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Monday, August 01, 2022

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of August 6 - August 7, 2022:

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

Summer Fungi Walk
Saturday, August 6, 2022, 10:00am–11:30am
Green-Wood is a wonderland of mushrooms in the summer season. This popular walking tour treks into the depths of the Cemetery’s extensive woodlands to encounter colorful and curious varieties of fungi. Led by Sigrid Jakob and Potter Palmer, members of the New York Mycological Society and founders of the Green-Wood Fungi Phenology Project, both experts and novices alike will learn how to differentiate the delicious from the deadly and start putting names to some of the city’s more common summer fungi. Be prepared for off-road walking.
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Birding in Peace
Sunday, August 7, 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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Linnaean Society of New York

Central Park Botany Walk
Saturday, August 6, 2022
Leader: Regina Alvarez
Description: Bring a notebook, magnifying glass and if you have a small pair of close-focus binoculars, it will enhance your experience. We will learn about flowering plants from majestic trees, such as the Tulip Tree to the tiniest flower, which is Duckweed. It covers the Pool, and it provides food for the ducks. We examine the tiny reproductive parts of each flowering plant and how it is designed for pollination and seed dispersal. We learn which plants are native and which are non-native. Ferns are fascinating. Some produce spores on the backs of the fronds, and others have a special spore structure. We look at non-plants, such as lichen, fungus and more. Important are symbiotic relationships that plants form with the natural world. Be prepared for a fascinating journey into the world of botany.
Registration: Richard Davis —
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New York City Audubon

Free: “For the Birds” Brooklyn Botanic Garden Walks
Saturday, August 6 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: No RSVP required. Free with Garden admission. No limit. Meet inside the Brooklyn Botanic Garden at the Visitor Center.
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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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Jamaica Bay Summer Shorebirds and More
Sunday, August 7, 2022, 9:00am - 1:30pm
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Description: Meet at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and search the mudflats and ponds of Jamaica Bay (the NYC locale with the most recorded species of birds) for breeding herons and egrets, Forster's and Common Terns, Clapper Rail, and American Oystercatcher, as well as the many migratory plovers and sandpipers that will already be headed south. Bring water, snacks, and shoes you don't mind getting muddy.
Registration: Event Registration is closed.
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Richard Buegler 10 Mile Hike
Saturday, August 6, 2022, 9:15am - 3:45am
Leader: Dominick Durso
Description: A treasured tradition continues. Join with Protectors of Pine Oak Woods for a hike through the summer woods of the Greenbelt. Beginning at the trailhead on Staten Island Boulevard behind the Petrides School and District Office, participants will climb through Deere Park, cross the top of Todt Hill and wander down through the Saint Francis Woodlands. The trail continues in a loop through High Rock Park and leads hikers back to the beginning at the entrance to Deere Park. Bring water, wear sturdy shoes, dress appropriately for the weather and be sure to confirm that the walk is not cancelled due to heat or forecasted storms.
Registration: To confirm a day prior please call Dominick Durso at (917) 478-7607 or email Protectors at
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Saw Mill River Audubon Society

Small Group Birding: Croton Point Park
Saturday, August 6, 2022, 7:00am - 9:00am
Leader: Members of SMRA
Description: Saw Mill River Audubon small group bird walks are limited to 25 people by registration. Completed COVID vaccination required. Good for all levels of birding experience. Beginners very welcome! Walks are for adults and youth age 8 or older. Let us know in advance if you want to borrow binoculars by emailing us at:
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, August 7, 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.

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