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Monday, October 18, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of October 23-24, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
August 26, 2021 - November 24, 2021, 9:00am - 5:00 pm
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 or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Floyd Bennett Field
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Leader: Heydi Lopes
Description: Sparrow species, grassland/open field species, raptor peak, early winter birds, saltwater waterfowl, always a potentially great bird possible.
Registration: Registration Period is Oct 17th-Oct 21st. Registrar: Bobbi Manian - email
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Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, October 23, 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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Linnaean Society of New York

Floyd Bennett Field
Saturday, October 23, 2021
Leader: Rob Jett
Description: Listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places for its historic significance, Floyd Bennett Field’s 1,280 acres feature one of the few remaining grasslands within New York City. Part of the Gateway National Recreation Area and located in southwestern Brooklyn, it is a major birding destination, with a freshwater pond, successive upland areas, wooded campgrounds, and extensive coastal views of Jamaica Bay. The number of bird species recorded at Floyd Bennett Field totals over 280. October is sparrow season, and on a good day we should expect to observe anywhere from 10-14 different species. Over the grasslands expect to see American Kestrel, Northern Harrier, Cooper’s Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk, and more.
Registration: Amanda Bielskas -
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New York City Audubon

Birding Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Heather Wolf
Description: Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque bird walk along the Brooklyn waterfront in search of fall migrants. RSVP required. Limited to 19. Free.
Registration: Event Registration is closed.
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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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Queens Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:30am - 10:30pm
Leader: NYC Audubon with Queens Botanical Garden
Description: Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable resources that the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Register for one date or the whole series of five walks (walk-ins welcome).
Registration: Visit to register. Each walk limited to 25. Free (with Garden admission).
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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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Fall Walk in Green-Wood Cemetery
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Description: Explore Green-Wood Cemetery, rich in both history and wildlife, in search of fall migrants and its unique avian residents: the brilliant green Monk Parakeets that nest there. Native to South America, these charming immigrants flourish even in our harsh winters. Limited to 15. $46 (32).
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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North Shore Audubon Society

Garvies Point Preserve
Saturday, October 23, 2021, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Lindy (516) 628-1315
Registration: Limited registration. You must register via email to, 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

Long Pond Park
Sunday, October 24, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Leader: Clay Wollney
Description: In addition to the fall foliage, participants will look for evidence of animal life; from deer preparing for the rutting season to turtles and frogs that may still be active at this time of year. We’ll also look for the bird life, examine the geology of the area and observe evidence of past human use of the area during this unhurried stroll through about one-and-a-half miles of the park. Participants will meet at Public School 6, at the corner of Page Avenue and Academy Avenue.
Registration: For more information contact Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Parking Area
Sunday, October 24, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Birding: Hawk Watch at Pelham Bay Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
1:00p - 2:00pm
Join the Rangers as they hike up the hills of the Bronx-Pelham Landfill, a site closed off to the public.

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