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Monday, March 27, 2023

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of April 1 - April 2, 2023:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, April 1, 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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Calvert Vaux Park, Gravesend
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Leader: Max Epstein
Description: Open space birds, brush margin species, seabirds, puddle type ducks and creek species, raptors, sparrows, and early songbird migrants.
Registration: Mike Yuan email
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First Sunday Bird Outings
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 8:00am - 11:00am
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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Gateway National Parks

Fort Wadsworth Ranger Guided Tour and Hike
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 2:00pm — 3:30pm
Leader: Park Rangers
Description: Join us for a hike around Fort Wadsworth as we explore the forts and natural areas. Inclement weather will cancel this program. Dress appropriately and bring water.
Registration: Call (718) 354-4500 to make a reservation.
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 6:30am - 8:00am
Description: Our April tours will be a feast for the ears and eyes with the trilling song of pine warblers and drumming pronouncements of woodpeckers on newly blossoming trees (including magnolias, maples, quinces, and dogwoods). We’ll discover thousands of songbirds resting before their trip farther north as well as arriving herons and egrets at Green-Wood’s glacial ponds.
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Huntington-Oyster Bay Audubon Society

Edith G. Read Wildlife Sanctuary
Saturday, April 1, 2023 - 8:00am
Leader: Michael Bochnik
Description: Meet by the lake on the far end of the Playland Amusement parking lot. The last winter birds may be seen as well as the first signs of spring migration.
Registration: To register, call (585) 880-0915.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Staten Island Hot Spots and Early Spring Migrants
Saturday, April 1, 2023
Leader: Seth Wollney
Description: This annual trip is led by a faculty member in the Biology Department at the College of Staten Island. The choice of locations will depend on current sighting reports. Past trips included stops at Conference House Park, overlooking Raritan Bay at the southernmost point of New York State; Mount Loretto (Bald Eagle); Great Kills Park (Royal and Caspian Terns, Little Blue Heron, Saltmarsh Sparrow); Arden Avenue Beach (Lesser Black-backed Gull); Oakwood Beach (Yellow-crowned Night-Heron); Miller Beach (gulls and terns); and/or anywhere else that our leader expects to find interesting birds.
Registration: Kristin Ellington —
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New York City Audubon

Van Cortlandt Park Birding
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Woo Sung Park
Description: Join NYC Audubon on a bird tour in one of the Bronx's largest green spaces. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. This event is held in partnership with Van Cortlandt Park Alliance.
Registration: Registration link to come. Free. Limited to 20.
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Intro to Birding at Forest Park
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 8:30am - 10:30am
Leader: Tod Winston
Description: Are you curious about "birding" but don’t have much (or any) experience? Come on a relaxed stroll in beautiful Forest Park as we go over birding basics and look for warblers, sparrows, woodpeckers, raptors, and more.
Registration: Registration page
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Queens Botanical Garden Birding
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:30am - 10:30am
Description: Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the resources the Garden offers to birds and other wildlife. These outings are held in partnership with the Queens Botanical Garden.
Registration: Registration link to come.
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Pelham Bay Park Birding
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Rich Aracil
Description: Join NYC Audubon to explore New York City's largest park this spring. Pelham Bay Park's forested areas, salt marshes, and grassy meadows offer rich habitat for a variety of migrating birds.
Registration: Registration not required. No Limit. Free.
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NYCHA in Nature Birding in Bay View
Sunday, April 2, 2023, 9:30am - 11:00am
Leader: with the Jamaica Bay-Rockaway Parks Conservancy
Description: NYCHA in Nature is a partnership program with NYC Audubon and the Fund for Public Housing to offer bird watching opportunities and exposure to nature for NYCHA residents and the general public. The program will explore adjacent parks to NYCHA developments and also open space within the developments.
Registration: Registration page
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North Shore Audubon Society

Cow Meadow Park and Preserve
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 9:30am – 12:00pm
Leader: Bill B.: (516) 993-7340 & Bill C.: (631) 682-7404
Description: Long Island's natural beauty stands out at this 28 acre park, which also features a 150 acre preserve, combining nature and sport to create a unique, day long outing. Learn about the Island's marine wetlands and terrains at the preserves salt marsh, mud flat and tidal creek habitats, full of bayberry thickets, creeks and over 150 types of birds and 15 species of wildlife.
Registration: Limited registration. You must register via email to, and you will receive a confirmation email. If you become unable to attend, please email to allow someone on the waiting list to take your slot.
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Saw Mill River Audubon Society

Small Group Birding: Croton Point Park
Saturday, April 1, 2023, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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

Massapequa Preserve
Sunday, April 2, 2023
Leader: Members of SSAS
Description: From Sunrise Highway, turn north onto Broadway, Massapequa. Travel under the Long Island Rail Road overpass, then make the first right onto Veterans Boulevard (headed east). Go past the Massapequa train station and into the parking lot at the east end of the station. The preserve is directly east of the parking lot.
Registration: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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