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Monday, February 11, 2019

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, February 16, 2019 to Sunday, February 17, 2019:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, February 16, 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.

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 8:30am - 12:00pm
The Great Backyard Bird Count at Prospect Park
Meet 8:30 am at Prospect Park Boathouse
Leaders: Tina Alleva and Cyrus Baty
Focus: Winter passerines, ducks and gulls, raptor


Hudson River Audubon Society
Saturday, February 16, 2019
Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge and Shinnecock Inlet
2595 Noyack Rd, Sag Harbor, NY
Meet at the refuge at 9am
Handfeed chickadees, titmice, nuthatches and more. Then we’ll visit the inlet and Dune Road for winter birds and maybe a Snowy Owl or American Bittern.
All day trip.


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 WILD!
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:00am
Westchester County: Marshlands Conservancy Photography & Nature Walk

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 12:00pm
Lunar New Year Parade! Manhattan Chinatown Photography Ramble

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
Saturday, February 16, 2019, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Owl Prowl at Blue Heron Park
Join with Cliff Hagen as he explores the deep woods of Staten Island in search of our nocturnal neighbors. Walk the quiet woods and listen for the whistles and whines of screech owls, the deep hoots of great horned owls and other noises of the night.
Participants will meet at 222 Poillon Avenue. For more information call Cliff Hagen at 718-313-8591 or e-mail him at


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, February 17, 2019
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, February 16, 2019
Birding: Winter Birds at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park), Manhattan
10:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Whether you're an experienced birder or just looking for a fun winter activity outdoors, birding is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and stay active.

Great Backyard Bird Count 2019 at Wave Hill House (in Wave Hill), Bronx
10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Using smartphone apps and official, field-data forms, track and record the birds in Wave Hill’s backyard, guided by naturalist Gabriel Willow.

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Ecosystem Explorers: Micro-Ecosystems at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park), Staten Island
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!

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