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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of June 19-20, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Feathers and Fathers Bioblitz Bird Walk
Sunday, June 20, 2021, 7:30 – 9:00am
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description:Tait Johansson is joining forces with Westchester Land Trust and Healthy Yards for their Feathersand Fathers Bioblitz Bird Walk at the Tom Burke Preserve in Bedford Hills.The 7.5 acre preserve provides meadow, forest canopy, and wetlands habitat forlocal bird life. At the suggestion of the property's neighbors the land trustnamed the property the Tom Burke Preserve after Thomas Burke who died onSeptember 11, 2001, in the attack on the World Trade Center. Mr. Burke lived onMcLain Street across from Knapp's Field.
Registration: Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Moderate. Registration via Eventbrite.
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, June 20, 2021, 10:30 am – 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join a park ranger for a walking tour of Fort Tilden, highlighting the fort's role in the defense of New York City during the 20th Century.
Registration: Call 718-338-3799 to reserve. Tour will be capped at 10 participants. Social distancing will be maintained. Face mask required.
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Bird of the Month: Swallows
Sunday, June 20, 2021, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: History of swallows at Great Kills Park. Document and observe bird behavior. All ages welcome. Bring water.
Registration: Call 718 354-4655 to make a reservation.
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Spring Plant Walk with the Next Epoch Seed Library
Saturday, June 19, 2021 , 11:00am – 12:30pm
Description: Spring is a great time to meet some of the wild, weedy, and resilient plants who make their homes in Green-Wood’s urban meadows! Join Ellie Irons and Anne Percoco of the Next Epoch Seed Library for a socially distanced, multisensorial walking tour focused on spontaneous urban flora. As we find and interact with individual plants, we’ll consider the role of plant-human reciprocity in ecosystem function, and how different management strategies impact our plant neighbors and the many other life forms who rely on them. We’ll also make a visit to the Cemetery’s rewilding experiment “Rethinking Urban Grasslands,” where we’ll meet some of the vegetal collaborators who are helping make it happen.
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Birding in Peace (Sold Out)
Sunday, June 20, 2021, 6:00am – 7:30am
Description: 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.


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Linnaean Society of New York

Chandler Estates, Suffolk County
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Leader: Patrice Domeischel
Description: The access to Chandler Estate is located behind the Congregational Church in Mount Sinai, right next to the cemetery. If you search the internet for information about this park you will find numerous references to the place being haunted, but the actual history is just as interesting. According to Ann Becker, who wrote a history of the area, the land was originally a girl’s camp called Camp Sewanhaka back in the 1920s. After it became the Chandler Estate, cottages were erected on the land where notable people, such as Marilyn Monroe spent some time. When the heyday of summer residents was over, the buildings fell into disrepair. Eventually, the last structure burned to the ground in 2004 and the county (having acquired the property in 2001) razed any remaining structures. Any structural debris has long been cleared and only beautiful trails with some interesting vegetation remain.
Registration: Mary Beth Kooper — marybeth@nyc.rr.com
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New York City Audubon

Free at Last: A Juneteenth Birding Expedition
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 8:30 – 11am
Leaders: Christian Cooper, Efua Peterson, Ronnie Almonte
Description: Celebrate Juneteenth—African American Emancipation Day—with an outdoor event alongside the freest creatures in the world, birds! Meet at the Dana Discovery Center on the Harlem Meer for a birding expedition through the north end of Central Park, to be followed by a Juneteenth potluck picnic in the park. Bring something to eat and drink (non-alcoholic, please) and a little extra to share. All ages welcome. Join us! Binoculars available to borrow. Registration required. Limited to 40. Free.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Spring Bird Walk at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturday, June 19, 2021, 9:00am – 10:30am
Leader: NYC Audubon with The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Description: 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.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Saw Mill River Audubon

Rockefeller State Park Preserve
Saturday, June 19, 2021 7:30am
Leader: Members of Saw Mill River Audubon
Description: Park Details
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, June 19, 2021

Birding: Birds of Fort Greene Park
9:00am – 10:00pm
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.
Free


Sunday, June 20, 2021

Birding: Hawk Watch at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan
11:00 am –12:00 pm
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.
Free

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