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Monday, January 06, 2020

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, January 11, 2020 to Sunday, January 12, 2020:

Bedford Audubon Society
January 11, 2020, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Greenwich Point Park
7 Tods Driftway, Old Greenwich, CT 06870
Start the new year right by getting outside to experience life… and nature!
It might be cold, but you’re sure to enjoy our popular Field Trip to Greenwich Point Park with Naturalist Tait Johansson. Last year, our large group saw a couple of owls, including a Great Horned that was sleeping atop a large evergreen. Plus, we’re likely to see Brant, Long-tailed Ducks, scoters, goldeneyes, loons, and other waterbirds, some interesting songbirds, and more!

Depart Bylane at 7am or meet there in the lot on the right after the gatehouse at 8am.
Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy. Dress warmly!
Please register with Susan at or 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:30am - 12:00pm
Coney Island, Brooklyn
Meet 8:30am inside the Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave (train entrance)
Leader: Linda Ewing
Focus: Sea &, bay water ducks and other waterfowl; beach species
Registrar (for weather alerts): Adelia Harrison email
Registration Period: Jan 4th – Jan 9th
Note: please submit your cell phone numbers upon registration.
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 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.


Gateway National Parks
Sunday, January 12, 2020, 10am — 11:30am
Winter Nature Hike
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Great South Bay Audubon Society
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 8:00am
Birding & Breakfast, Connetquot River SPP
Leader(s): Edith & Bob Wilson, Helga Merryman, Ken Thompson, Jack Carlson
Continental breakfast. Reservations required - Fill out the form on our programs page to register.
Registration fee $4. plus $8 parking fee per car - unless you have yearly Empire pass.
(Nature walks will be cancelled if it is raining or snowing.)


Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Croton Point Park
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Miriam Rakowski — or 212-749-7376
Registration opens: Monday, December 30, 2020
Public transportation


New York City Audubon
Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 12, 2020
American Littoral Society: Montauk Winter Weekend - Seals, Surf, and Seabirds
Guide: Don Riepe with American Littoral Society
Spend a weekend at the luxurious Manor House during the peak winter birding time at Montauk Point. See seals, scoters, loons, eiders, razorbill, and much more. Includes 2 nights lodging, 5 meals, 5 guided field trips, 2 evening programs, and free pickup at the LIRR station in Montauk.
For reservations and details, contact Don Riepe at 718-474-0896 or $425 ($150 single supplement)

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 9am – 6pm
Winter Birding on the South Shore of Long Island
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Winter in New York brings the excitement of possibility: Will Snowy Owls appear in the dunes? Will Harlequin Ducks move westward from Cape Cod and Montauk and appear in closer waters? Will irruptive northern finches and Bohemian Waxwings move south from Canada? All of these species and more are possible on Long Island in the winter, along with more expected species such as loons, grebes, scaup, eider, Northern Harriers, and Purple Sandpipers. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $102 (72) per trip
Click here to register

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 8am – 1pm
Winter Birds of DeKorte Park, NJ
Guide: Tod Winston
Come explore the gardens and impoundments of this lovely nearby park in search of wintering waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds. We'll bring our own lunches to eat at the visitor center that looks out over the marsh. Transport by passenger van included. Limited to 12. $97 (68)
Click here to register

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 9:00am – 10:30am
A Morning Bird Walk in Central Park
Guides: Jeff Ward
Spend a leisurely morning searching Central Park's best birding spots for winter residents and surprises. Limited to 15 per walk. $36 (25)
Click here to register

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 9:30am – 11:00am
Forest Park Feeder Watch and Owl Prowl, Queens
Guide: Corey Finger
Explore the depths of the largest contiguous forest in Queens. Highlights include the feeding station at the famed Waterhole and a search for owls in the pine groves. Common feeder sightings include woodpeckers, Black-capped Chickadee, American Goldfinch, and usually at least one Brown Creeper. Past years have also seen Ruby-crowned Kinglet and Pine Warbler. On the owl prowl, look for sightings of Great Horned, Northern Saw-whet, or Long-eared Owl. Limited to 15. $36 (25) per walk
Click here to register


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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Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, January 11, 2020, 7:45am – 12:00pm
Breezy Point
Leader: Eric Miller
Meet: Fishing Parking Lot, 2 Rockaway Point Blvd, Breezy Point, NY 11697(map)
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South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, January 12, 2020
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, January 11, 2020
Birding: Bald Eagle Watch at Henshaw Street and Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park), Manhattan
9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcomed.

Sunday, January 12, 2020
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.

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

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Comfort station (in Willowbrook Park), Staten Island
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.

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