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Monday, April 26, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of May 1-2, 2021:

Brooklyn Bird

Prospect Park Saturday Spring Migration Walks
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Registration: Registration is by email only, to: deepseagangster@gmail.com The registration period will open at 7 p.m. on the Wednesday before each Saturday walk and will close at midnight on Thursday. Current club members will receive priority. Each person must register individually; you may not register additional participants. If you need to cancel please do so at least 24 hours in advance so we can offer someone your spot; no-shows will be moved to the bottom of the list for future walks. See our Covid-19 guidelines here

First Sunday Prospect Park Walks
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Tina Alleva
Registration: We are requiring participants to register in advance. Registration is by email only, to: tinamariealleva@gmail.com The registration period will open at 7 p.m. on the Thursday before each Sunday walk and will close at midnight on Friday. Current club members will receive priority. Each person must register individually; you may not register additional participants. If you need to cancel please do so at least 24 hours in advance so we can offer someone your spot; no-shows will be moved to the bottom of the list for future walks.Each walk is strictly limited to 20 participants. Walk-ups will NOT be permitted. Masks which cover nose and mouth will be required to be worn at all times.

The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse.

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Freshkills Park Alliance

City Nature Challenge at Schmul Park
Saturday, May 01, 2021 10:00am
Participate in the City Nature Challenge, and join Freshkills Park Staff at Schmul Park. Help support citizen science and taking part is easy. This year Freshkills Park is participating in a Park-by-Park Nature challenge, where 20 greenspaces across NYC will compete for ecological glory. In addition, all observations made will contribute to Staten Island’s overall […]
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City Nature Challenge Biodversity Walk
Saturday, May 01, 2021 12:00pm
Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park researchers will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this one-mile walk, you’ll use iNaturalist to share and identify the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills […]
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Gateway National Park

Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, May, 2, 2021, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Day(s): Every week on Sunday until August 29, 2021
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Fort Wadsworth Tour
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 2:00 pm - 3:30pm
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 6:00am–7:30am
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home.

Mycoblitz: City Nature Challenge Group Fungi Survey
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 10:00am–12:00pm
Participate in the Citywide Nature Challenge at Green-Wood! Join Sigrid Jakob and Potter Palmer of the New York Mycological Society for a guided Mycoblitz (the first official 2021 group survey of Green-Wood fungi for the Fungi Phenology Project). Orientation, training on data collection (with a focus on using the iNaturalist app), and materials to help ...
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Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 6:00am–7:30am
Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful Sunday morning walking tours to discover the many birds that call Green-Wood home.

Great Trees of Green-Wood (Sold Out)
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 2:00pm–3:30pm
All Great Trees of Green-Wood tours are currently sold out, but you can purchase tickets to other walking tours by going back to our calendar here. It happens every spring! The flowering trees of Green-Wood explode with color, and it is a visual extravaganza! Lace up your walking shoes and get ready to start Instagram ...
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Members-Only Program: Beekeeping 101
Monday, May 3, 2021, 6:00pm–7:00pm
Two-part virtual class with single registration.- Part 1: Monday, May 3rd, 6pm- Part 2: Monday, May 10th, 6pm Have you ever wondered what it takes to keep bees? Or maybe you just want to learn more about how these tiny insects create such delicious honey? Join Nick Hoefly, Green-Wood’s head beekeeper, for this two-part virtual ...
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Linnaean Society of New York

8th Annual Starr Saphir Memorial Spring Migration Walk, Central Park
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Leader: Lenore Swenson
Registration opens: Monday, April 19
Details

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New York City Audubon

Spring Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturdays, April 24-June 26, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon with The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Meet at the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center. Explore Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. We will look for various resident and migratory bird species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. RSVP required. Limited to 12. Free
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Queens Botanical Garden Bird Walk
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Saturdays, April 3, 17, and May 1, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: Corey Finger with Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the resources the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. RSVP required. Each walk limited to 15. Free (with Garden admission).
Register here

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Northfork Audubon Society

Wrack Line Rambles - Family Outing
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 3:00pm 4:30pm
North Fork Audubon Society (map)
This family program is geared for all ages and meets on the first Saturday of each month at the Roy Latham Nature Center. From there, we head down to the beach where we will explore the wrack line. Ask the Naturalist questions, discover the many organisms found at the high tide line and within the intertidal zone, observe wildlife, go on a scavenger hunt, and learn about marine debris.
Space is limited, registration is required.
Suggested donation is $20 per family (up to four people).
To reserve a spot for your family, please register via email: nfasprograms@gmail.com

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Northshore Audubon Society

Valley Stream State Park
Saturday, May 1, 2021, 7:45am – 11:45am
Leader: Bobby B
Where: MAP
Note: 7:45am Start Time. NYS Parks parking fee of $8.00 may apply after that.

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NYC H2O

Mill Creek and Richmond Valley Walk with Nathan Kensinger
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 12:00pm - 3:00pm
The branches of Mill Creek flow through many unique urban landscapes, as they travel through the historic community of Richmond Valley and out to the Arthur Kill.

Join artist, photographer, and journalist Nathan Kensinger on a walk crossing several branches of this wild waterway, as it flows past Bluebelts, underneath abandoned railroads and train stations, and through forests and wetlands. Along the route, we will pass through the former grounds of the Mt. Loretto orphanage, visit new stormwater drainage features, and consider the history of French, Dutch and English immigrants in the area.
Register here

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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

The Richard Buegler 10-Mile Spring Walk
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 9:00am - 3:45pm
Join with us as we honor Richard Buegler and the installation of a commemorative bench beside the Greenbelt Nature Center. Starting at the Greenbelt Nature Center on Rockland Avenue, hikers will traverse the Greenbelt in search of spring flowers and bird song. A favorite walk of Protector’s founder, Richard Buegler, the 10-Mile walk takes participants along the Meisner Avenue Pond, Loosestrife Swamp, Heyerdahl Hill and more. At the conclusion of the walk we will gather at the Greenbelt Nature Center at 4:00 p.m. for a remembrance of Richard, his life’s work and his dedication to Protectors of Pine Oak Woods.
For more information call Dominick Durso at (917) 478-7607 or Hillel Lofaso at (718) 477-0545.

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Queens County Bird Club

Forest Park
Sunday, May 2, 2021, 7:00am
Leader: Jean Loscalzo (917) 575-6824 (text)
Where: 40.705472, -73.837722 (map)
Note: Walk is currently "full". Contact trip leader to be put on wait list.

Enjoy a jaunt through Forest Park, including a stop at the "Water Hole", which many returning warblers include in their itinerary. Meet at Park Lane South and Mayfair Rd, Richmond Hill, NY 11418.

Registration: Please contact the trip leader to register for this trip. Prefer text 917-575-6824 or email dm5078@aol.com

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South Shore Audubon Society

Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Parking Area
Sunday, May 2, 2021

From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.
Directions via Google Maps
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at (516) 467-9498
Note: Walks will be limited to 12 participants. Participants will be required to wear a mask, keep a minimum of 6 feet from other people

1 comment:

Gordon said...

Not only am I really happy that regular walks are starting again, but also that you are back in action as being the best one stop shopping spot for all these events. Thank you for all the hard work Rob!

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