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Tuesday, June 01, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of June 5-6, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Field Trip: Bashakill Marsh/Shawangunk Grasslands
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 7:30am - 3:00pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description: Grab your binoculars and join Naturalist Tait Johansson for a full day of birding ona Field Trip to Bashakill Marsh/Shawangunk Grasslands. Bashakill supports wetland-dependent breeding species like Virginia Rail, Sora, Common Gallinule, both bitterns, both cuckoos, and a large array of songbirds. The National Wildlife Refuge has breeding populations of Bobolink, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Upland Sandpiper.
Registration: Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Email Susan to register at or call 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

First Sunday Prospect Park Walks
Sunday, June 6, 2021, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Tina Alleva
Description: The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. 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 Thursday before each Sunday 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.
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Feminist Bird Club

NYC - Rock the Birds ~ Black Birders Week
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:00am - 11:30am
Leaders: Jeana and Martha
Description: Join NYC Audubon, Feminist Bird Club, and Flock Together World NYC for a meet and greet with the beach birds. We will help you identify birds, learn ways to #ShareTheShore, as well as elevate the work Laru Beya is doing through monthly beach cleanups, youth surfing lessons, and water safety education.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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NYC - Birds in the Hood ~ Black Birders Week
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leaders: Kellie Quiñones
Description: Join Kellie Quiñones to explore the birds of Crotona Park to celebrate Black Birders Week 2021 in NYC! At Crotona Park, the largest park in the South Bronx, you can see over 130 different species of birds throughout the year. The park has a wide variety of different types of trees, making it great habitat for birds. Join us for this Black Birders Week walk as we look for woodpeckers, sparrows, orioles and other birds that live in and around this incredible park.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, June 6, 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

Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, June 6, 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.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Makamah Preserve, Northport, NY
Sunday, June 6, 2021 - 8:00am
Leader: _____
Description: Let’s take a walk in the woods. Meet at the parking lot along Fort Salonga Rd/25A, just west of Makamah Road.
Registration: To register, call (585) 880-0915.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Van Cortlandt Park Nature Walk
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Leader: Ken Chaya
Description: Van Cortlandt Park is New York City’s third largest green space. It contains a variety of natural habitats within its 1146 acres, including woodlands, marshes, meadows and a lake. Green Herons, Mute Swans, Red-winged Blackbirds, Tree Swallows, Eastern Wood-Pewees, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Egrets, Gray Catbirds, Northern Flickers, Ebony Jewelwings, Net-winged Beetles, Banded Hairstreaks and one of our target species, the Silvery Hairstreak Butterfly, are only a few of the bird and insect species encountered on past Linnaean walks there. Attendees should bring lunch, water, and insect and sun protection. There is a restroom at the beginning of our walk and another about halfway through the park, where there is a water fountain as well.
Registration: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
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Sterling Forest State Park
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Leader: Amy Simmons and Phil Ribolow
Description: Sterling Forest State Park is part of New York State’s Bird Conservation Area Program as the Park “has considerable biodiversity including a diversity of bird species”. On our visit we can expect to see and hear the lovely songs of the birds that nest there including Golden-winged Warblers, Blue-winged Warblers, Prairie Warblers, Cerulean Warblers, Indigo Buntings, Acadian Flycatchers, Yellow-billed Cuckoos, and more, as well as Broad-winged and Red-shouldered Hawks.
Registration: Debbie Mullins — or 212-239-1614
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North Shore Audubon Society

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Ralph
Description: See walk locations here -
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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Brookfield Park
Saturday, June 5, 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Leader: Ray Matarazzo
Description: Join Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for a natural history tour of Staten Island’s newest open space park. We will view numerous salt creeks, freshwater wetlands, grasslands and beautiful scenery; a must when searching for grassland birds. Brookfield Park stretches along the south eastern banks of Richmond Creek and runs from Richmond Avenue to Richmondtown. Meet in the main parking lot at 575 Arthur Kill Road, just north of Armstrong Avenue.
Registration: For more information call Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.
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Queens County Bird Club

Ward Pound Ridge Reservation
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Leader: Eric Miller (917) 279-7530
Description: QCBC's annual trip to Ward Pound Ridge Reservation in northern Westchester County.
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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South Shore Audubon Society

Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Parking Area
Sunday, June 6, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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