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Monday, September 27, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of October 2-3, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
August 26, 2021 - November 24, 2021, 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Leader:
Description:It’s officially Hawkwatch Season! Spectacular flocks of Broad-winged Hawks pass through our area in mid-September, but Accipiters such as Sharp-shinned + Cooper’s Hawks provide the most consistent flight throughout the fall hawk-watching season. Join us for Science in Action: Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other Hawkwatch sites to create population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitats. Hawkwatch takes place daily through November, 9:00am-5:00pm (weather permitting). Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Bedford Corners. Registration not necessary, but please abide by current Covid-19 guidelines based on your vaccination status.
Registration: Registration required by emailing Susan at info@bedfordaudubon.org or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Calvert Vaux Park and Coney Island Creek
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Leader: Rob Jett
Focus: Sparrows, early arriving winter species, raptors, early waterfowl, coastal and marsh species, potential rarity.
Registration: Peter Dorosh: email Prosbird@aol.com or Prosbird@gmail.com. Registration Period: Sept 26th-Sept 30th.
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Prospect Park Saturday Fall Migration Walk
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 7:45am - 11:00am
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Description: Meet 7:45 am at the “Pergola” entrance on Ocean and Parkside Avenues.
Registration: No registration necessary; however, if more than 20 people show up we will split the group.
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Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club
Description: Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. Join a member of the Brooklyn Bird Club to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome.
Registration: No registration necessary.
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First Sunday Prospect Park Walks
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 8:00am - 11:00am
Leader: A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club
Description: The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse.
Registration: No registration necessary.
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Gateway National Parks

Celebrate Night Moths and Other Insects at Great Kills Park Ranger Station
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 7:30pm — 10:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Document park moth species and other nighttime insects. Bring a flashlight, paper/pen, folding chair, and water. Ages 8 years and up, are welcome.
Registration: Registrations are required, call 718-354-4655 for details.
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Monarch/Dragonfly Migration at Great Kills Park
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 11:30am — 1:30pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join a National Park Service ranger for the annual hike to view the migration of the monarch butterflies. Be a citizen scientist and assist with documenting butterfly species. Inclement weather cancels the program.
Registration: Call 718 354-4655 to make a reservation.
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Great South Bay Audubon Society

Blydenburgh County Park Nature Walk
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Leader: John Gluth, Mike Cooper
Description: Entrance on Veterans Highway just west of the Route 347 merge. Use Blydenburgh entrance not Greengate Park entrance. Meet in the parking lot at the boat ramp area.
Registration: info@greatsouthbayaudubon.org
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 7:15am - 8:45am
Description: 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. By September, offspring of these nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering feathered denizens from the north.
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Hudson River Audubon Society

Hawk Watch at Lenoir Nature Preserve
Saturday, Oct 2, 2021, 10:00am
Leader: Michael Bochnik
Description: We will search the skies for Broad-winged Hawks migrating South. Their peak numbers are mid September and we may see hundreds or even thousands, Meet behind the Lenoir Mansion; we suggest bringing a chair.
Registration: Pre-register with Michael bochnikm@cs.com or call him at 914-237-9331 for more information
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Linnaean Society of New York

Sandy Hook, New Jersey
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Leader: Rick Wright
Description: Join Rick Wright to explore the beaches, bays, and thickety woodlands of Sandy Hook, directly across from Brooklyn on New York Harbor, and one of New Jersey’s finest spots for observing fall migrants. The shallow waters at the northern tip of the Hook can host a good selection of shorebirds, sometimes including White-rumped or Baird Sandpipers or American Golden Plover; while over the ocean we have a good chance of sighting the first arriving Northern Gannets of the season. We might also encounter Royal Terns and often astonishing numbers of Laughing Gulls. Arrivals may include sapsuckers, both species of kinglet, and a nice variety of New World sparrows, perhaps including Lark and Clay-colored or even scarcer species.
Registration: Alice Deutsch — ad@builderlevy.com
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New York City Audubon

