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Brooklyn Bird Club

June 2023

Under the Sun for Breeding Terns and Shorebirds at Nickerson Beach

June 3

Leader: Tom Stephenson Participant limit: 16 members Focus: Nickerson Beach is prime territory for a diversity of shorebirds and particularly terns. The wide open beach remarkably attracts many beach species. Historically, Nickerson Beach boasts 134 species for sightings in June ( https://ebird.org/hotspot/L508149?m=6&yr=all&changeDate=) Registrar: Marisa Wohl marisaw@earthlink.net Registration Period: May 28th-June 1st Notes: Bring lunch, sun hat, sunscreen, plenty of water and a scope if you have one. The walk is flat on the beach. This carpool trip will leave early, likely…

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First Sunday Bird Outings

June 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until June 4, 2023

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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These outings will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. Leader: Paul Keim, Brooklyn Bird Club 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. All are welcome. No registration necessary. Please bring binoculars. Route Description: This outing is at an easy pace with stops to observe birds. A different route…

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Jamaica Bay’s Breeding Birds and Butterflies

June 10

Leader:  Peter Dorosh Registrar: Peter Dorosh Prosbird@gmail.com or Prosbird@aol.com Registration period: June 4th-8th Focus: 200 species of birds is the historical record for June birds at JBWR; we'll focus on a casual journey to enjoy birds settled in their nests and breeding territories. Furthermore, we'll look for butterflies along the way. Bring your camera! Notes: Expect a good amount of walking, approximately 4 miles; bring a scope if you have one. This is a carpool trip. Members get priority. If…

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July 2023

An Insect Walk in Brooklyn Bridge Park

July 1

Birds are beautiful, but insects may be even cooler. And they’re certainly more abundant. Join for a two hour walk led by naturalist Matthew Wills. https://matthewwills.com/ Be sure to sign up early, as we’re limiting the walk to 18 people. Club members have priority. Leader: Matthew Wills Registration: Registration is by email only to: Peter Dorosh, Prosbird@gmail.com or prosbird@aol.com Registration period: June 25th-June 29th Current club members will receive priority. Each person must register individually; you may not register additional…

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July 15

Leader: Peter Dorosh Participant limit: 12 Focus: early season migrating and breeding shorebirds, water birds, marsh species, and coastal songbirds Registrar: Prosbird@gmail.com or prosbird@aol.com Registration Period: July 9th-July 13th. Car pool fee: $12 Itinerary: This car pool trip will visit locations frequented by shorebirds along Jamaica Bay locales starting with Plumb Beach; likely, in clockwise order afterwards, also visiting Chisholm State Park, Jamaica Bay Refuge and Fort Tilden Gateway unit (with beach fishing permit.) This is a marathon all day…

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August 2023


August 19

Leader: Tom Stephenson Participant limit: 16 Focus: peak wave of shorebirds and water birds, marsh species. Registrar: Prosbird@gmail.com or prosbird@aol.com Registration Period: August 13th-August 17th. Note: Current club members and drivers will receive priority. Each person must register individually; you may not register additional participants. Shorebird reference: http://migratoryshorebirdproject.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/PFSS_shorebird-ID-slides.pdf Notes: The East pond is the primary birding location before the late high tide which for this day occurs at 10:45 am. Prepare for a long day under potentially hot sun. Bring…

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