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Monday, July 25, 2022

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of July 30 - July 31, 2022:

Brooklyn Bird Club

A Breezy Birding Beachcomber walk
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 8:00am - 2:30pm
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: This approximate 7-8 mile round trip walk starts from Fort Tilden’s eastern boundary ( Q35 bus stop ) and will saunter along the southern beach shore towards Breezy Point tip, in search of early migrating shorebirds, terns, gulls, ducks and potentially quality seabirds.
Registration: No registration required. Meet 8am at the Target Store, 1598 Flatbush Ave (at the Q35 Bus stop on Avenue H).
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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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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Ranger's Choice: Discovering Jamaica Bay Through Sound
Sunday, July 31, 2022, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Head to the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and join a ranger and explore the sounds of summer at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the world of sound and how it affects the environment and the way we experience it.hey cover a topic of their choice ranging from salt marsh ecology, birding, a history of land-use in Jamaica Bay, and more!. All ages are welcome. This is an all-weather program, so please dress for the conditions.

Registration: Space will be limited, so register by calling (718) 318-4340
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, July 31, 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. In July we should see the offspring of our resident red-tailed hawk bravely preparing to leave the nest. Warbler songs will be replaced by chirring cicadas and the tweets of fledgling birds. Butterflies and dragonflies are abundant. By late-July, expect the arrival of the first southbound migrants.
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New York City Audubon

Free: Governors Island Bird Walks
Saturdays, May through October 2022, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Meet in front of Nolan Park #17 and see 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: No RSVP required. Limited to 15. Free.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

The Butterflies of Northern Seaview
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Leader: Cliff Hagen
Description: At the height of summer, one of the best locations on Staten Island to enjoy a variety of butterflies is Northern Seaview. The transitional ecology which includes scrub trees and grasses as well as wetlands and woodlands offers a wide collection of host plants and flowers to support an assortment of skippers, hairstreaks and swallowtails. If you are interested in learning more about our local butterflies or simply wish to enjoy their beauty join with Cliff Hagen as he seeks out and identifies more than a dozen species of these delicate neighbors. Participants will meet along Brielle Avenue at Graves Street. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes, and dress appropriately for the weather.
Registration: For more information call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or email
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, July 30, 2022

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.

Birding By Canoe Excursion (Advanced) at Canoe and Kayak Launch (in Pelham Bay Park), Bronx
11:00am - 12:30pm
Our trained Urban Park Rangers will lead you on canoe adventures that range from the gentle waters of protected lakes to the challenging open waters of rivers and bays.

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