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December 2022

Meet at the Hook: Birding on the New Jersey Coast

December 10

Leader: Ryan Goldberg Focus: Winter waterfowl, raptors, irruptive finches, and open-ground specialists like snow buntings and horned larks at one of the Garden State's best and most beautiful birding sites, Sandy Hook, an eight-mile-long spit of land that juts into New York's Lower Bay and boasts rich oceanside and bayside dunes, marshes, and cedar groves. Sandy Hook is part of Gateway National Recreation Area, which also includes coastal sites in the city like Fort Tilden, Breezy Point Tip, Jamaica Bay,…

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123rd Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 17

The annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) is the nation's longest-running community science bird project, where birders across the continent conduct a bird census that helps Audubon and other organizations assess the health of bird populations and guide conservation actions. https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count The Brooklyn CBC count circle is made up from 12 different count sectors that includes parks, cemeteries, and significant coastline on the bay and the ocean, and there is a team for all skill and commitment levels. Grab your binoculars…

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A Yuletide Prospect for Christmas Eve Birds

December 24 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Prospect Park: Bartel Pritchard Square, Bartel Pritchard Circle Columns
Brooklyn, NY 11215 United States
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Leader:  Peter Dorosh Location: Meet at Bartel Pritchard Sq park entrance 8:30 a.m. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED Focus: Celebrating the Christmas holiday spirit, good will, festivity, and peace while birding for winter birds in Prospect Park..

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January 2023


January 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 pm

Leader:  Karen O'Hearn Location: Meet at the Breeze Hill bird feeders which are on the east side of Terrace Bridge, near the fire hydrant. https://goo.gl/maps/hXigMLQ7hGmW4wfp6 NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED Focus: Celebrating the new year with the beauty of birds, friendship, and renewed spirit.

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A Long Coastal Trek from Sheepshead Bay to Coney Island

January 7, 2023 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Meet 8:30 am at Holocaust Memorial Park at the west end of Sheepshead Bay, at Emmons Avenue side  https://goo.gl/maps/PpmEQ6bGkycyaFqG7 Leader:  Peter Dorosh  347-622-3559 (text only) Focus:  Ducks, Gulls, waterfowl species, and occasional songbird or shorebird here and there. Itinerary: We will cover Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach; then two options depending on the latest bird reports: one, finish at Plumb Beach a mile east; or 2) west along Brighton Beach to Coney Island. Depending on time, we may visit Coney…

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The New York State Waterfowl Count in Prospect Park.

January 15, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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This outing will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. Leader: Tina Alleva Participate in a citizen science project: the annual New York State Waterfowl count. We will be counting waterfowl on the lakes and waterways in the park. Info: https://nybirds.org/ProjWaterfowl.htm All levels and ages are welcome. No registration necessary. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Please bring binoculars if you have them. A limited number of binoculars will be available to loan.

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