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Wednesday, May 05, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of May 8-9, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird

Prospect Park Saturday Spring Migration Walks
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Registration: Registration is by email only, to: deepseagangster@gmail.com The registration period will open at 7 p.m. on the Wednesday before each Saturday walk and will close at midnight on Thursday. Current club members will receive priority. Each person must register individually; you may not register additional participants. If you need to cancel please do so at least 24 hours in advance so we can offer someone your spot; no-shows will be moved to the bottom of the list for future walks. See our Covid-19 guidelines here

Fort Greene Park Kids Walk: Advanced
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:00am - 10:00am
Leader: John Dean
Registration: Sign up at this link
Fort Greene Park in partnership with the Brooklyn Bird Club will bring a birding walk for kids to Fort Greene Park. This Advanced walk is aimed at kids (and their parents) with some prior birding experience but all are welcome.

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Gabriel Willow Birding Tours

Spring Bird Migration in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Friday, May 7, 2021
Prospect Park • Brooklyn, NY
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Gateway National Park

International Migratory Bird Day
Saturday, May, 8, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
View Details

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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 6:00am–7:30am
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home.

Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 6:00am–7:30am
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home.

Great Trees of Green-Wood (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 2:00pm–3:30pm
All Great Trees of Green-Wood tours are currently sold out, but you can purchase tickets to other walking tours by going back to our calendar here. It happens every spring! The flowering trees of Green-Wood explode with color, and it is a visual extravaganza! Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to start Instagram ...
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Linnaean Society of New York

Bashakill Marsh & Environs
Sunday, May 9, 2021
Leader: John Haas
Registration opens: Monday, April 26
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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, May 8, 2021
Saturdays, April 24-June 26, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon with The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Meet at the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center. Explore Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. We will look for various resident and migratory bird species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. RSVP required. Limited to 12. Free
Register Here

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Northfork Audubon Society

Young Birders Club: Warbler Migration
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
This Young Birders Club Meet Up will focus on warbler migration. Registration and masks required.
Contact Jennifer to register.
Location to be determined a few days in advance of the outing.

Mother's Day Bird Stroll
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 7:30am - 9:00am
Arshomomaque Preserve (map)
Bring your mom on a bird walk this Mother’s Day, May 9th, at 7:30am. Birder and photographer Jay Rand will lead a walk in search of migrating warblers at Arshamomaque Preserve in Greenport.
Details on where to meet will be sent to registrants.
Suggested donation of $10. Space is limited so please register for this event.
Register Here

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Northshore Audubon Society

"Big DAY" - start early at Alley Pond Park
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 6:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Ian (917) 626-9562
Where: MAP
Note: Limited registration. You must register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot.

"Big DAY" - start later at Alley Pond Park
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Nancy and Lou T. (917) 753-3146
Where: MAP
Note: Limited registration. You must register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot.

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Photographing Spring Warblers at Clove Lakes
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 9:00am - 11:00am
Participants will visit with Dana Barbato as they collectively share tips and technique for capturing the breadth and beauty of Staten Island’s natural world. Published in each of Protectors Nature and Wildlife calendars, Dana has honed her abilities afield. Participants will wander about the wonderful waterfall area in search of migrating birds. At Clove Lakes Park participants will study the warblers and their interactions within their environment.
Interested photography hobbyists will gather atop the waterfall bridge on Martlings Avenue.
For more information call Dana Barbato at (718) 909-8863.

A Walk in the Woods at Blue Heron Park
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
To see what spring has brought us, we’ll meet at the Blue Heron Nature Center on Poillon Avenue then walk around Spring Pond and the Arbutus Woods Trail loop to the west. (Heavy rain or inclement weather will cancel; should earlier spring rains have made the Orange trail impassible, we’ll choose another route.)
For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036.

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Queens County Bird Club

Big Day
Saturday, May 8, 2021, 6:30am – 4:00pm
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Where: 40.740640, -73.747500 (map)
Description: "Big Day" is an informal competition in which we try to see as many species as possible in one day.

There are two ways you can participate with QCBC:

1. Bird on your own somewhere in Queens. If you submit your checklist via eBird, it is automatically counted for Queens. If you have a paper checklist, take a photo of it and send it to avianian19@gmail.com

2. Bird with Ian Resnick in Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay. Contact Ian to find out more details, such as the exact meeting time, and whether to pack lunch.

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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, May 8, 2021

International Migratory Bird Day & Birding Bonanza! at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
We will look for some of the migratory birds that use Randall’s Island to rest and refuel on their incredible journeys to their final nesting sites for the summer.
Free!

Birding: Spring Migrants at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan
11:00 a.m.–12:00 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.
Free!

Birding: Spring Migrants at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park), Bronx This is an Accessible location
11:00 a.m.–12:00 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.
Free!

Birding: Birding 101 at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens
2:00 p.m.–3:00 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.
Free!

1 comment:

Emily said...

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