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Monday, February 04, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 9, 2019 to Sunday, February 10, 2019:

Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Join us at the New Croton Dam for a day of viewing our Nation’s symbol, the Bald Eagle. We’ll also be monitoring the local waterfowl and other birds, too! No registration necessary. Snow date Sunday, February 10.
See more details


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners
Leader: Cyrus Baty
Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon.
Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Birding in Peace
Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we’ll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area.

$10 for members of Green-Wood and BHS / $15 for non-members

Click here for our inclement weather policy.


Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 9:00am
Sunken Meadow State Park
We will investigate the trails, ponds, and seashore to see which birds have arrived for the winter.
Registration: (585) 880-0915
Directions: Take Sunken Meadow State Pkwy north to end, meet in northwest corner of field 1.


Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Central Park Winter Bird Walk 1
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman — or 917-903-3487
Registration opens: Monday, January 28


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
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 8am – 3pm
Birding Gems of Staten Island: Winter at Freshkills Park
Guide: Cliff Hagen with NYC Parks
Winter at Freshkills Park is an exciting time for birding. The grass-covered slopes offer plenty of seed and shelter to huddled flocks of Horned Larks, Snow Buntings, and sparrow species, as Rough-legged Hawks soar overhead. Down below the mounds are a crisscross of tidal creeks filled with a variety of waterfowl. Grebes, geese, and coots swim alongside over a dozen species of ducks.
Transport by passenger van from Staten Island St. George Terminal included. Limited to 12. $57 (40)
Click here to register

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 8am – 11am
Bird Walk to Central Park's Ramble and Reservoir
Guide: Tod Winston
Enjoy a morning of birding's simple pleasures with a walk in Central Park in search of wintering songbirds, waterfowl, and raptors. Limited to 15. $36 (25)
Click here to register

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 9:30am – 11:30am
Winter Birding at Wave Hill, Bronx
Sundays, December 9, January 13, February 10, and March 10, 9:30-11:30am
Guide: Gabriel Willow with Wave Hill
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Come explore the beautiful gardens and woodlands of Wave Hill and observe the hardy birds that spend the winter in this urban oasis. Walks run rain or shine. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. See for admission rates. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10am – 11am
Bird Walk in Flushing Meadows Corona Park
Guide: NYC Audubon
Meet inside the park at the intersection of 69th Road and Meadow Lake Drive. Come explore the bird life of Meadow Lake! This bird walk will be perfect for beginners, who can expect to see a variety of ducks and other bird species. Participants should be prepared for about 30 minutes of easy walking on paved paths. Binoculars are available to borrow for free with an ID. All ages are welcome. This does not require preregistration. Free


New York City WILD!
Saturday, February 9, 2019, 10:00am
Lunar New Year Parade! Flushing, Queens
Photography Ramble

Sunday, February 10, 2019, 11:00am
Winter Wonderland! New York Harbor/Brooklyn: Bensonhurst to Verrazano Bridge
Photography and Nature Walk

For the full information about each walk click HERE to take you to the Eventbrite Profile page where you will find all details (scroll down to the thumbnails) for each of the outings and how to SIGN UP


Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Sunday, February 10, 2019, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Midwinter Walk in Willowbrook Park
Willowbrook Park, Eton Place and Victory Blvd.
It’s not all bleak in the midwinter! Join us on a 4-mile roundtrip discovery walk through Willowbrook Park. Brush up on your tree identification through bark and leaf bud. Let’s find what plants are still green and growing! We’ll meet at the parking lot by the Archery Range. Be sure to use the entrance at Eton Place off Victory Boulevard. Dress warmly and bring snacks and beverage.
For more information, contact Hillel Lofaso at or 718-477-0545


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Black Dirt - Shawangunk
Leader: Arie Gilbert (917) 693-7178

Please contact the trip leader to register for the trip and to find out the start time.
As per all QCBC trips, there is no charge to register, but we want to know who is planning on attending, in case there is any change in plans.

This is a full-day trip that starts early and ends with dining out in upstate New York. Of course, you may leave at any time that your schedule requires. Please pack a bagged lunch because we will not be stopping at a restaurant for lunch.

Itinerary: Will include the "Black Dirt" region of Pine Island, Liberty Marsh, plus the Shawangunk Grasslands, but not necessarily in that order. The order of locations and meeting site will be determined based on weather predictions, and will be posted closer to the trip date.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 10, 2019
Massapequa Lake
Massapequa Lake is at the southern end of Massapequa Preserve. Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road, west of Lake Shore Blvd.
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, February 9, 2019
The New York City Naturalist Club: Bald Eagle Watch at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in the urban jungle.
All skill levels are welcomed.

Birding: Winter Birds at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
All skill levels are welcome.

Birding: Winter Birds at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
All skill levels are welcome.

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Winter Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.

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