Check out City Birder Tours, and Green-Wood sponsored tours on their calendar pages here.
Celebrate your inner nerd with my new t-shirt design! Available on my Spreadshirt shop in multiple colors and products.

Monday, March 02, 2020

Upcoming Birding and Nature Trips

Below is a list of upcoming birding and nature trips by local birding/conservation groups for Saturday, March 7, 2020 to Sunday, March 8, 2020:

Bedford Audubon Society
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Read Sanctuary/Marshlands Conservancy, Rye, NY

We’re heading to a sanctuary that the national Audubon Society of New York has recognized as an Important Bird Area due to its significant habitats and flyaway. Why don’t you come along?

Our Field Trip to Read Sanctuary/Marshlands Conservancy in Rye is a favorite birding trip among members. The main targets are waterfowl, loons and grebes on the Sound, Great Horned Owls, and early spring migrants. This late winter trip should be a good one!

Depart Bylane at 7:15am or meet us at the boathouse on Playland Lake at 8:00am Cost: Free. Level of difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Please register with Susan at or 914-302-9713.

See more details


Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, March 7, 2020
Shirley Chisholm State Park to Jamaica Bay Refuge
Leader Peter Dorosh
Focus: grassland open field species, early spring passerines, ducks, marsh species, raptors
Car Pool Fee: $10.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh or
Registration Period: Feb 29th – March 5th
Please review our trip guidelines here:

Saturday, March 7, 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
Sunday, March 8, 2020
International Women's Day with Move Forward Staten Island

All walks follow the ABA Code of Birding Ethics


Gateway National Parks​
Sunday, March 8, 2020, 6:30pm — 8:00pm
Full Moon Hike Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
View Details


Green-Wood Cemetery
Sunday, March 8, 2020
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

Green-Wood’s official birding checklist is available to pick up from the security guard at the main entrance on 25th Street or to print here. Comfortable footwear is recommended.

For this program you will check in at the Gothic Arches, right at the main entrance. Click here for our inclement weather policy.


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
Get Tickets


New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, March 7, 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

Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9am – 12pm
Winter Walk at Inwood Hill Park
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Inwood Hill Park, simply put, is a jewel. Nestled between the Hudson River, Dyckman Street, and Seaman Avenue, this last tract of largely undeveloped oak and tulip forest transports you to another world and another time. Glacial "pot holes," towering trees, and stunning river views create an unrivaled birding backdrop. Limited to 15 per walk. $36 (25) per walk
Click here to register

Sunday, March 8, 2020, 8:30am – 11:00am
Intro to Birding: Bird Walk in Central Park
Guide: Tod Winston
Are you curious about "birding" but don't have much (or any) experience? Come on a relaxed walk through Strawberry Fields and the Ramble to go over birding basics and see warblers, tanagers, sparrows, waterbirds, and more. Binoculars available. Limited to 15. $36 (25)
Click here to register


Queens County Bird Club
Saturday, March 7, 2020, 9am – 12pm
Baisley Pond (map)
Leader: Akilah Lewis
This mini-trip starts at 9am and ends before lunch.
Please register for this trip via Eventbrite: Join the Queens County Bird Club as we look for birds in Baisley Pond Park. We will be searching for the remaining waterfowl before they make their way to their breeding grounds up north. Trip leader Akilah Lewis will be leading the group around the lake on paved trails.


South Shore Audubon Society
Sunday, March 8, 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
Sunday, March 8, 2020
Spring Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.
Explore the gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow on a quest to spot both resident and rare birds as they pass through on their northern journey or settle down for the season.

No comments:

Exploring urban nature, birds, birdwatching, birding, hummingbirds, butterflies, dragonflies, bees, hawks, raptors, wildflowers, trees, mushrooms, environment, binoculars, spotting scope