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Tuesday, June 08, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of June 12-13, 2021:

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Birds of the Meadow & Woods, Eric Salzman Memorial Bird Walk
Saturday, June 12, 2021, meet at 8:30am
Leader: Frank Quevedo
Description: For many years, the late Eric Salzman, a SOFO board member of long-standing, led this walk to explore the avian life of the meadow behind the South Fork Natural History Museum and the adjacent Greenbelt woodlands and wetlands. With his keen musical ear, Eric was adept at identifying birds simply by their songs and calls. We hold this annual walk in his memory and cosponsor it with the Eastern Long Island Audubon Society, an organization in which he was very active.
Registration: Registration information to come.
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Feminist Bird Club

NYC - Pride Was A Riot
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Leaders: Members of FBC
Description: Join FBC and NYC Queer Birders for a trip to Prospect Park to celebrate pride while birding! With June comes warmer days and a much slower and mellowing kind of birding. It also means lots of awkward baby birds, and honestly there’s nothing more wonderful than that.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Freshkills Park Alliance

Kayak Tour
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 10:00am
Leader: Rangers
Description: Kayak along Freshkills Park's waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently. But we have a small staff and are generally limited to trips on the weekend during high tide.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite.
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, June 13, 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 13, 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

Ward Pound Ridge
Saturday, June 12, 2021
Leader: Rick Cech
Description: Ward Pound Ridge Reservation is located in Westchester County, New York. A perennial destination for butterfly aficionados, this is a peak date for early summer species, when nectar-rich dogbane and milkweed come into bloom. Targets include many skippers as well as showy “true” butterflies, hard to find in significant numbers elsewhere. Also, a top site for odonates, invertebrates, reptiles, and – yes – many birds.
Registration: Lenore Swenson — or 212-533-9567
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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, June 12, 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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

A Walk Around Wolfe’s Pond Park
Sunday, June 13, 2021, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Leader: Ray Matarazzo
Description: Meet at the restrooms west of the parking lot (find at left from the south end of Cornelia Avenue). We will walk into the ravine of the creek looking for old trees, then along western hillside trails. We’ll do a street walk along Holton Avenue–make sure you notice the manhole covers– and return to the parking lot by way of Wolfe’s Pond and the beach. (Heavy rain will cancel.)
Registration: For more information call Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.
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Queens County Bird Club

Nickerson Beach and Marine Nature Oceanside
Saturday, June 12, 2021, 7:30am – 12:30pm
Leader: Mike Zito (516) 507-9419
Description: The first part of this trip is Nickerson Beach, where we will view various species of terns, hopefully some that are rare to our area. Common Terns, which nest on this beach, will be abundant. If you are ready for more birding afterwards, head over to the Marine Nature Study Area in Oceanside, where we will look for Seaside and Saltmarsh sparrows, as well as wading birds.
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

Mill Pond Park
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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