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Monday, February 03, 2020

Upcoming Bird and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 8, 2020 to Sunday, February 9, 2020:

Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9:00am - 4:00pm
New Croton Dam, Croton
Do you know which event was named winner of Hudson Valley Magazine’s “Best Outdoor Winter Event” in 2019?
You guessed it… EagleFest! This Teatown event is a celebration of the Bald Eagle’s return to the Hudson Valley after being on the brink of extinction. Join Naturalist Tait Johansson at Bedford Audubon’s post at the New Croton Dam warming station. We’ll be viewing our nation’s symbol, the Bald Eagle, and monitoring local waterfowl along with other birds.
Cost to visit us at the dam: Free (But there is a charge to the main Teatown event.
(Click Here for info/tickets to that.) Registration with Bedford Audubon not necessary.
See more details


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8:30am - 12:00pm
“Gull friend Please!” An introductory workshop for winter gulls at Coney Island
Leaders: Bobbi Manian and Dennis Hrehowsik
Focus: Identification of gull species and age groups; waterfowl and beach species
Registrar (for weather alerts): Dennis Hrehowsik email
Registration Period: Feb 1st – Feb 6th
Meet 8:30 am at Dunkin Donuts outside the Stillwell Ave train terminus, located at the corner of Stillwell and Surf Ave (no carpool.)
Note: please submit your cell phone numbers upon registration in case notification of a change due to inclement weather is necessary.

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 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.


Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Pelham Bay Park

All walks follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 6:45am - 8:15am
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 – some at least temporarily.

Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we’ll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

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.

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.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Central Park Winter Bird Walk 1
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Ursula Mitra — or 212-496-7774
Registration opens: Monday, January 27
Public transportation


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


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 9am – 12pm
Winter Walk at Inwood Hill Park
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Inwood Hill Park, simply put, is a jewel. Nestled between the Hudson River, Dyckman Street, and Seaman Avenue, this last tract of largely undeveloped oak and tulip forest transports you to another world and another time. Glacial "pot holes," towering trees, and stunning river views create an unrivaled birding backdrop.
Limited to 15 per walk. $36 (25) per walk
Click here to register

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 8am – 11am
Bird Walk to Central Park's Ramble and Reservoir
Guide: Tod Winston
Enjoy a morning of birding's simple pleasures with a walk in Central Park in search of wintering songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Limited to 15. $36 (25)
Click here to register


New York City WILD!
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 11:00am
Winter Wonderland! Staten Island: Fort Wadsworth to South Beach

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 !


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 9, 2020
Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Parking Area
From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.
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, February 8, 2020
Birding: Bald Eagle Watch at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcome.

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Oriental Boulevard and Falmouth Street (in Manhattan Beach Park), Brooklyn
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.

Birding: Winter Residents at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcome.

Sunday, February 9, 2020
Valentine's Day Hike and Craft at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers on a light winter walk on the lookout for "lovebirds". We will end back at the Nature Center to build your own nature valentine for your sweetheart!

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