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Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of January 7 - January 8, 2023:

Bedford Audubon Society

Field Trip: Greenwich Point
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description: Bundle up for our annual Field Trip to Greenwich Point with Naturalist Tait Johansson. Greenwich Point is an Important Bird Area (IBA) and is essentially an island connected to the mainland by a causeway on which the park access road, Tod’s Driftway, is located.
Registration: Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 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 Long Coastal Trek from Sheepshead Bay to Coney Island
Saturday, January 7, 2023
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: Ducks, Gulls, waterfowl species, and occasional songbird or shorebird here and there.
Registration: Peter Dorosh 347-622-3559 (text only)
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Feminist Bird Club

NYC - Birds and the Winter Garden at Wave Hill
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 10:00am - 11:00am
Leaders: Jess Brey and Haley Scott
Description: Overwintering birds can enjoy winter with a little help from gardeners. Join Senior Horticultural Interpreter Jess Brey and birder Haley Scott on a walk as they highlight how Wave Hill’s trees and shrubs provide shelter and food for birds that live out their winter.
Registration: Advance registration encouraged online or at 718.549.3200 x251
Note: Please email us at or call the telephone number and extension above.


Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour and Hike
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join us for a hike around Fort Wadsworth as we explore the forts and natural areas. Inclement weather and temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheit will cancel this program.
Registration: No registration required.
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Great South Bay Audubon Society

Montauk Nature Walk
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: John Gluth, Ken Thompson
Description: Join us for our first bird walk of 2023 as we head out to Montauk for an early morning adventure.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Jones Beach and Point Lookout
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Leader: Joseph DiConstanzo
Description: Jones Beach State Park and nearby Point Lookout are among the best locations in the area for viewing wintering ducks, loons, grebes, geese, gulls, shorebirds, passerines, raptors, and owls. The state park occupies 6.5 miles of a barrier island along the Atlantic coast of Nassau County and contains varied habitats, including ocean beaches, bays, dunes, and forested areas. eBird records for January include over 100 avian species, and we will be on the lookout for exciting rarities, including Snowy Owl, Harlequin Duck, Purple Sandpiper, Razorbill, Murres, Horned Lark and Lapland Longspur.
Registration: Kathleen Howley —
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New York City Audubon

Free: New York Botanical Garden Bird Tour with Woo Sung Park
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Join NYC Audubon and the New York Botanical Garden for some winter birding! Get to see some of NYBG’s diverse landscape and learn why this unique green space is such a vital haven for a great variety of species year-round. The tour will meet at the Reflecting Pool in the Native Plant Garden.
Registration: While this NYC Audubon event is free, participants are still responsible for paying for Garden admission. Admission to NYBG's grounds is free for Bronx residents every day (with proof of residency). For more information to help plan your trip to the Garden, please visit the New York Botanical Garden website.

Free: Pelham Bay Park Birding with Jack Rothman
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Jack Rothman
Description: Join NYC Audubon to explore New York City's largest park. In addition to passerines and raptors, a variety of waterfowl can be found in the waters off Orchard Beach and on Hunter and Twin Islands. During low tide on sunny days, seals are usually visible!
Registration: Registration not required. No Limit. Free.
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Queens County Bird Club

Ft Tilden/Breezy Point
Saturday, January 7, 2023, 7:45am - 12:00pm
Leader: Eric Miller - (917) 279-7530
Description: This mini-trip features spectacular views and opportunities for sea-watching. Please bring your scope if you have one.
Registration: Please contact trip leader for meeting time and location. Ask whether to pack a lunch or whether to plan on eating lunch out.
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Saw Mill River Audubon Society

Small Group Birding: Croton Point Park
Sunday, January 8, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Leader: Members of SMRA
Description: From the Southern State Parkway, take Exit 18 (Eagle Avenue) south to Field 3 (use second park entrance and make an immediate left turn.)
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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South Shore Audubon Society

Jones Beach Coast Guard Station Parking Area
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Wantagh State Parkway, travel south. Upon entering Jones Beach State Park, exit at Bay Drive and continue west. Turn right (north) at entrance for Coast Guard Station and West End Boat Basin; turn right again for parking.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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