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Monday, February 19, 2024

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips for the weekend of February 24 - February 25, 2024:

Brooklyn Bird Club

Introduction to Birdwatching
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 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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Tilden and Breezy: The Final Weeks of Winter
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Leader: Ryan Goldberg
Description: Enjoy the last weeks of winter on the western Rockaways as ducks, loons, and other waterfowl begin staging to return north. We’ll walk from Fort Tilden to the Breezy Point Tip, a long, exciting beach walk that follows some of the city’s best dune habitat and protected shoreline. We’re likely to see hundreds or thousands of gannets, and we could also turn up wintering favorites like snow buntings and horned larks.
Registration: Ryan Goldberg,
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Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, February 25, 2024, 6:45am - 8:15am
Description: Just because it’s winter, doesn’t mean that there aren’t interesting birds to discover in Green-Wood. 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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Hudson River Audubon Society

Jones Beach: Coast Guard Marina
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 8:00am
Leader: Michael Bochnik
Description: Winter waterfowl, loons, grebes and maybe a rare gull or two.
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Linnaean Society of New York

Pelham Bay Park
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Leader: Jack Rothman
Description: Pelham Bay Park is New York City’s largest park, covering 2,772 acres. Our winter walks center around the northern forested areas of Hunter Island and Bartow-Pell Woods in search of nocturnal raptors. The waters off Orchard Beach and Twin Island are excellent spots to scan flocks of overwintering waterfowl, loons, and grebes. Harbor Seals can sometimes be seen out on the rocks north of Twin Island.
Registration: Evelyn Huang —
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New York City Audubon

Weird Duck Spotting at Floyd Bennett Field
Saturday, February 24, 2024, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Russell Jacobs
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: Event Registration is currently closed.
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Queens County Bird Club

Baisley Pond
Sunday, February 25, 9:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: John & Mary Borowski (347) 705-2963
Description: Join us as we look for birds in Baisley Pond Park, the winter home for hundreds of ducks and other waterfowl. The path around the lake is paved.
Registration: Contact the trip leader to register for this trip.
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South Shore Audubon Society

Hempstead Lake State Park
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Leader: Members of SSAS
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: Registration is required by calling Joe Landesberg at 516-467-9498
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Riverside Park Birding Club at West 103rd Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park), Manhattan
8:00am - 9:30am
Monthly walks through birding hotspots in Riverside Park. Learn and build a birding community.

Birding: Winter Birds at Forest Avenue and Silver Lake Park Road (in Silver Lake Park), Staten Island
11:00am - 12:00pm
Join us on this Ranger led walk along the trails identifying various woodland birds and winter waterfowl.

Sunday, February 25, 2024

Birding: Winter Waterfowl at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park), Brooklyn
10:00am - 11:00am
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.

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