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Monday, January 10, 2022

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of January 15-17, 2022:

Bedford Audubon Society

Daily, January 13, 2022 – February 17, 2022, 1.5 hours before sunset
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description: Join Naturalist Tait Johansson and his teamfrom Bedford Audubon and Saw Mill River Audubon for EagleWatch tomonitor roosting Bald Eagles within the Lower Hudson Valley Important Bird Area(IBA). We share the datawith Audubon New York to monitor and advocate for IBAs, and with the New YorkState Department of Environmental Conservation to supplement their eaglemonitoring efforts and to facilitate decision-making that impacts thisImportant Bird Area. Familyfriendly—a fun way to introduce ecology to your kids!
Registration: Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 10:00 am - 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. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Tour and Hike
Every week on Sunday, January 09, 2022 to January 30, 2022
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join us for a hike around Fort Wadsworth as we explore forts and natural areas. Inclement weather will cancel this program. Dress appropriately. Visitors are encouraged to bring masks and water. Call 718 354-4655 to make a reservation.
Registration: No registration necessary.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Shawangunk Grasslands N.W.R.
Saturday, January 15, 2022
Leader: Julien Amsellem
Description: Shawangunk Grasslands N.W.R. is located in Ulster County, New York. The trip starts mid-morning and ends usually at dusk with the dramatic appearance of Short-eared Owls, followed by the ride back to the city. The daylight belongs to the Northern Harriers and other raptors. Wintering passerines, woodpeckers, Eastern Bluebirds, and Common Mergansers are also target birds.
Registration: Evelyn Huang —
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Governors Island
Monday, January 17, 2022
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Governors Island is a 172-acre island located 800 yards off the southern tip of Manhattan. Governors Island has a long history as a military installation dating back to the Revolutionary War. After its decommissioning as a military base in the 1990s, the island was opened to the public and quickly became a popular birding destination. Over 200 species of birds have been found there, including nesting Common Terns and a wide variety of spring and fall migrants. In winter, the birds we might expect to see include waterfowl, raptors, gulls (possibly including some uncommon species), Great and Double-crested Cormorants, and Purple Sandpipers..
Registration: Theresa Brown —
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New York City Audubon

Intro to Birding: Bird Walk in Van Cortlandt Park
Saturday, January 15, 2022, 8:30am - 11:00am
Leader: Tod Winston
Description: Are you curious about "birding" but don’t have much (or any) experience? Come on a relaxed walk in Van Cortlandt Park to go over birding basics and see sparrows, finches, ducks, and more. Binoculars available upon request. Limited to 12. $36 (25).
Registration: Click Here to Register
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Intro to Birding: Willow Lake, Queens
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 8:30am - 11:00am
Leader: Tod Winston
Description: Are you curious about "birding" but don’t have much (or any) experience? Come on a relaxed walk along the trails of Flushing Meadows Corona Park to go over birding basics and see sparrows, finches, ducks, and more. Binoculars available upon request. Limited to 12. $36 (25).
Registration: Click Here to Register
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Ducks, Raptors, and More at Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 9:00am - 3:00pm
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Description: Come explore the lovely coves and rocky outcroppings of Pelham Bay Park, as we look for wintering ducks, raptors, and more. Pelham Bay Park's combination of open water, salt marsh, rocky shore, both young and old growth forest, rare coastal tall grass meadows, and patches of dry and wet oak savanna are not just unique within the city, but also on this continent. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $100 (70).
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Twilight Winter Bird Stroll on Governors Island
Monday, January 17, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Meet the winter birds of Governors Island! 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 this winter. RSVP to reserve your spot, more detailed meeting information will be sent out to registrants prior to the event. Limited to 15. Free.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Staten Island Winter Waterfowl Count
Sunday, January 16, 2022, 8:00am - 4:00pm
Leader: Cliff Hagen
Description: Each year local birders take a census of Staten Island’s population of waterfowl. The count is an organized effort where teams of birders count each duck, goose, swan, loon, cormorant and grebe in a well-defined territory. Our local data is compiled along with census data from across the New York City/Long Island region. That data and data from across the country, allow for a consistent snapshot of population figures for these hardy, winter visitors.
Registration: Anyone interested in taking part in this year’s Waterfowl Count can contact Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or e-mail him at
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South Shore Audubon Society

Massapequa Preserve
Sunday, January 16, 2022
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, January 16, 2022, 10:00am - 11:00am

Birding: Bald Eagle Watch at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park), Bronx
Description: December is a spectacular time for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers. Bring your own binoculars.
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