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Monday, October 25, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of October 30-31, 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

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, October 30, 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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Feminist Bird Club

Feminist Bird Club 5th Anniversary Little Sit at Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, October 31, 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Description: We’re celebrating five years of birds and fun by visiting one of our favorite places in New York City: Green-Wood Cemetery. We will be birding at a single location with Group 1 beginning at 9AM until 10:30AM, and then Group 2 taking over at 10:30AM to 12PM. You must pre-register for this event.
Registration: Register via Eventbrite
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Linnaean Society of New York

Jamaica Bay N.W.R.
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Leader: Joseph DiCostanzo
Description: Fall is a lovely time to visit Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Snow Geese arrive at this time, and in 2019 we found a Blue Goose morph among them. Scoping the bay, we often find Horned Grebes and sometimes a loon. Both migrating and local raptors are possible. A couple of years ago, a Bald Eagle was harassing the water birds on the East Pond. There are often lingering Greater Yellowlegs and other shorebirds. Wintering finches may have arrived; Purple Finch and Pine Siskin are likely to be at the feeders.
Registration: Linda LaBella -
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New York City Audubon

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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Raptorama! Festival at Marine Park
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 10:00am-12:00pm
Leader: American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and Gateway National Recreation Area
Description: Join us for Raptorama! at Marine Park! See raptors up-close with live demonstrations of local hawks, owls, and eagles. Enjoy other raptor-themed crafts and activities, and meet the organizations that support bird habitat in Jamaica Bay and Marine Park.
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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North Shore Audubon Society

Point Lookout & Lido Beach
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Ralph (516) 785-3375
Description: Meet in the southeast corner of the parking lot for Point Lookout Town Park. The lot is due south of the last exit of Loop Pkwy. After we have finished Point Lookout, we will proceed to the nearby Lido Beach Passive Nature Area.
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

A Walk at Blue Heron Park
Saturday, October 30, 2021, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Leader: Don Recklies
Description: Participants will meet in the Blue Heron Nature Center parking lot, 222 Pollion Avenue, then cross the street to visit Butterfly Pond and loop the Blue Trail back to the Nature Center. If time permits, we will also loop Spring Pond. Though the fall leaves will most likely be “past peak” the colors and fresh air of autumn will make for an enjoyably relaxing walk.
Registration: For more information contact Don Recklies at 718-768-9036.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area
Saturday, October 30, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, turn onto Long Beach Road, traveling south. Proceed to Waukena Avenue and turn left. From this point onward, there are brown signs directing visitors to the sanctuary. Turn right onto Park Avenue (at a traffic light), then turn left onto Golf Drive. Continue on Golf Drive to Slice Drive, turn right, and proceed one short block into the sanctuary.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, October 30, 2021

Birding: Raptor Watch at West 116th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
1:00p - 2:00pm
Join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding adventure along the Hudson River in search of migratory birds of prey.

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