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Tuesday, July 05, 2022

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of July 9 - July 10, 2022:

Freshkills Park Alliance

Family Nature Walk at Freshkills Park
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 9:00am
Leader: Rangers
Description: Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this one-mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour
Every week on Saturday & Sunday May 28, 2022 to August 28, 2022
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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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 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. From ruby-throated hummingbirds to over twenty species of colorful wood warblers, our peak migration tours will feature many of the 163 bird species that have been recorded at Green-Wood during the month of May. (May to mid-June) Beginning just after sunrise, we will experience spring’s dawn chorus at the most active time of day for birds.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Freshkills Park, Staten Island
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Leader: Shannon R. Curley and José Ramírez-Garofalo
Description: The Freshkills Park tour, where José and Shannon have been involved with the research and banding of nesting birds, may include the Grasshopper Sparrow, Savannah Sparrows and Bobolinks. Sedge Wrens have nested in the park for the past three years.
Registration: Mary Beth Kooper —
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New York City Audubon

Summer Weekends in Prospect Park
Saturday, July 9, 2022, 8:00am - 10:00am
Leader: Ryan Mandelbaum
Description: Beautiful Prospect Park’s wide variety of habitats attract a large number of migrants and breeding bird species—significantly more than Central Park, in fact. We will explore the Park's meadows, forests, and waterways in search of waterfowl, warblers, tanagers, and more.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Croton Point Park
Saturday, July 9 2022, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Description: Travel in comfort aboard Metro-North (leaving at 8:45am from Grand Central Station) to visit Croton Point Park, a beautiful 500-acre park on a peninsula on the Hudson River, about one hour north of the city. The park is rich in natural and human history: It has the oldest native American oyster shell middens in the northeast, revealing that it was inhabited as long as 7,000 years ago; today, the park has a wonderful mix of forest, wetlands, and grassland. The grasslands are atop a hill formed by a former landfill, and are home to hard-to-find breeding bird species such as Indigo Bunting, Grasshopper Sparrow, Bobolink, and Eastern Meadowlark. The woodlands nearby are home to breeding Great Horned Owl, Willow Flycatcher, and Orchard Oriole, as well as the more expected common breeders. Bring lunch for a picnic in one of the riverside pavilions.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Free: “For the Birds” Brooklyn Botanic Garden Walks
Sunday, July 10, 2022, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Brooklyn Botanic Garden and NYC Audubon
Description: Join Brooklyn Botanic Garden and NYC Audubon birding experts on these special hour-long tours through the Garden to look for resident and visiting birds. Learn how to spot hawks, woodpeckers, Mallards, American Robins, Blue Jays, Cedar Waxwings, and more. Before or after the walk, enjoy the Garden’s special “For the Birds” exhibit. All ages welcome.
Registration: Free with Garden admission. No limit. Meet inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at the Visitor Center. Please note that attendees are responsible for purchasing their own tickets to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, which can be done on the Garden website. No advance registration is required for the bird walk but advance tickets for the Garden are recommended.
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Sullivan County Audubon Society

All About Fireflies
Saturday, July 9, 2022
Leader: Naturalist Pam Golben
Description: Hosted by Mamakating Environmental Education Center, 762 South Road, Wurtsboro, 12790
Registration: Pre-registration is required. Call (845) 644-5014 or email
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, July 9, 2022

Birding: Hawk Watch at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
9:00am - 10:00am
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.

Introduction to Birdwatching Walks at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park), Brooklyn
10:00am - 12:00pm
Every Saturday, join a member of the Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance on an introductory walk to learn the basics of birding.

Field Guide: Wildlife Living Among Us - Finding Shelter at Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens
11:00am - 1:00pm
Join us to uncover the creative ways animals and insects find homes in the cracks and crevices of the natural areas around us.

Sunday, July 10, 2022

Summer Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30am - 11:00am
Naturalist and birding guides Paul Keim and Gabriel Willow lead birders through the gardens and woodlands to seek out summer birds.

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