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Monday, October 30, 2017

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, November 4, 2017 to Sunday, November 5, 2017:

Audubon Center in Prospect Park
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12 pm – 1 pm
Introduction to Bird Watching
Join Prospect Park Alliance for a birdwatching walk and learn about Prospect Park’s magnificent array of birds and how to identify them!

Sunday, November 5, 2017, 8am – 9am
Early Morning Bird Walk: Feathered Friends
Join Prospect Park Alliance to observe Park regulars like chickadees, early winter residents like Northern Shovelers, and the returning ducks that spend the winter in the Lake. Led by the Brooklyn Bird Club, this tour leaves promptly at 8am.


Bedford Audubon Society
August 25, 2017-November 22, 2017 @ Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road, Bedford Hills
Experience the Miracle of Migration at the Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
The HawkWatch starts August 25! Join us at the Chestnut Ridge HawkWatch at the Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Bedford Hills every day from 9am to 5pm, weather permitting, to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other sites across North America to create powerful population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitat.
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Fort Tilden, Gateway NP, Queens
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: sea ducks, late sparrows, raptors, blackbird migration, possible rarity
Registrar: Heidi Steiner email or call before 8 pm 718- 369-2116
Registration Period: Oct 28th - Nov 2nd Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.
Please review our general trip information and guidelines on this page.


Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Prospect Park Walk
FBC 1 Year Anniversary at Jake's Handcrafted 6-8pm


Gateway National Parks
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 11:00am to 12:30pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - Habitat Bingo and Nature Walk
Hike the West Pond trail with a Ranger and identify birds, plants, insects, and various evidence animals have left behind while playing BINGO.
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Saturday, November 4, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - Sunset Walk Beaver Moon
Join a National Park Ranger for a sunset hike around the West Pond Trail.
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Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:00am to 12:30pm
Floyd Bennett Field - Hike the Trails of Dead Horse Bay
Hike the trails and shoreline at Dead Horse Bay with Mickey Maxwell Cohen, American Littoral Society naturalist, author of "Discovering the Trails of Dead Horse Bay".
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Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Birding in Peace

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. By September, all our nesting birds’ offspring will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering denizen from the north.

Grab a copy of our Bird Checklist before you begin. Comfortable footwear is recommended.
$10 for members of Green‑Wood and BHS/$15 for non-members.
Click here for our inclement weather policy.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, November 4, 2017
South Shores of Jamaica Bay
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, October 23

Sunday, November 5, 2017
State Line Park, New Jersey
Leader: Pieter Prall
Registrar: Sandra Maury — or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Monday, October 23
Ride: $20


New York Botanical Garden (Bronx)
Saturdays -- 11:00 a.m.
Debbie Becker leads a free bird walk at the Garden every Saturday from 11am to 12:30pm beginning at the Reflecting Pool in the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Meet at the Reflecting Pool at the Leon Levy Visitor Center
Included in All-Garden Pass
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New York City Audubon Society
Saturdays, September 2–November 25, 2017, 8-9:30am
Van Cortlandt Park Bird Walks
Guides: NYC Audubon with the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9am – 3pm
Beginning Birding Trip
Classes: Thursdays, October 19, October 26, and November 2, 6:30-8:30pm
Trips: Saturdays, October 28, 8-11am, and November 4, 9am-3pm
Instructor: Tod Winston
Learn the keys to identifying the spectacular variety of birds that migrate southwards through New York City every fall. Even if you've never picked up a pair of binoculars, you’ll soon be identifying warblers, thrushes, waterbirds, and more—both by sight and by ear. Two fun and educational in-class sessions and field trips to Central Park and Jamaica bay (transport to Jamaica Bay included). Limited to 12. $179 (125)
Click here to register

Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9am – 3pm
Ducks, Raptors, and More at Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Come explore the lovely coves and rocky outcroppings of Pelham Bay Park, looking for wintering ducks, migrating 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! Bring lunch and water. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $102 (71)
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North Shore Audubon Society
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 8am – 12pm
Point Lookout
Where: Town Park at Point Lookout, 1300 Lido Blvd, Lido Beach, NY 11561, USA (map)

Do NOT use directions in Walk Locations. Meet in the southeast corner of the parking lot of Town Park at Point Lookout.
Wear water-resistant footwear, bring binoculars and drinking water. Wear long pants and socks so you do not touch poison ivy.
Leader - Steve 516-987-8103


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
High Rock Park and Pouch Camp
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.
For more information call Ray Matarazzo at (718) 317-7666.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Massapequa Preserve

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.
Directions via Google Maps

Bird walks led by a member of SSAS are conducted nearly every Sunday morning from late August through early June. Walks are open to the public and are free of charge. We especially encourage youngsters to attend.
All walks start at 9:00 A.M.
There is no walk if it rains or snows or temperature is below 25°F.
For more information or in case of questionable weather conditions, please phone Joe at 516 467-9498.


Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on birding walks through Van Cortlandt Park to discover wildlife happenings in the park.

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