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Monday, September 23, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, September 28, 2019 to Sunday, September 29, 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 28, 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 28, 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, September 29, 2019
Fort Tilden and Riis Park, Queens
Leader: Ed Crowne
Focus: Fall migrants of the coast, early sparrows, late warblers, raptors peak
Car Pool Fee: $12.00
Registrar: Chris Laskowski email
Registration Period: Sept 21st – Sept 26th


Feminist Bird Club
Sunday, September 29, 2019
Central Park with Outdoor Afro NYC

All walks follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics


Gateway National Park
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10:00am — 11:00am
Birding for Beginners
Day(s): Every week on Saturday until September 28, 2019
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Sunday, September 29, 2019, 10:00am — 11:30am
Osprey Watch Guided Walk
Day(s): Every week on Sunday until September 29, 2019
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Hudson River Audubon Society
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Lenoir Nature Preserve
10:00am Hawk Watch
We will search the skies for hawks making their journey South


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Staten Island Greenbelt
Leader: Seth Wollney
Registrar: Judy Rabi — or 917-658-1832
Registration opens: Monday, September 16
Ride: $20


New York City Audubon
Saturday, September 28, 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

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 10am – 3pm
Monarch and Pollinator Festival
With American Littoral Society, Gateway National Recreation Area
Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a hike around the ponds and gardens to look for migrating monarchs and other pollinators. Afterwards, enjoy a presentation on Monarchs or enjoy a children's program on insects. After lunch, visit Fort Tilden with naturalist Don Riepe for a hike along the dunes to see migrating monarchs and other butterflies.
For more information, contact American Littoral Society at 718-474-0896 or No registration necessary. Free (donation suggested)

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park
Guides: Jeff Ward
Search for fall migrants on a leisurely afternoon walk through Central Park's best birding spots.
Limited to 15 per walk. $36 (25) per walk
Click here to register

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 2pm – 3pm
Governors Island Free Bird Walks
Saturdays, September 14, September 28 and October 19, 2-3pm
Sunday, October 6, 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

Sunday, September 29, 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


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 28, 2019, 12:00 noon
NYC Wild! Essentials: Manhattan: Central Park "The Whole Thing"

Sunday, September 29, 2019, 12:00 noon
NYC Wild! Essentials: Queens: Flushing Meadows Park and Queens Museum

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 Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8am – 12pm
NYIT de Seversky Center
Leader: Elizabeth (516) 404-1984
Location: NYIT de Seversky Mansion, 1 Northern Blvd, Glen Head, NY 11545, USA (map)
**NOTE: EARLY START TIMES. You may start at either 8am or 9am

Please inform walk leader that you are attending.
Enter from Northern Blvd and West Rd - head south on West Rd. Proceed up the hill, and follow sign to the NYIT de Seversky Mansion on right. Park in big lot across from mansion.
Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water.


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 12:00pm-2:00pm
Richmondtown, Old Mill Road
Old Mill Road and Richmond Hill Road
Enjoy a stroll along the multi-use trail overlooking Fresh Kills with Ray Matarazzo. Walk back in time as you pass the famous Hessian Spring as it crosses the path and view Fresh Kills estuary as you work your way toward the remains of Ketchum’s Mill. Along the way observe traces of the past, examine the present woodland ecosystems and search for evidence of present inhabitants especially deer and other mammals.
Meet in the parking lot at the start of Old Mill Road, alongside St. Andrew’s Church.
For more information phone Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Hook Mountain
Leader: TBD
Park at the wide shoulder of Route 9W, near map coordinates.
Hike uphill to the Hawk Watch with our group. This entails steep walking on a path, but not climbing. Ascent is less than 300 ft.
View hawks and other birds passing overhead.

Bring a scope if you have one, as well as binoculars. Bring lunch.

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
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Marine Nature Study Area
From Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, turn onto Long Beach Road, traveling south. Proceed to Waukena Avenue and turn left. From this point onward, there are brown signs directing visitors to the sanctuary. Turn right onto Park Avenue (at a traffic light), then turn left onto Golf Drive. Continue on Golf Drive to Slice Drive, turn right, and proceed one short block into the sanctuary.
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, September 28, 2019
SUBMERGE Marine Science Festival 2019 at Hudson River Park's Pier 84
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Learn about the ecosystem of the Hudson River estuary through hands-on science activities, catch-and-release fishing, science stage events, kayaking and more!

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