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Monday, January 13, 2020

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, January 18, 2020 to Sunday, January 19, 2020:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Sandy Hook National Seashore, Atlantic Highlands, NJ
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Focus: Gulls and ducks, coastal passerines, open dunes species, winter woods
Car Fee: $25.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh or
Registration Period: Jan 11th – Jan 16th
Note: trip caps at 16 participants
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, January 19, 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.


Feminist Bird Club
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Central Park and Wild Bird Fund

All walks follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics


Gateway National Recreation Areas
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11am — 2pm
A Winter Hike at Breezy Point
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Linnaean Society of New York
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Shawangunks Grassland
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Deborra Mullins — or 212-239-1614
Registration opens: Monday, January 6
Ride: $40


Littoral Society
Saturday, January 18, 2020, 11:00am to 2:00pm
"Good Times with Gordon" winter walk to Breezy Point
Join American Littoral Society naturalist Gordon Lam and NYC Botanist, Zihao Wang to the little known and now-deserted western tip of the Rockaway Peninsula for a lovely winter beach walk. Highlights will include seashells and other stranded critters, winter shore birds, the Breezy Point Jetty, and if we’re lucky – a Snowy Owl!

Participants will carpool from the Main Building at the entrance of Fort Tilden to the Fishermans Parking lot and walk to the tip of Breezy Point.
Dress very warmly, wear comfortable shoes and bring a pair of binoculars if you have them. We will cover about 1 1/2 - 2 miles along the beach. 
As always, NO REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and the walk is FREE. We hope to see you all there!

In case of inclement weather or other concerns please check your email or call Gordon Lam at 646-673-5418 on the morning of the walk.

Subway & bus: Take the #2 or #5 train to Flatbush Ave. / Brooklyn College and then the Q-35 bus past Floyd Bennett Field and just over the Gil Hodges memorial Bridge. Ask the driver to let you off at Ft. Tilden. Check Saturday/Sunday train schedules ahead of time.

By car: From exit 11s on the Belt Parkway, head south and over the Marine Parkway Bridge (Gil Hodges Memorial). Stay on right and take the right ramp toward Breezy Point. Make a quick left into Fort Tilden at the first light. Go to end and park by Building One or at the nearby Post Chapel.

By Ferry: The current schedule of the NYC Ferry has an 8:30AM ferry leaving from Wall Street Pier 11 on the weekends that gets to Beach 108 by 9:24AM, and the shuttle on the weekends will leave you at the Jacob Riis Bathhouse by 9:45AM. You can then walk the short distance to Building 1 in Fort Tilden. Although you will be early, the next ferry would get you there too late.


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, January 18, 2020, 9:30am
Winter Wonderland & Bald Eagles! Croton-on-Hudson: Croton Dam to Ossining

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00noon
Winter Wonderland! Queens: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge

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 !


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Pelham Bay Park
Pelham Bay Park (where we hope to see owls): Wear hiking shoes — it’s a hilly forest walk to the bay. Take Throgs Neck Bridge to I-695 north to I-95 north. Take I-95 to exit #9, Hutchinson River Parkway north. Take first exit #5, Orchard Beach Rd., go past traffic circle, and continue on Orchard Beach Rd. to end. Turn left on Park Dr. Go past another traffic circle and enter parking lot through toll gates (free); meet at far left corner of parking lot (northeast corner). See or Google’s map of “Orchard Beach Parking Lot” for reference.
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 18, 2020
Birding: Raptor Watch at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield 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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