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Monday, August 08, 2022

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of August 13 - August 14, 2022:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Here come the Shorebirds: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Description: Peak wave of shorebirds and water birds, marsh species.
Registration: Bobbi Manian, email
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Gateway National Parks

Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival
Saturday, August 13, 2022, 9:00pm - 1:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: August is the perfect time to explore the diversity of New York City’s shorebirds. Meet at 9 am at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a hike to the East Pond with shorebird experts.
Registration: No registration required. Call (718) 318-4340 for more information.
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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, August 14, 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

Bugs and Birds on Staten Island
Sunday, August 14, 2022
Leader: Maya Bank-Shikhman
Description: Staten Island’s Brookfield Park was once the site of a municipal solid waste facility, but following remediation more than 17,000 trees and 76,000 plants were planted before the park opened in 2017, attracting migratory birds and butterflies to the area. Four marked trails provide excellent hiking opportunities, and a mile of unmarked trails can bring you all the way to Richmond Creek. Experience ponds, rivers, wetlands, marshes, and meadows at this restored, safe, and serene Mid-Island gem. This walk will focus primarily on insects but interesting and uncommon birds will also be noted. This is a leisurely walk primarily on flat, wide, paved roads with small sections of gravel paths, with frequent stops to observe nectaring butterflies and other pollinators.
Registration: Debbie Mullins —
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New York City Audubon

17th Annual Shorebird Festival at Jamaica Bay
Saturday, August 13 2022, 9:00am - 1:00pm
Leader: American Littoral Society, Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and Gateway National Recreation Area
Description: August is the perfect time to explore the diversity of New York City’s shorebirds. Meet at 9am at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center for a hike to the East Pond with shorebird experts.
Registration: Registration link to come soon.
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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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Free: “For the Birds” Brooklyn Botanic Garden Walks
Sunday, August 14 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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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Southern La Tourette Trails
Sunday, August 14, 2022, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Don Recklies
Description: ’ll meet at the entrance to the “bike path” beside the old Saint Andrew’s Church (at the Old Mill Road and Richmond Hill Road). We will make a loop following the trail downhill and left of the bike path, returning by the Blue Trail uphill of the bike path. (Note that there is a steep downhill on the return to the parking lot.) The low trail is unique: some ruins, a pine grove, views of Brookfield Park across Richmond Marsh. Boots and tick spray are advised, and since this is high summer, bring water! Inclement weather, but not a light drizzle, will cancel this walk.
Registration: For information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036.
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Sullivan County Audubon Society

Cliff Lake Hike: Birds and Butterflies
Sunday, August 14, 2022, 10:00am
Leader: Renee Davis
Description: Meet opposite the Eagle Blind at Mongaup Falls Reservoir on Forestburgh Rd. off Rt. 42 in Forestburgh.
Registration: Please register with Renee Davis at 845 798-3266.
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, August 13, 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.

Sunday, August 14, 2022

Summer Birding at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill), Bronx
9:30am - 11:00am
Observe the plants, insects, and habitats at Wave Hill that make it so appealing for such a wide variety of birds.

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