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Monday, January 30, 2023

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of February 4 - February 5, 2023:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, February 4, 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 Mid-winter Walk Through Marine Park
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:30am - 3:00pm
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: Celebrate winter’s halfway point with an exploration of an excellent location for typical winter birds: waterfowl, gulls, and passerines.
Registration: Please register ( for weather alert): or
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First Sunday Bird Outings
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Paul Keim, Brooklyn Bird Club
Description: Join naturalist and birder Paul Keim in search of dozens of species that visit the park through all seasons. Learn about the different habitats in Prospect Park and why they are important for all types of birds.
Registration: No registration necessary.
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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Shinnecock East
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:30am
Leader: __
Description: Hopefully, we will see Alcids, wintering ducks and shorebirds, and perhaps an owl and hunting raptor or two! We will be walking the jetty, shoreline and the dunes. Perhaps a stop along the road heading east after the park, will allow a Bittern or ?? to be found! Dress for the weather.
Registration: To register, please contact Eileen Schwinn (
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Feminist Bird Club

NYC - Teatown Hudson River EagleFest
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Leaders: Jeana and Martha
Description: The program includes thrilling live bird shows spotlighting birds of prey, bird walks where you can view eagles through spotting scopes, heated tents filled with educational displays and exhibits, crafts and games for children, food trucks, and more!
Registration: For tickets, please visit the EagleFest site
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Great South Bay Audubon Society

Jones Beach West End State Park Bird Walk
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 8:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Mike Cooper, Bob Grover
Description: Join us for a wonderful bird walk as we head out to Jones Beach West End for an early morning adventure.
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 7:00am - 8:30am
Description: Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful early morning walking tours to discover the birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. For some bird species that migrate south after the breeding season, Brooklyn is their Miami during the cold months. Spend the early morning exploring the cemetery, looking for overwintering waterfowl, nuthatches, woodpeckers, sparrows, finches and any half-hardy birds that decided to stick around. By February we’ll see some of the early north-bound birds beginning to trickle back into the area. Returning warblers will be in their less flamboyant fall plumage. Large numbers of blackbirds, flycatchers, sparrows, vireos, and swallows will also be passing through. By October, waterfowl are returning, and we’ll look for raptors heading south. November will bring back our overwintering feathered denizens from the north.
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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Jones Beach State Park
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 8:00am
Leader: _____
Description: Get ready to see winter waterfowl as well as many resident birds. There may be some surprises!
Registration: To register, call (585) 880-0915.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Coney Island Pier to Coney Island Creek
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Leader: Rob Jett
Description: This casual four-mile loop begins by exploring the shore, water, and jetties of the lower bay along Coney Island Beach. Walking west towards the border between Coney Island and the private community of Seagate, we expect to observe Common and Red-throated Loons, Horned Grebes, Long-tailed Ducks, scoters and several other species of waterfowl. Purple Sandpipers typically overwinter along the rock jetties. Among the abundant common gulls, we may find a rare Lesser Black-backed or Iceland Gull. The second half of the loop explores Gravesend Bay and Coney Island Creek. Returning towards Stillwell Avenue the group may opt to lunch at NYC landmark Totonno’s pizzeria or stop in for a cold one at Coney Island Brewery.
Registration: Linda LaBella —
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Staten Island
Saturday, January 28, 2023
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Description: Staten Island’s habitats include woodlands, coastal beaches, marshes, parks, and more. We have seen Bonaparte’s Gulls, shorebirds, Horned Grebes, and other grebe species. Many birds may make surprise appearances. One year a Summer Tanager stayed the winter, eating bees it found in a tree hole. Hairy Woodpeckers are not uncommon.
Registration: Ursula Mitra —
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New York City Audubon

Free: Twilight Stroll on Governors Island
Saturday, February 4, 2023, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Meet the winter birds of Governors Island! Nearly 240 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 this winter.
Registration: This event is free but attendees will need to purchase tickets for the Governors Island ferry
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Free: Birding at Mount Loretto Unique Area
Sunday, February 5, 2023, 8:00am - 10:00am
Leader: Anthony Ciancimino
Description: Discover a diversity of wintering birds with longtime birder and Staten Island resident Anthony Ciancimino. Expect to see a variety of species of waterfowl and wintering songbirds as we explore the diverse habitats found at the park.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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South Shore Audubon Society

Massapequa Lake
Sunday, February 5, 2023
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: Use street parking on the westbound side of Merrick Road. Massapequa Lake is at the south end of Massapequa Preserve, between Lakeshore Boulevard and Ocean Avenue.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, February 4, 2023

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park), Bronx
11:00am - 12:30pm
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. Please bring your own binoculars.

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Birding: Winter Birds at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park), Queens
10:00am - 11:00am
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see migratory winter birds.

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