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Monday, November 08, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of November 13-14, 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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Field Trip: Milford Point + Silver Sands State Park
Sunday, November 14, 2021, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description: Milford Point is one of Connecticut’s most-visited bird viewing areas as the marsh, sandbars, and barrier beach are some of the most important shorebird migratory stopover areas on Long Island Sound, providing foraging areas and resting areas for tens of thousands of shorebirds each year. Among many possibilities, we should see Brant, Northern Harrier, hundreds of Dunlins and Sanderlings, and probably Horned Larks and Snow Buntings here. Silver Sands is comprised of woodland edge, grassland, beach and restored salt marsh and dune areas. It is also an IBA for wintering and nesting birds. Its areas of dense cover provide good habitat for songbirds, especially sparrows.
Registration: Registration is limited and required. Email Susan to register or call 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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Governors Island, NYC Harbor
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Leader: Matthew Wills
Description: Grassland and open space species, late sparrows, raptors, winter species, waterfowl, potential rarity. Reference :
Registration: Peter Dorosh: email or
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Gateway National Parks

Fall Hike and Fort Tour at Fort Wadsworth
Every week on Sunday, November 14, 2021 to November 28, 2021, 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Hike the overlook loop, along the paths at Fort Wadsworth. Bring binoculars, and comfortable shoes. Call 718 354-4655 for questions.
Registration: Not registration required.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Gull Identification at Coney Island
Saturday, November 13, 2021
Leader: Roberta Manian
Description: Brush up on your basic gull ID skills in time for the Christmas Bird Counts (CBC)! Join us at Coney Island to learn how to identify the basic winter gulls in all their cycles. Bring a scope if you have one and be prepared for standing still for long periods on a windy beach (ie, dress warmly), as well as trekking two-three miles, depending on what we are seeing.
Registration: Mary Beth Kooper -
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New York City Audubon

Free: 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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North Shore Audubon Society

Nassau County Museum of Art
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 9:30am - 12:00pm
Leader: Joyce (516) 621-6678
Description: See "Walk Locations" for directions. Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.
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

High Rock Park and Pouch Camp
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Leader: Ray Matarazzo
Description: Join Ray Matarazzo for a fall foliage hike to Stump Pond. Investigate this unique corner of the Greenbelt with one of Staten Island’s finest environmental educators. The walk will focus on the identification of trees, some of the most colorful species, Hickory, Maple, Sweetgum and Tupelo. Participants will meet in the parking lot at 200 Nevada Avenue.
Registration: For more information call Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.
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A Walk at Blue Heron Park
Sunday, November 14, 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

Massapequa Lake
Sunday, November 14, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. Massapequa Lake is at the south end of Massapequa Preserve, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Kaiser Park Bird Walk & Coastal Cleanup at Kaiser Park Entrance (in Kaiser Park), Brooklyn
9:30am - 12:00pm
Start the day on an hour-long bird walk led by Audubon NY, then join a wetland cleanup project with our Stewardship Team!

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Family Birding at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Embark on an avian adventure with naturalist and birder Gabriel Willow. Explore the gardens looking for birds, nests, food sources, and other evidence of our feathered friends.

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