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Monday, November 15, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of November 20-21, 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, November 20, 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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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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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, November 21, 2021, 6:30am - 8:00am
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

Sea Watch: Crab Meadow Beach
Sunday, November 21, 2021 - 9:00am
Leader: _____
Description: Get ready to see winter waterfowl as well as many resident birds. There may be some surprises.
Registration: To register, call (585) 880-0915.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Shirley Chisholm State Park to Jamaica Bay NWR
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: This trip involves visits to many coastal sites ringing Jamaica Bay. It features water birds in the Bay and salt marshes, as well as woodland and brush-loving birds. Sixteen species of duck are usually seen, sometimes including an Eurasian Wigeon, and, more consistently, Redheads in the East Pond. In 2019, a Vesper and a Lincoln’s Sparrow where seen at Shirley Chisholm State Park. The most intriguing sighting included three Tundra Swans at the East Pond of Jamaica Bay. The itinerary for this trip often changes from year to year, and those changes add to the excitement and fun.
Registration: Debbie Mullins -
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Littoral Society

Winter Waterfowl Workshop
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 10:00am - 1:00pm
Leader: Don Riepe
Description: Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife refuge for a hike around the east and West Ponds to look for migrating and wintering waterfowl.
Registration: For more info contact:
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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

"Duck Walk" starts at Whitney Pond
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 9:30am - 1:00pm
Leader: Jennifer (516) 767-3454
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

Discovery at Richmond Terrace Waterfront Park (the proposed Kill Van Kull wildlife sanctuary)
Sunday, November 21, 2021, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Leader: Jim Scarcella
Description: Participants will gather across from 2800 Richmond Terrace at the western entrance to this newly created park space. We will look for ducks and geese, an assortment of gulls, black crown night herons, killifish and fiddler crabs with a hike down Richmond Terrace to another hidden salt marsh.
Registration: For more information contact Jim Scarcella, 718-873-4291.
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Queens County Bird Club

South Shore Potpourri
Saturday, November 20, 2021, 8:00am - 3:00pm
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Description: Explore various duck ponds of the South Shore, starting with Lofts Pond in Baldwin - see map for this location - and heading east to Milburn Creek, Cow Meadow, Cammanns Pond, Mill Pond Park Bellmore, and any other nearby locations that have reported interesting sightings on that day.
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

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Southern State Parkway, travel west to the Belt Parkway. Exit at Cross Bay Boulevard (Exit 17) south. Continue south on Cross Bay Blvd. through Howard Beach and over the North Channel Bridge (also known as the Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge). The entrance to the refuge parking lot is on the right side of the road, at a traffic light approximately one and a half miles past the bridge.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Baisley Blvd. & 157th Street (in Baisley Pond Park), Queens
1:00am - 2:00pm
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.

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