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Monday, May 10, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of May 15-16, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Prospect Park Saturday Spring Migration Walks
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Description: The Saturday walks will start at the park entrance at Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue. Meeting time will be provided upon registration.
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.
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Prospect Park: Introduction to Birdwatching
Sunday, May 16, 2021
Leader: Tina Alleva
Description: Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them. This walk will meet at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. Meeting time will be provided upon registration.
Registration: Registration is by email only, to: tinamariealleva@gmail.com The registration period will open at 7 p.m. on the Thursday before the walk and will close at midnight on Friday. 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. 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.
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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Hunters Garden
Saturday, May 15, 2021, meet at 8:00am
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Description: Located on the west side of Route 51 in Northampton (border of Brookhaven and Southampton Townships, just north of Sunrise Highway), Hunters Garden is a DEC managed area which is truly unique. Vernal ponds and dirt trails lead us in a rather hilly section of the South Shore. Cuckoo, Scarlet Tanager,Vireos, Wood and Hermit Thrush, Gnat catchers, as well as many warblers, are likely to be seen. Dress for ticks, and bring a snack/water.
Registration: Meet along Route 51 where the dirt road leads into the property. From Sunrise the road is directly opposite a sign that says Northampton and has a crossover lane. To register contact Eileen at beachmed@optonline.net
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Gabe Willow Tours

Brooklyn Birding Hotspots - Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Leader: Gabe WIllow
Description: Discover the wonders of Spring Migration in the best birding spots in Brooklyn
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Brooklyn Birding Hotspots - Prospect Park
Sunday, May 16, 2021, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Leader: Gabe WIllow
Description: Discover the wonders of Spring Migration in the best birding spots in Brooklyn
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, May 16, 2021, 10:30 am — 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join a park ranger for a walking tour of Fort Tilden, highlighting the fort's role in the defense of New York City during the 20th Century.
Registration: Call 718-338-3799 to reserve. Tour will be capped at 10 participants. Social distancing will be maintained. Face mask required.
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Fort Wadsworth Tour
Sunday, May 16, 2021, 1:30 pm — 3:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join us for a hike around Fort Wadsworth as we explore both the natural areas and the remnants of the former harbor defense system. Inclement weather will cancel this program. Dress appropriately. Bring water, face mask required.
Registration: Call 718 354-4655 to make a reservation.
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Saturday, May 15, 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 16, 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.

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Linnaean Society of New York

Doodletown Road
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Description: Doodletown is full of Colonial history, as the foundations where people lived, and were schooled are still present. Cerulean Warblers, Hooded Warblers, Yellow-throated Vireos, Scarlet Tanagers, and Indigo Buntings continue to breed here.
Registration: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: NYC Audubon with The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Description: 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.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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North Shore Audubon Society

Garvies Point Preserve - early start
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 8:00am – 12:00pm
Leader: Shelly and Barbara
Description: Garvies Point Museum-Preserve, 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Registration: 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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Garvies Point Preserve
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Ralph
Description: Garvies Point Museum-Preserve, 50 Barry Dr, Glen Cove, NY 11542
Registration: 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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Handicapable Drive and Park Bird Excursion - Port Washington
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 10:30am – 1:00pm
Leader: Jill Vomacka
Description: Description:Field trip for those who use wheelchairs, walkers, and canes. Participants may stay in car and communicate via walkie-talkies, to be provided. Walking will be limited to wheelchair-accessible areas. Limited to 5 cars. When you are out of your vehicle, please wear a mask and maintain social distancing.
Registration: Please register via email to JVoma@optonline.net and include your cell phone number and your vehicle's make, model, and color. If you become unable to attend, please let Jill know ASAP to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

High Rock Park
Saturday, May 15, 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Leader: Ray Matarazzo
Description: Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of this amazing woodland in spring. Throughout this portion of The Greenbelt a gorgeous palate of wildflowers and the colorful fanfare of migrating spring birds will highlight an afternoon of forest bathing. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 200 Nevada Avenue.
Registration: For more information call Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.
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Queens County Bird Club

Doodletown
Saturday, May 15, 2021
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Description: All day trip. Historic, scenic Doodletown is a magnet for warblers, including Hooded and Cerulean. Involves some easy hiking on hilly paths. Please pack your own lunch. Contact trip leader for meeting time. Use link above for trailhead parking location.
Registration: Please call the trip leader to register for this trip.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Hempstead Lake State Park
May 16, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.)
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Birding: Hawk Watch at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we recommend bringing binoculars.
Free

Sunday, May 16, 2021

Birding: Warbler Watch at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location
9:00 a.m.–10:00 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.
Free!

Birding: Spring Migration at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park), Brooklyn This is an Accessible location
9:00 a.m.–10:00 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.
Free!

Birding: Spring Migrants at 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside 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: Nests at Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Come learn how each species of bird make their own unique nest as we take a short hike to spot them in the trees.
Free!

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