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Monday, June 24, 2024

Upcoming Trips

Below are the birding/nature trips from Saturday, June 29 - Sunday, June 30, 2024:

Green-Wood Cemetery

Birding in Peace
Sunday, June 30, 2024, 6:00am - 7:30am
Description: Before our gates open to the general public, birding expert Rob Jett leads these peaceful early morning walking tours to discover the many birds that make Green-Wood their home—at least temporarily. From ruby-throated hummingbirds to over twenty species of colorful wood warblers, our peak migration tours will feature many of the 163 bird species that have been recorded at Green-Wood during the month of May. Beginning just after sunrise, we will experience spring’s dawn chorus at the most active time of day for birds.
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NYC Bird Alliance

Accessible Birding in Brooklyn Bridge Park
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Leader: Alex Wang
Description: Kick off summer by joining us in exploring the woodlands and meadows of beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Park! Enjoy coastal views of the city and the waterbirds on the East River.
Registration: Registration page
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Let's Go Birding Together on Governors Island
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Leader: _____
Description: Celebrate Pride every Saturday this month on Governors Island! Let's Go Birding Together (LGBT) events are especially welcome to those in the queer community, but allies, families, and friends are also greatly encouraged to join!
Registration: No registration required. Free.
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Intro to Birding in Marine Park
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:00am - 10:30am
Leader: Sam Philbert
Description: Explore the beauty of Brooklyn’s largest green space, Marine Park! Consisting of grassland and salt marshes, this park is habitat for a variety of migratory songbirds and waterbirds. This series is hosted in partnership with the Marine Park Alliance.
Registration: No registration required. No limit. Free.
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North Fork Audubon Society

Bug Light Cruise & Boat Tour
Sunday, June 30, 2024, 12:30pm - 2:30pm
Leader: John Shemilt
Description: We will board the Peconic Star at the Museum dock in Greenport (100 3rd Street, Greenport), take a short trip to the lighthouse and have the opportunity to observe nesting Least Terns, Piping Plovers and Oystercatchers from the deck of the lighthouse. We will then have a tour of the East End Seaport Museum.
Registration: Via Eventbrite
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Protectors of Pine Oak Woods

Annual Fourth of July Butterfly Count
Saturday, June 29, 2024, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Leader: Cliff Hagen
Description: For nearly three decades folks from Staten Island have gathered to survey and document the populations of Staten Island butterflies. Each year data is consistently collected along a well-established route on the last Saturday of June. From Snug Harbor to Conference House, butterflies are sought and identified with totals being shared with the North American Butterfly Association.
Registration: For more information or to join the count call Cliff Hagen at (718) 313-8591 or e-mail
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Urban Park Rangers

Saturday, June 29, 2024
Riverside Park Birding Club at 116th 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.

Celebrate Shorebirds Festival at Entrance - Beach 44th Street and Boardwalk (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens
12:00pm – 3:00pm
Love the beach? So do nesting shorebirds. Enjoy a day of educational activities to learn how we all can share the beach and support a healthy living environment.

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