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Monday, August 09, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of August 14 - 17, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Peak Shorebirds at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Description: The East pond is the primary birding location before the late high tide. Most of the West Pond trail will be closed due to landscape replanting/reconstruction. Prepare for a long day under potentially hot sun. Bring lunch and plenty of water; waterproof boots are mandatory.
Registration: August 8th-August 12th. Current club members will receive priority. Each person must register individually; you may not register additional participants.
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Saturday, August 14, 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, August 15, 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, August 15, 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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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Blydenburgh County Park - Smithtown, NY
Sunday, August 15, 2021 - 8:00am
Leader: _____
Description: Explore 627 acres of forested hills and valleys at the headwaters of the Nissequogue River. It is one of the least developed and most picturesque spots on Long Island. Our walk will focus on migrating songbirds.
Registration: To register, call (585) 880-0915.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Cupsogue Flats and Beyond
Tuesday, August 17, 2021
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Description: Bring water and sunscreen! We will meet at Cupsogue Suffolk County Park and walk along the sandy beach road toward Moriches Bay. About an hour before low tide, we will cross to the sand flats through very shallow water, giving us two hours to look for multiple species of southerly migrating shorebirds and waders, including Marbled Godwits, Red Knots and Little Blue Herons. Saltmarsh and Seaside Sparrows are possibilities on the way. The walk will be approximately 2.5 miles along flat sand – flip flops or water shoes should be worn for most of the walk, and the crossing to “the Island” will be done barefoot. Around noon, we will return to the parking area where there are restrooms available. After lunch, we will explore the Eastport and Riverhead sod fields for “grass peeps,” with American Golden Plover a possibility, and conclude the trip around 3:00-4:00PM.
Registration: Regina Ryan — or 212-787-5589
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New York City Audubon

16th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay
Saturday, August 14, 2021, 11am - 3pm
Leader: With American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, National Parks Service
Description: Join us for a celebration of Jamaica Bay's shorebirds! August is the perfect time to explore the diversity and abundance of NYC's shorebirds, particularly at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. This year the festival will include guided bird walks around the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and activities outside of the refuge visitor center. With expert guides and family-friendly walks, this festival will be fun for everyone.
Registration: RSVP to let us know you're coming and receive updates including the event schedule. No limit. Free (suggested donation $15).
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Staten Island BioBlitz 2021: Pond Ecology at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
This community science event will survey some of the biodiversity within the boundaries of Blue Heron Park with the help of scientists, naturalists, educators and the public.

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.

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