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Monday, February 24, 2020

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 29, 2020 to Sunday, March 1, 2020:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, February 29, 2020
“Leap” into Western Rockaway: Fort Tilden and Breezy Point Queens
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: Raptors, winter waterfowl, open dune and brush species, gulls
Car fee: $12.00
Registrar: Heidi Steiner-Nanz email or call before 8 pm 718- 369-2116
Registration Period: Feb 22nd – Feb 27th
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, February 29, 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.

Sunday, March 1, 2020, 8:00am - 11:00am
Prospect Park First Sunday Walk
Meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse, the first Sunday of every month except July and August. Leaders are members of the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Bring binoculars.
Note: Meets at 8am except in the winter months of December, January, and February when the walk starts at 10am


Gateway National Parks​
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 1:00pm — 2:30pm
Leap Day Nature Walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 29, 2020 (Rain date Sunday, March 1)
New Jersey Coastal Hotspots
Leader: Robert Machover
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, December 23
Ride: $40


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 Audubon Society
Saturday, February 29, 9am - Sunday, March 1, 7pm
Winter Waterfowl Weekend at Montauk II
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Gabriel's trip to Montauk, take two! The gatherings of sea ducks around Montauk Point are the largest winter concentrations in New York State; the Audubon Christmas Bird Count at Montauk Point consistently tallies from 125 to 135 species, one of the best totals in the Northeast. Species that come to feed on the Point’s rich kelp and mussel beds include Common and Red-throated Loon, Common Eider, all three scoter species, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Great Cormorant, and Red-breasted Merganser. Harlequin Duck and King Eider also occur here regularly during the winter.
Accommodations at Daunt's Albatross in Montauk and transport by passenger van included. Limited to 10. $340 ($60 single supplement) per trip
Click here to register

Saturday, February 29, 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
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Sunday, March 1, 2020, 8am-4pm
Winter Birds of the Barrier Islands, LI
Guide: Tod Winston
Several bird species that nest in the far North spend the winter at Jones Beach, in a habitat similar to their summer homes. We’ll visit Point Lookout and Jones Beach in search of Harlequin Ducks, Common Eider, scoters, Horned Larks, and Snow Buntings. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $97 ($68)
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New York City WILD!
Saturday, February 29, 2020, 11:00am
Winter Wonderland! The Bronx: Fort Schuyler

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, March 1, 2020
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.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Birding: Winter Waterfowl at 43rd Street and First Avenue, Brooklyn
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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