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Monday, March 13, 2023

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of March 18 - March 19, 2023:

Bedford Audubon Society

Nature Walk to Explore Vernal Pools
Sunday, March 19, 2023, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Leader: Paul Lewis
Description: Vernal pools are seasonal pools of water that provide habitat for distinctive plants and animals. Paul will guide us to these hidden treasures deep in the forest and learn about the vital importance of these seasonal wetlands as spawning grounds for salamanders and other amphibians. Family friendly for children 10 years of age and older, must be accompanied by an adult.
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 18, 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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Springtime in Prospect Park
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Leader: Paul Keim
Description: Celebrate Spring a day early with early spring migrants; spring equinox starts Monday afternoon.
Registration: No registration required.
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Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Elizabeth Morton National Wildlife Refuge
Saturday, March 18, 2023, Meet at 8:30am
Leader: Eileen Schwinn
Description: Flocks of over-wintering birds are here, just waiting for a hand out. LITERALLY – your hand out, with a few sunflower seeds and WOW! Famous for being able to feed the birds up close and personal, The Refuge is located on Noyac Road, just west of Sag Harbor. The walk is approximately 2 miles, and will take about 2 hours. Dress for the weather − some years, sunshine, and other years, deep snow! But no matter what the weather, an excellent way to kick off the beginning of Spring, the return of migrating birds, and re-visiting with long time human friends!
Registration: Contact Eileen Schwinn,, to register
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Freshkills Park Alliance

Family Nature Walk
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 10:00am
Leader: Rangers
Description: Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park staff will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public. On this one-mile walk, you’ll learn about the different plants and animals found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park. There is a […]
Registration: Register via Eventbrite.
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Gateway National Parks

Birding by the Bay
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 11:00 am - 12:00pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join Ranger Flor on a bird walk as we explore the birds of Jamaica Bay. Binoculars are provided.
Registration: Registration not required.
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, March 19, 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.
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Spring Egg Hunt: Spotted Lanternfly Edition
Sunday, March 19, 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Description: This is not your familiar Eastertide activity. Join Sara Evans, senior manager and curator of living collections, on a hunt for spotted lanternfly egg masses on the trees in Green-Wood. Since 2014, the spotted lanternfly, a planthopper native to Asia, has been spreading and establishing throughout the eastern United States. Because they lack significant natural predators in the area, their population is expanding unchecked.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Brooklyn Coastal Birding
Saturday, March 18, 2023
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Description: March is a time when a few winter birds remain, while early spring migrants are beginning to arrive. The trip involves visits to multiple sites. Some of the highlights have included Black-headed Gulls, Eurasian Wigeons, Snowy Owls, Horned Larks, American Pipits, and Red-necked Grebes. Each site has its own special birds.
Registration: Matthew Fischer —
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New York City Audubon

Free: Late Winter Stroll on Governors Island
Saturday, March 18, 2023, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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: Registration page
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Free: Birding at Mount Loretto Unique Area
Sunday, March 19, 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: Registration page
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South Shore Audubon Society

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From the Southern State Parkway, travel west to the Belt Parkway. Exit at Cross Bay Boulevard (Exit 17) south. Continue south on Cross Bay Blvd. through Howard Beach and over the North Channel Bridge (also known as the Congressman Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge). The entrance to the refuge parking lot is on the right side of the road, at a traffic light approximately one and a half miles past the bridge.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Sunday, March 19, 2023

Birding: Beginner Birding at O'Brien Ave & Leland Ave (in Soundview Park), Bronx
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Learn a new skill and take up a new hobby as we help you identify some of the most common birds found in our parks.

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