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Monday, July 12, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of July 17-18, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Nature Walk: Butterflies of Muscoot Farm
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description:Learn even more about these beautiful insects by joining Naturalist Tait Johansson and the Friends of Muscoot Farm for an early summer Nature Walk to explore The Butterflies of Muscoot Farm. You’ll explore the beautiful fields and scenic trails at this historic Westchester County Park - a great way to spend a summer morning!
Registration: Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy. Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Freshkills Park Alliance

Kayak Tour
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 1:30pm
Leader: Rangers
Description: Kayak along Freshkills Park’s waterways! This two mile round-trip paddle is a chance to explore the creeks and shorelines of Freshkills Park and experience the wildlife while the site is closed to the public. We know this program fills quickly and wish we could offer it more frequently. But we have a small staff and […]
Registration: Register via Eventbrite.
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11:00am — 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join us for a hike around Fort Wadsworth as we explore both the natural areas and the remnants of the former harbor defense system. Inclement weather will cancel this program. Dress appropriately. Bring water, face mask required.
Registration: Call 718 354-4655 to make a reservation.
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Fort Tilden Hike
Sunday, July 18, 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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Green-Wood Cemetery
Birding in Peace
Sunday, July 18, 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.
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New York City Audubon

9th Annual "It's Your Tern!" Celebration
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 12:00 - 4:00pm
Leader: NYC Audubon
Description: Come celebrate the terns of Governors Island! Common Terns, listed as a threatened species in New York State, have nested for several years on Governors Island’s waterfront. This year they’re back, better than ever, and we’re ready to celebrate! Learn what makes these little seabirds so special with free activities and bird walks for the whole family. RSVP to let us know you’re coming! No limit. Free.
Registration: Tern Tours leave from Nolan Park #17 at 12:15 and 2:30pm. No registration required.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Long Pond Park
Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Leader: Clay Wollney
Description: Participants will look for evidence of animal life in the wetlands and woodlands of Long Pond Park. We’ll also search for the birds, butterflies and dragonflies while we examine the geology of the area and observe evidence of past human use of the area. Meet at PS 6, on Page Avenue and Academy Avenue about 3 blocks NW of Hylan Boulevard.
Registration: For more information call Clay Wollney at (718) 869-6327


Queens County Bird Club

Plumb Beach
Saturday, July 17, 2021, 8:00am – 11:00am
Leader: Ian Resnick (917) 626-9562
Description: This mini-trip will explore the marshy areas of Plumb Beach. Expecting to find Saltmarsh Sparrows, perhaps a Nelson's too.
Registration: Please contact trip leader for meeting time and location. Ask whether to pack a lunch or whether to plan on eating lunch out.
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, July 17, 2021
Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding by Canoe Excursion (Intermediate)
10:00am – 3:00pm
Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estuarine habitat of the Long Island Sound. Registration opens on July 7.

Community Rowing and Birding at Hunts Point Riverside Park, Bronx
1:00pm – 6:00pm
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.

Sunday, July 18, 2021
Birding: Ospreys at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park), Brooklyn
9:00am – 10:00am
Learn about the behavior and habitat of this seaside raptor that nests across the Jamaica Bay Area during spring and summer.

Birding: Hawk Watch at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we recommend bringing binoculars.

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