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Monday, October 24, 2022

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of October 29 - October 30, 2022:

Bedford Audubon Society

Show & Tell: Live Birds of Prey
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 10:00am - 11:00am
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description: Join us for a very special Show & Tell: Live Birds of Prey at Bylane Farm. Let us captivate you as a licensed specialist shows you several live raptors - usually an owl, hawk, and falcon - on a gloved hand and tells you all about them. You’ll have a birds-eye view of some of our region’s most interesting raptors.
Registration: Cost: Member $10; Non-members $15; Children are Free. Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 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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A Green-Wood Cemetery Spooktacular Bird walk
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Leader: Ed Crowne
Description: Arrival of winter species, kinglets, sparrows, woodpeckers, finches, raptors, and maybe a timberdoodle or a raven if they are around. Happy Halloween!
Registration: Kathy Toomey email
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Hudson River Audubon Society

Jones Beach
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:00am
Leader: Michael Bochnik
Description: Late Fall Migrants. Meet at the Boat Basin/Coast Guard Station in West End II. This is a good time for a rarity or a western stray to show up. A variety of birds should be seen from seabirds, ducks, hawks, shorebirds and late land migrants.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, October 29, 2022
Leader: Joseph DiCostanzo
Description: Late October, when the ducks have transitioned from their eclipse plumage, is a lovely time to visit the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Snow Geese arrive at this time, and in 2019 we found a Blue Goose morph among them. Scoping the Bay, we often find Horned Grebes and sometimes a loon. Both migrating and local raptors are possible. A couple of years ago, we saw a Bald Eagle harassing the water birds on the East Pond. There are often lingering Greater Yellowlegs and other shorebirds. Wintering finches may have arrived; we have found both Purple Finch and Pine Siskin at the feeders. A few years ago we heard about Cave Swallows at the subway station, and off we zoomed to see them.
Registration: Evelyn Huang —
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Shirley Chisholm State Park - Cancelled
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Leader: Adelia Honeywood
Description: Shirley Chisholm State Park is the site of two former landfills that were capped and then planted with more than 35,000 trees, shrubs, and native grasses, creating a diverse ecosystem of coastal meadows, wetlands, and woodlands. Rising 130 feet above sea level, the park provides panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, New York Harbor, Jamaica Bay, and the Verrazano Bridge. On this walk we will look for late fall sparrows, Pipits, Meadowlarks, raptors, and early waterfowl. Bring lunch, snacks, water, and sunscreen.
Registration: Linda LaBella —
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New York City Audubon

Free: Van Cortlandt Park Walks with Woo Sung Park
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Woo Sung Park
Description: The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. To celebrate the tradition set forth by these great ornithologists, join Bronx birders Joe McManus and Jack Rothman, who alternately guide these walks. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. These walks are held in partnership with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance. Meet at the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Free: Queens Botanical Garden Walks
Saturdays, October 1, 15, 29 and November 5, 19, 9:30-10:30am
Leader: Corey Finger
Description: Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the resources the Garden offers to birds and other wildlife. These walks are held in partnership with the Queens Botanical Garden.
Registration: RSVP required. Register Here.
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Free: Governors Island Bird Walk with Annie Barry
Saturdays, May 7 through October 29, 2-3:30pm
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: Intro to Birding in Marine Park with NYC Audubon
Sundays, October 2-30, 10:00am - 11:00am
Leader: _____
Description: Explore the beauty of Brooklyn’s largest park, Marine Park. Consisting of grassland and salt marshes, this park is habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds and waterbirds. This walk series is hosted in partnership with the Marine Park Alliance. Meet at the flagpole of the Marine Park Salt Marsh Nature Center, located at 3301 Avenue U, Brooklyn.
Registration: Free. No registration required.
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North Shore Audubon Society

Oakland Lake, Cloverdale Entrance
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Stephane P. - (516) 423-0947
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Greenbelt Nature Center to Seaview
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Leader: Don Recklies
Description: Meet at the Greenbelt Nature Center parking lot at Rockland Avenue and Brielle, (additional parking at the nearby Recreation Center). We will make a loop using the Nature, Blue and Yellow trails to pass the Dept. of Parks serpentine barrens restoration project, Paulo’s Peak (Moses’ Mountain), and the dam and Richmond Creek Bluebelt Pond at Meisner and Rockland.
Registration: For more information call Don Recklies at (718) 768-9036.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Mill Pond Park
Sunday, October 30, 2022
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. The park is four blocks west of the Wantagh State Parkway.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Birding: Hawk Watch at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park), Queens
Sunday, October 30, 2022, 10:00am - 11:00am
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.

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