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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for Memorial Day weekend of May 29-31, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Prospect Park Saturday Spring Migration Walks
Saturday, May 29, 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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Fort Greene Park Kids Walk: Beginners
Saturday, May 29, 2021
Leader: John Dean
Description: Fort Greene Park in partnership with the Brooklyn Bird Club will bring a birding walk for kids to Fort Greene Park. This beginner’s walk is aimed at kids (and their parents) with no prior experience with birding but all are welcome.
Registration: Registration form here.
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Feminist Bird Club

NYC - Female Bird Day
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 8:30am - 11:30am
Leaders: Jeana and Martha
Description: Join FBC’s Jeana and Martha at Jamaica Bay NWR and learn about all the ways you can spot some of the most overlooked birds in North America. Martha and their colleagues Purbita, Stephanie, Joanna, and Brooke founded The Galbatross Project in 2019 to document all of the ways that one could identify a female bird of a particular species, from plumage to vocalization to behavior and beyond. What we learned is that looking for female birds completely changes the way you approach birding and the outdoors—in our opinion for the betterJoin FBC’s Jeana and Martha at Jamaica Bay NWR and learn about all the ways you can spot some of the most overlooked birds in North America. Martha and their colleagues Purbita, Stephanie, Joanna, and Brooke founded The Galbatross Project in 2019 to document all of the ways that one could identify a female bird of a particular species, from plumage to vocalization to behavior and beyond. What we learned is that looking for female birds completely changes the way you approach birding and the outdoors—in our opinion for the better.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, May 30, 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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Green-Wood Cemetery
Spring Plant Walk with the Next Epoch Seed Library
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 11:00am–12:30pm
Description: Spring is a great time to meet some of the wild, weedy, and resilient plants who make their homes in Green-Wood's urban meadows! Join Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library for a socially distanced, multisensorial walking tour focused on spontaneous urban flora. As we find and interact with individual plants, ...
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Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 29, 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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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, May 29, 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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Birding Tour of Bryant Park
Monday, May 31, 2021, 8:00am - 9:00am
Leader: Gabriel Willow with Bryant Park Corporation
Description: Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance to the Park (Heiskell Plaza). Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. Past sightings include warblers, tanagers, vireos, thrushes, and even a Chuck-will’s-widow. All participants are encouraged to follow proper Covid-19 safety protocols including wearing face coverings and staying home if you feel unwell. Tours may be canceled in heavy rain or inclement weather, check bryantpark.org for up-to-date tour status. RSVP required. Limited to 20. Free.
Registration: Online Form
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North Shore Audubon Society

Bailey Arboretum
Saturday, May 29, 2021 8:00am – 12:00pm
Leader: Shelly and Lindy
Description: After Bailey Arboretum, walk leader may opt to continue at Coffin Woods or Upper Francis Pond.
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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NYC H2O

Observación de Aces en la Ridgewood Reservoir (EN ESPAÑOL)
Domingo, 30th de Mayo, 8:00am - 9:30am
Leader: Heather Wolf
Description: El Ridgewood Reservoir en Highland Park es un oasis natural de más de 50 hectáreas que se extiende a ambos lados de la frontera de Brooklyn y Queens. Construido en 1859 para distribuir agua de alta calidad a la ciudad de Brooklyn, una vez independiente, se volvió obsoleto con la adición de nuevos depósitos en Catskills en la década de 1950 y fue desmantelado en la década de 1980.
Registration: Via Eventbrite.
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Queens County Bird Club

Cunningham Park
Saturday, May 29, 2021, 7:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Description: This mini-trip explores the little-used trails of Cunningham Park. Expect to find tall forest habitat with numerous Wood Thrushes and woodpeckers.
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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