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Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of June 26-27, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Atlasing a Priority Block at Calvert Vaux Park
Saturday, June 26, 2021
Leader: Adelia Honeywood
Description: Calvert Vaux is located in a priority block for the New York Breeding Bird Atlas and contains a variety of habitats. Help document breeding behaviors of species including warblers, buntings, flycatchers, swallows, woodpeckers, night herons, and kingfishers.
Registration: Adelia Honeywood email
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Gabe Willow Tours

Explore the Hidden Ecology of Prospect Park After Dark
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Leader: Gabe WIllow
Description: Discover the mysterious nocturnal wonders of the park on a starlit expedition.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 11:00am — 12:00pm
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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Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, June 27, 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

Pollinatours of Green-Wood
Sunday, June 27, 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Stroll through Green-Wood and you will certainly see (and hear) wild bees going about their daily routine. Female bees are collecting nectar and pollen, and males are busily looking for mates. Bee biologist Sarah Kornbluth of the American Museum of Natural History leads this walking tour to highlight how bees live, the resources they need, and where they make their homes across the Cemetery. Learn about the diversity of wild bee species found at Green-Wood (including bumble, carpenter, miner, leaf cutter, sweat, and more) and beecome a bee expert in just ninety minutes.
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Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, June 27, 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.


Linnaean Society of New York

Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Description: The Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge is located in Morris County, New Jersey. It has a diversity of wildlife as influenced by its diversity of habitats. Ranging from open marshes to wet woodlands, the place is a haven for nesting heron species. Also, a variety of raptors can be seen soaring overhead, including Bald Eagles. Not to be outdone, passerines such as several swallow species including Purple Martin, are to be found within its borders.
Registration: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, June 26, 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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Pride Celebration Bird Walk on Governors Island
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Celebrate Pride Month with a walk to discover all of the wonderful birds of Governors Island. Beginners in particular are encouraged to join! Binoculars are available to borrow. Registration preferred.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Annual Fourth of July Butterfly Count
Saturday, June 26, 2021, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Leader: Cliff Hagen
Description: For nearly three decades folks from Staten Island have gathered to survey and document the populations of Staten Island butterflies. Each year data is consistently collected along a well-established route on the last Saturday of June. From Snug Harbor to Conference House, butterflies are sought and identified with totals being shared with the North American Butterfly Association.
Registration: (718) 313-8591 or e-mail Protectors at
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, June 26, 2021

LGBTQ+ Pride Month: Pride Birding at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
10:00am – 11:00am
Celebrate LGBTQ+ Pride Month with the Urban Park Rangers. On this fun and inclusive adventure, we will enjoy a hike about all things birding. All friends and allies are welcome.

Nature Explorers at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us for some spirited adventure around Randall’s Island Park. Your young ones will have fun exploring the farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities.

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