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Monday, September 02, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, September 7, 2019 to Sunday, September 8, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
August 25, 2019 through November 25, 2019, 9:00am-5:00pm
Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
Arthur Butler Sanctuary, Bedford, NY
Spectacular flocks of Broad-winged Hawks pass through our area in mid-September, but Accipiters such as Sharp-shinned + Cooper’s Hawks provide the most consistent flight throughout the fall hawk-watching season.

Join us for Science in Action: Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other Hawkwatch sites to create population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitats.

Registration not necessary.
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, September 7, 2019
A Fall migratory tour of the Brooklyn southeast coast and JBWR East Pond
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Focus: late shorebirds and waterbirds, early warblers, swallows, terns and typical early insectivore migrants
Car Pool Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Dennis Hrehowsik email
Registration Period: Aug 31st – Sept 5th
Note: Prospective locations are Plumb Beach at low tide (8:30 am), the newly opened Shirley Chisholm State Park and optional Floyd Bennett Field,& Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge during high tide. (4:12pm)
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 7:30am - 11:00am
Prospect Park Saturday Fall Migration Walk
Meet 7:30 am at the “Pergola” entrance on Ocean and Parkside Avenues (NOTE NEW TIME!)
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
No registration necessary.
Note: Nearest train stops Prospect Park (B express) and Parkside Avenues (local) Q trains

Saturday, September 7, 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.


Gateway National Park
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10:00am — 11:00am
Birding for Beginners
Day(s): Every week on Saturday until September 28, 2019
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Sunday, September 8, 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, September 8, 2019, 6:30am - 8:00am
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 birds that make Green-Wood their home – at least temporarily.

By September, offspring of these nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering feathered denizens from the north.

All walks are at a slow pace on easy to moderate terrain, but proper, close toed footwear is suggested.
$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, September 7, 2019
Fort Tilden 1
The leaves are starting to fall, the beachgoers few and far between, and Fort Tilden is there just waiting to be explored. Walk the shore and explore the woods with American Littoral Society naturalist Gordon Lam and NYC Botanist, Zihao Wang to search for critters on the beach, migrating songbirds in the trees, and the fabulous historic fortifications from World War II.

• Subway & bus: Take the #2 or #5 train to Flatbush Ave. / Brooklyn College and then the Q-35 bus past Floyd Bennett Field and just over the Gil Hodges memorial Bridge.  Ask the driver to let you off at Ft. Tilden.   Check Saturday/Sunday train schedules ahead of time.
• By car: From exit 11s on the Belt Parkway, head south and over the Marine Parkway Bridge (Gil Hodges Memorial). Stay on right and take the right ramp toward Breezy Point. Make a quick left into Fort Tilden at the first light. Go to end and park by Bldg. One or at the nearby Post Chapel.

Leader: Gordon Lam
Registrar: Lori Lam — or 646-673-5418
Registration opens: Monday, August 26
Ride: $15


New York City Audubon
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00am-11:00am
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

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am
Birding in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturdays, September 7 and October 19, 9-10:30am
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 searching for fall migrants. Registration preferred. Limited to 19 per walk. Free
Click here to register

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am
Van Cortlandt Park Bird Walks
Saturdays, September 7-November 23, 9-10:30am
Guides: NYC Audubon with the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Meet at the southeast corner of the Mosholu Avenue park entrance. 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 forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 8am – 11am
Fall Warblers Class
Friday, September 6, 6:30-8:30pm (class)
Sunday, September 8, 8-11am (trip)
Instructor: Joe Giunta, Happy Warblers LLC
Identifying “confusing fall warblers” can be tricky, even for the experts. Come study some of the most puzzling species that stop through our area during fall migration with expert Joe Giunta, and then enjoy a second session in the “classroom” of Central Park. Limited to 12. $65 (45)
Click here to register

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9:00am – 10:30am
Pelham Bay Park Bird Walks
Sundays, September 8-December 8, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon with Pelham Bay Park
September 8: Meets at Rodman’s Neck Parking Lot
September 15-December 8: Meet at Orchard Beach 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 fall migrants. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 9:30am – 11:30am
Birding at Wave Hill
Sundays, September 8 and October 13
Guide: Gabriel Willow with Wave Hill
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. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. Limited to 20 per walk. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see for more information).

Sunday, September 8, 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Governors Island Free Bird Walks
Saturdays, August 31, September 8, September 14, 2-3pm
Sundays, September 1 and September 28, 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 200 species on Learn about the island's fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


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, September 7, 2019, 9:30am
NYC Wild! Essentials: Staten Island: Mount Loretto Unique Area

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


North Fork Audubon Society
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 8:00am
Arshamomaque Preserve
Birds abound in migration all over the North Fork this time of the year and who knows, maybe we'll see a resident river otter for good measure!
Meet at the Red House at Inlet Pond County Park at 8am.
Please call or text Tom at (631) 275-3202 or email to register.
Suggested donation is $4 for nonmembers


North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, September 7, 2019, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Garvies Point Preserve
Leader: Lindy - (516) 628-1315
Garvies Point Museum-Preserve, 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove, NY  11542

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.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Hempstead Lake State Park
From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.)
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
Sunday, September 8, 2019
Fall Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on walks through the gardens and woodlands.

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