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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of May 22-23, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Field Trip: Doodletown Road
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 7:30am - 12:00pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description:Naturalist Tait Johansson will guide you on a Field Trip to Doodletown Road which is not only known as the best place in the area to find these breeding warblers but is also a fine spot for many other songbirds, migrants and breeders alike. Enjoy the walk up the rugged trail past the ruins of a “lost civilization.”
Registration: Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Prospect Park Saturday Spring Migration Walks
Saturday, May 22, 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: 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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Liberty Loop and Wallkill, NY/NJ
Sunday, May 23, 2021
Leader: Adelia Honeywood and Chris Laskwoski
Description: Straddling the New York and New Jersey border, a smorgasbord of migrating passerines and wetland species: warblers, vireos, buntings, American and Least Bitterns, Sora, Virginia Rail, Common Gallinule. Adjacent grasslands offer breeding Bobolink, potential Sandhill Cranes.
Registration: Adelia Honeywood email Registration Period: May 16 – 20 Current club members will receive priority.
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Gabe Willow Tours

Spring Bird Migration in Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Friday, May 21, 2021, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
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 23, 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 23, 2021, 2:00pm — 3:30pm
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)
Sunday, May 23, 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 South Bay Audubon Society

Caleb Smith SP Nature Walk
Saturday, May 22, 2021, 8:00am - 10:00am
Leader: John Gluth, Mike Cooper
Description: Park is located at 581 W. Jericho Tpke, Smithtown NY. Meet in main parking lot. May require parking fee.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Shawangunk Grasslands
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Leader: Tod Winston
Description: This spring trip to the Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge and surrounding areas, will be in search of migratory and grassland-dependent breeding birds, butterflies and odonates. We will most likely see and hear Grasshopper Sparrows, Bobolinks, Eastern Meadowlarks, Eastern Bluebirds, and more. A few years ago, the Henslow’s Sparrow was found singing here to the delight of many.
Registration: Mary Beth Kooper —
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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, May 22, 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: Via Eventbrite
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North Shore Audubon Society

Oceanside Marine Sanctuary
Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Ralph
Description: Located on Slice Drive in Oceanside is a 52-acre preserve devoted to environmental education and natural history. The Marine Nature Study Area is divided into eight instruction sites, each of which deals with a different aspect of the marine or estuarine environment. At each site, visual aides have been installed that describe particular topics. Subjects covered include the tides, Long Island's glacial geology, barrier beach and estuarine formations, ecology of the estuary, micro and macro algae, bird life and migration, the bay community, and barrier beach fauna and flora.
Registration: Limited registration. You must register via email to, 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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Queens County Bird Club

Bashakill and Shawangunk
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Description: All day trip. Explore the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area in Sullivan County, NY, featuring extensive marsh and forested areas between two mountain ranges. Plus a side trip to Shawangunk Grasslands NWR.
Registration: Please contact trip leader for meeting time and location. Ask whether to pack a lunch or whether to plan on eating lunch out.
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Saw Mill River Audubon Society

Small Group Birding: Croton Point Park
Sunday, May 23, 2021, 7:30am - 9:30am
Leader: Members of SMRA
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: Via Eventbrite
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South Shore Audubon Society

Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area
Saturday, May 22, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: 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.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Sunday, May 23, 2021

Birding: Spring Migrants at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park), Queens
9:00 a.m.–10:00 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.

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