to Sunday, August 25, 2019:

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 8:15am
Totally Remarkable Cupsogue Sand Flats
Meet Eileen Schwinn, trip leader, at 8:15 am, at the western end of the Cupsogue parking lot. Low tide is approximately 10:40 am giving us a good amount of time to meander the way to the Bay, and cross with minimal water. Parking fees are collected at this County Park, beginning at 8:30 am, so arrive early. Restrooms are on site, as are refreshment stands at the end of the walk. Once inside the park, one can stay all day if you wish.

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.


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Gateway National Park
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00am — 11:00am
Birding for Beginners
Day(s): Every week on Saturday until September 28, 2019
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Sunday, August 25, 2019, 10:00am — 11:30am
Osprey Watch Guided Walk
Day(s): Every week on Sunday until September 29, 2019
View Details

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Hudson River Audubon Society
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 10:00am
Lenoir Nature Preserve - Beverly Smith Memorial Butterfly Walk
Meet at the Nature Center. We will walk up to the garden that Beverly started. We will look for butterflies as well as eggs, caterpillars and chrysalis. Learn about the Monarch Butterfly’s remarkable migration to and from Mexico.
http://www.hras.org/wtobird/lenoir.html

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New York City Audubon
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 8:30am – 10:30am
Birding in Marine Park, Brooklyn
Guide: Mike Yuan with the Natural Areas Conservancy
Join the Natural Areas Conservancy and New York City Audubon for a birding expedition in Marine Park in Brooklyn. Led by Mike Yuan, a New York City Audubon board member and avid Brooklyn birder, this two-hour event will cover the basics of birding and expose participants to some of Brooklyn's most exciting wildlife, shorebirds! We'll explore the park's varied natural areas including its forests, marshlands, and shoreline.

Over the last four years, the Natural Areas Conservancy, along with its partner organizations, has worked to improve Marine Park’s trails and habitat, making major strides to enrich the health of the park’s 133 acres of natural areas. Through plantings, invasive plant removal, formally defining a loop trail, installing trail markers, and adding new maps to the NYC Parks website, Marine Park has become more accessible to visitors and provides new recreational opportunities on the shore of Jamaica Bay.

This event is for beginner and experienced birders alike. Please bring your own binoculars. It's free of charge and registration is required. An extremely limited number of binoculars will be available if needed.

Please meet at 8:30am at Marine Park's Salt Marsh Nature Center. The event will last approximately two hours. Please wear closed toe shoes, be prepared for mud, and bring enough water to stay hydrated. We also recommend wearing sunscreen and bug repellent.

This event was made possible through support to the Natural Areas Conservancy from Con Edison.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/birding-in-marine-park-brooklyn-with-new-york-city-audubon-tickets-63443095005

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 9:00am – 1:30pm
Shorebird Walk in Jamaica Bay
Guide: Gabriel Willow
We'll search the Jamaica Bay mudflats and ponds for breeding herons and egrets, Forster's and Common Terns, Clapper Rails, and American Oystercatchers, as well as migratory plovers and sandpipers that will already be headed south. Limited to 15. $40 (28)
Click here to register

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Governors Island Free Bird Walks
Saturdays, June 22, June 29, July 27, August 10 and August 24, 2-3pm
Sundays, June 16, July 21 and August 18, 2-3pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
Meet at Nolan Park House #17. Join us for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 192 species recorded on ebird.org. Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 8am – 11am
Prospect Park Bird Walk
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Join Gabriel Willow for a leisurely walk to see early fall migrants and breeding bird residents of “Brooklyn's Backyard.” Prospect Park’s wide variety of habitats attract a large number of migrants and breeding bird species—significantly more than Central Park in fact. We will explore the park's meadows, forests, and waterways in search of waterfowl, warblers, tanagers, and other species that call the park home. Limited to 15 per walk. $36 (25) per walk
Click here to register

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Governors Island Free Bird Walks
Saturdays, June 22, June 29, July 27, August 10 and August 24, 2-3pm
Sundays, June 16, July 21 and August 18, 2-3pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
Meet at Nolan Park House #17. Join us for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 192 species recorded on ebird.org. Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

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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
Get Tickets

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New York City WILD!
Sunday, August 25, 2019, 2:00pm
Shorebird Season: Brooklyn: Marine Park Salt Marsh

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

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, August 24, 2019, 2:00pm-5:00pm
Second Annual Dick Buegler Bash
Protectors of Pine Oak Woods invites all to honor and celebrate our Founder, Dick Buegler, a Staten Island environmental activist and educator! Play games and earn prizes. All ages welcome! Adults and children will enjoy the day. Surprises await! We will be celebrating at Clay Pit Pond State Park Preserve located at 2351 Veterans Road West.

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00pm-3:00pm
Lizard Hunt / Kingfisher Pond
Greaves Avenue and Fairfield Street
Italian wall Lizards released a decade or so ago have adapted well to living in the area between Richmond Town and Great Kills. Before winding our way around and through Kingfisher Park we will look for these swift little reptiles and observe their behavior as they coexist with people by taking advantage of the environment we have created for them. Following the lizard hunt we will explore the wetlands in Kingrfisher Pond with the hopes of seeing turtles sunning on logs in the pond as well as herons and other birds carrying on their lives.
Meet at the corner of Greaves Avenue and Fairfield Street behind PS 37.
For more information phone Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.

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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Mill Pond Park
Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.
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.


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Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, August 24, 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.
Free!

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