Canarsie Park Bird Walks
Saturdays, September 18th, October 2nd, and October 9th, 8-10am
Leader: Mike Yuan
Description: Meet at the Canarsie Park House at Seaview Avenue and East 88th street. Experience fall migration on the Brooklyn coast with Mike Yuan, NYCA Board Executive Vice President. All birding levels welcome. No registration necessary. Limited to 15. Free.
Registration: No registration necessary.
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Harlem Goes Birding! Birding Field Trip in North Central Park
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 8:30am - 11:00am
Leader: Christian Cooper, Efua Peterson
Description: Let's get out and bird! Meet at the Dana Discovery Center on the Harlem Meer to explore the north end of Central Park and all the wonderful birds it has to offer. Then, join us for a potluck picnic in the park. Bring something to eat and drink (non-alcoholic, please) and a little extra to share. Beginners of all ages welcome! Binoculars available to borrow.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Randall's Island Bird Walk
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9:00am - 11:30am
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Description: Join Randall's Island Park Alliance for a morning bird walk with environmental educator, ecologist, and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Starting at the 103rd Street Footbridge (on the Island side) we will walk north towards the woodlands and salt marsh area. If time permits we will venture to the wildflower meadow across from Icahn Stadium. Once completed please think about heading to the Urban Farm for the annual Harvest Festival from 12:00-3:00pm.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Van Cortlandt Park Bird Walks
Saturdays, September 4 - November 27, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: NYC Audubon
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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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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Afternoon Randall's Island Bird Walk
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Description: Join Randall's Island Park Alliance for a morning bird walk with environmental educator, ecologist, and urban naturalist Gabriel Willow. Starting at the 103rd Street Footbridge (on the Island side) we will walk north towards the woodlands and salt marsh area. If time permits we will venture to the wildflower meadow across from Icahn Stadium. Before the walk, think about heading to the Urban Farm for the annual Harvest Festival from 12:00-3:00pm.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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North Shore Audubon Society

Shu Swamp & Humes Estate
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Leader: Shelly (516) 319-9661
Description: Take the LIE Exit 41 north or Northern State Parkway Exit 35 north (Route 106/107). Continue north until Routes 106 and 107 split. Take the left fork (Route 107 toward Glen Cove) and drive to the intersection with Route 25A. Turn right and follow Route 25A to the next traffic light (Wolver Hill Road and police station). Drive north until the road ends, then right on Chicken Valley Road. Pass Planting Fields, and turn right at the blinking light. Drive along the pond at your left, turning left at Beaver Brook Road, and continue until you reach the sanctuary parking lot on the left side, just before LIRR overpass. No street parking. Closed Fridays..
Registration: Limited registration. You must register via email to nsaudubonsociety@gmail.com, 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
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Leader: Maya Shikhman
Description: Brookfield Park is a magnet for migrating birds and butterflies seeking respite from their travels. Join with Maya Shikhman as she wanders about the open grasses and fields of late blooming flowers in search of sparrows on the ground, raptors in the sky and Monarch butterflies everywhere you look. Participants will gather in the main parking lot off Arthur Kill Road.
Registration: For more information contact Maya Shikhman at 347-613-8589.
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Queens County Bird Club

Kissena Park
Sunday, October 3, 2021, 7:45am - 12:00pm
Leader: Eric Miller (917) 279-7530
Description: This mini-trip includes Kissena Park both east and west of Kissena Blvd. Expect to find many species of sparrows and southbound migrants. Meet at the Kissena Velodrome parking lot, which can be entered from Booth Memorial Ave north of Parsons Blvd - see map.
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

Massapequa Preserve
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From Sunrise Highway, turn north onto Broadway, Massapequa. Travel under the Long Island Rail Road overpass, then make the first right onto Veterans Boulevard (headed east). Go past the Massapequa train station and into the parking lot at the east end of the station. The preserve is directly east of the parking lot.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Birding: Fall Migration at Myrtle Avenue and Park Lane South (in Forest Park), Queens
10:00am - 11:00am
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Forest Park to look for Fall migrants that include warblers, raptors and more!.
Free

Birding: Fall Migration at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00am - 11:00am
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure around Central Park to look for Fall migrants that include warblers, raptors and more!
Free

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