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Monday, February 27, 2023

Upcoming Trips

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

Bedford Audubon Society

Field Trip: Edith Read Wildlife Sanctuary and Marshlands Conservancy
Sunday, March 5, 2023, 8:00am - 12:30pm
Leader: Tait Johansson
Description: This trip is a favorite among members. We’ll be on the lookout for water birds like Common Loon, Greater and Lesser Scaup, Long-tailed Duck, Killdeer, and possibly Greater White-fronted Goose. If we’re lucky, we may even see a Great Horned Owl!
Registration: Cost: Free. Level of Difficulty: Easy to Moderate. Registration required by emailing Susan at or by calling 914-302-9713.
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Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, March 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 Journey to Massapequa Preserve by LIRR
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: The agenda will be a visit to a renown excellent late winter /early spring birding location mere steps from the Massapequa Long Island Railroad Station. Explore the many wooded trails as well as two water bodies fed by a main stream. Ducks, early spring migrants and other woodland denizens are the enjoyable pursuits.
Registration: Peter Dorosh - or
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First Sunday Bird Outings
Sunday, March 5, 2023, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Paul Keim
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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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Tour and Hike
Sunday, March 5, 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. Dress appropriately. Visitors are encouraged to bring masks and water.
Registration: Call 718-338-3799 to reserve.
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, March 5, 2023, 6:45am - 8:15am
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.
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New York City Audubon

Free: Weird Duck Spotting at Carl Schurz Park
Saturday, March 4, 2023, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Lily Mastrodimos
Description: It's winter and you know what that means. That's right, it's Weird Duck Time! Shovelers, scoters, or mergansers: which duck do you think has the most insane bill? Join us on a stroll by the water to see if we can spot any of these winter visitors.
Registration: Registration page
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Winter Birding in Inwood Hill Park
Saturday, March 4, 2023, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Leader: Annie Barry
Description: Inwood Hill Park is a jewel of New York City. Nestled between the Hudson River, Dyckman Street, and Seaman Avenue, this last tract of largely old-growth oak and tulip forest transports you to another world and another time. Glacial "pot holes," towering trees, and stunning river views create an unrivaled birding backdrop.
Registration: Registration page
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Free: Birding at Conference House Park
Sunday, March 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 songbirds, including some possible early arriving spring migrants. Waterfowl can be present in numbers off the beach and ponds as well.
Registration: Registration page
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Saw Mill River Audubon Society

Small Group Birding: Croton Point Park
Sunday, March 5, 2023, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Leader: Members of SMRA
Description: 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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South Shore Audubon Society

Mill Pond Park
Sunday, March 5, 2023
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

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Winter Bird Tour at Icahn Stadium (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan
10:00am - 11:30am
Curious about how to find our chirping friends in the winter? Join Efua Peterson for a winter bird tour on Randall’s Island!

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