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Monday, July 19, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of July 24-25, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Beach combing for shorebirds: A Plumb Beach sit
Saturday, July 24, 2021
Leaders: Adelia Harrison and Peter Dorosh
Description: The itinerary is a stationary sit as we watch the dynamics of early migration during the falling tide. Bring a beach/camp chair, plenty of water, sun hat , sunscreen and lunch. More details will be provided upon registration.
Registration: Registration is by email only, email or
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Saturday, July 24, 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, July 25, 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
Sunday, July 25, 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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Linnaean Society of New York

Jamaica Bay N.W.R.
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Description: There are always interesting birds at this refuge; nesting Willow Flycatchers, Yellow Warblers, White-eyed Vireos, Eastern Willets, Clapper Rails, sometimes both Black and Yellow-billed Cuckoos. We hear the Marsh Wrens and see and hear many more species. We view the Barn Owls from a respectful distance. This date is the start of the fall migration of shorebirds. This Refuge, with its mud flats and tides is a major attraction for these birds. Plover species, Dowitchers, many species of peeps and other shorebird species find food and shelter at this Refuge.
Registration: Ellen Hoffman — : 917-903-3486
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New York City Audubon

Governors Island Bird Walk
Saturdays, July 10-October 30, 2021, 2-3:30pm
Leader: NYC Audubon
Description: Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of our expert guides! Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow. Reserve your spot by signing up at Nolan Park #17. Limited to 10. Free.
Registration: Not required.
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Staten Island Museum

Moth Night – In Person
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8:30pm – 10:00pm
Leader: Presented in partnership with the Staten Island Children’s Museum
Description: Stay up late for Moth Night! Revel in the beauty of moths and learn about their life cycles and habitats. Take a close look at Museum specimens, enjoy art activities, and a go on a short walk to find what the insects you see at night. Bring your own flashlight!
Registration: Limited capacity, registration is required. Click here
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, July 24, 2021

Community Rowing and Birding at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx
1:00 p.m.–6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.

Nature Explorers at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan
2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
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.

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Birding: Shorebirds at Beach 17th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens
1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Shore birds such as piping plovers, oystercatchers and terns visit Rockaway Beach each year to nest and raise chicks from spring through the summer. Learn more about these and other species founds near the beach.

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