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Monday, November 29, 2021

Upcoming Trips

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

Brooklyn Bird Club

“Splashy” Seafowl of Riis Beach and Fort Tilden, West Rockaway
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: Primarily “beachcombing” for ocean waterfowl; dunes & open field species; potential rarity. Expect a good amount of walking on sand, then pavement (roughly 5 miles); dress appropriately for cold weather. Scopes recommended. There may be an option for birding elsewhere time permitting and our fatigue factor. Registration: Peter Dorosh: email Prosbird@aol.com or Prosbird@gmail.com.
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Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, December 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.
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First Sunday Prospect Park Walks
Saturday, December 5, 2021, 8:00am - 11:00am
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.
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Every week on Sunday until December 19, 2021, 2:00pm — 3:30pm
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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Great South Bay Audubon Society

Montauk Nature Walk
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: John Gluth, Mike Cooper
Description: Join us for a wonderful bird walk as we head out to Montauk for an early morning adventure.
Registration: info@greatsouthbayaudubon.org
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 7:15am–8:45am
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

Rye Playland and Environs
Saturday, December 4, 2021
Leader: Tom Burke
Description: Rye Playland is located on Long Island Sound in northeastern Westchester County, about 30 miles from New York City. We will start our walk at Playland Park & Read Sanctuary and move later to the Marshlands Conservancy; at both, the terrain is easy, and we’ll walk about a mile at each. We usually have lunch at Marshlands and finish up with a walk to the marsh in early afternoon. Birds will be whatever we can uncover on Long Island Sound, Playland Lake and Milton Harbor, as well as in the woods and fields at both locations. We also reserve the opportunity to chase any exceptional rarities in the region rather than completing the planned itinerary. Species seen during past detours have included Calliope Hummingbird, Gray Kingbird, Fork-tailed Flycatcher, and Hermit Warbler, but unfortunately these opportunities don’t come up often.
Registration: Alice McInerney — amcinerney@kmllp.com
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Richmondtown, Old Mill Road
Saturday, December 4, 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Leader: Ray Matarazzo
Description: Enjoy a stroll along the multi-use trail overlooking Fresh Kills with Ray Matarazzo. Walk back in time as you pass the famous Hessian Spring as it crosses the path and view Fresh Kills estuary as you work your way toward the remains of Ketchum’s Mill. Along the way observe traces of the past, examine the present woodland ecosystems and search for evidence of present inhabitants especially deer and other mammals. Meet in the parking lot at the start of Old Mill Road, alongside St. Andrew’s Church.
Registration: For more information call Ray Matarazzo at 718-317-7666.
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Reed’s Basket Willow Swamp/Chapin Woods
Sunday, December 5, 2021, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Leader: Clay Wollney
Description: Discover this hidden natural park in Dongan Hills. Participants will visit the three bodies of water in the park and hike the steep slopes through these intriguing woodlands. Although none of the willows grown by the Reed family still exist, the woodlands and stream are still home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Meet at the Spring Street entrance in Dongan Hills.
Registration: For more information contact Clay Wollney at 718-869-6327.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Hempstead Lake State Park
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.).
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.
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