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Monday, August 30, 2021

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of September 4-5, 2021:

Bedford Audubon Society

Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch
August 26, 2021 - November 24, 2021, 9:00am - 5:00 pm
Description:It’s officially Hawkwatch Season! Spectacular flocks of Broad-winged Hawks pass through our area in mid-September, but Accipiters such as Sharp-shinned + Cooper’s Hawks provide the most consistent flight throughout the fall hawk-watching season. Join us for Science in Action: Chestnut Ridge Hawkwatch to experience the miracle of raptor migration. Our data is combined with other Hawkwatch sites to create population and migration analyses that help us better protect raptors and their habitats. Hawkwatch takes place daily through November, 9:00am-5:00pm (weather permitting). Arthur Butler Sanctuary on Chestnut Ridge Road in Bedford Corners. Registration not necessary, but please abide by current Covid-19 guidelines based on your vaccination status.
Registration: Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Bird Walk at Hilltop Hanover Farm
Saturday, September 4, 2021, 8:00am – 9:00am
Leader: Steve Ricker
Description:It will be a beautiful thing! Join Bedford Audubon Garden Director Mathew McDowell, Hilltop Hanover’s Native Plant Propagator Emily Rauch, along with Bedford Audubon Board member and Naturalist Steve Ricker for a Bird Walk at Hilltop Hanover Farm. Venture out into the field where we might observe wild birds feeding from three different varieties of common sunflower (Helianthus annuus) and different native perennials. We’ll cover the importance of plants as natural birdfeeders as well as the other ecosystem benefits they provide. Everyone who joins the bird walk is invited to stay and join Hilltop Hanover’s community harvest of sunflower heads at 9:30am.
Registration: Cost: Free. Register through Hilltop Hanover by CLICKING HERE
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, September 4, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club
Description: Whether you’re just starting out or have already joined the birding ranks, this introductory walk is for you. Join a member of the Brooklyn Bird Club to learn the basics of birding and search for the dozens of species that visit Prospect Park through all seasons. All levels are welcome.
Registration: No registration necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them.
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Southbound Migration In Greenwood Cemetery
Sunday, September 5, 2021
Leader: Ed Crowne
Description: Focus: early arriving warblers, vireos, orioles, flycatchers etc.
Registration: Peter Dorosh: email or Registration Period: August 29th-Sept 2nd. 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.
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First Sunday Prospect Park Walks
Sunday, September 5, 2021, 8:00am - 11:00pm
Leader: A member of the Brooklyn Bird Club
Description: The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse.
Registration: No registration necessary.
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Gateway National Parks

Birding By Bird Call
Saturday, September 04, 2021 to September 25, 2021, 10:00am - 11:00am
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Test your knowledge on the species of birds at Jamaica Bay by matching the species to a written bird call. Also, try spelling phonetically your own bird calls by sounding them out!
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, September 5, 2021, 6:30am–8:00am
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.
Description: By September, our nesting birds will be on their own. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering feathered denizens from the north.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Jamaica Bay N.W.R., 28th Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Description: This annual memorial walk honors Tom Davis, who was, by many accounts from the birders who knew him, an incredible observer of wildlife who was especially interested in shorebirds. He was also well known for imparting his knowledge on others and making sure that others would see the special birds that he sighted. This year’s walk, led by Tom Stephenson, will be guided by those principles as well. Water, lunch and snacks, sun lotion and bug spray are recommended.
Registration: Amanda Bielskas — Registration opens: Monday, August 16 at 9 am. After that time, click here to register. Registrations for field trips will not be honored if submitted before the time that field trip registration officially opens.
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New York City Audubon

Intro to Birding: Bird Walk in Central Park
Saturday, September 4, 2021, 8:30am - 11:00am
Leader: Tod Winston
Description: 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.
Registration: Binoculars available. Limited to 15. $36 (25) per walk.
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Van Cortlandt Park Bird Walks
Saturdays, September 4 - November 27, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: NYC Audubon with The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Description: Meet at the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Governors Island Bird Walk
Saturdays, July 10-October 30, 2021, 2:00am - 3:30pm
Leader: NYC Audubon
Description: Meet the birds of Governors Island with one of our expert guides! Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer. Binoculars are available to borrow.
Registration: Reserve your spot by signing up at Nolan Park #17. Limited to 12. Free.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area
Saturday, September 4, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From Sunrise Highway in Rockville Centre, turn onto Long Beach Road, traveling south. Proceed to Waukena Avenue and turn left. From this point onward, there are brown signs directing visitors to the sanctuary. Turn right onto Park Avenue (at a traffic light), then turn left onto Golf Drive. Continue on Golf Drive to Slice Drive, turn right, and proceed one short block into the sanctuary.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Birdwalks with New York City Audubon at Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
9:00am - 10:30am
Explore Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park.

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