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Brooklyn Bird Club

December 2019

120th Kings County Christmas Bird Count

December 14

http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count The great annual winter event that champions citizen science. It is the longest voluntary bird census on the North American continent. Started in 1909 as a protest against the “holiday side hunts” for the largest kill collection by hunters, ornithologist Frank K. Chapman organized the census with twenty-seven of his friends and volunteers to count birds; twenty-five Christmas Bird Counts were held that day, tallying 90 species and garnering much media attention. Since then the Christmas Bird Count has…

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

December 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

December 28 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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January 2020

2020 “A Breezy New Year”

January 1, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet 9:00 am in front of the Target Store 1598 Flatbush Ave (and Avenue H) https://goo.gl/maps/AeiKtyvhxgqX94JY7 Leader: Peter Dorosh Focus: A long casual walk along the beach for new coastal species of 2020 Itinerary: We will pick up the Q35 bus at Target Store near Brooklyn College; taking it to Fort Tilden, we will walk a long westward beach hike (approximately 7.5 mile round trip) to Breezy Point and back with a celebratory spirited mind-set.  

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

January 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Canarsie Park, South Brooklyn

January 5, 2020

Leader: Rob Jett Focus: Winter field and woodland birds, raptors, waterfowl Car fee: $10.00 Registrar: Michael Yuan email mjyuan@gmail.com Registration Period: Dec 28th – Jan 2nd

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Coney Island, Brooklyn

January 11, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Stillwell Avenue Dunkin Donuts, 1243 Surf Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11224
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Meet 8:30 am inside the Dunkin Donuts on the corner of Surf Ave and Stillwell Ave (train entrance) Leader: Linda Ewing Focus: Sea &, bay water ducks and other waterfowl; beach species Registrar (for weather alerts): Adelia Harrison email honeywood5@yahoo.com Registration Period: Jan 4th – Jan 9th Note: please submit your cell phone numbers upon registration.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

January 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Sandy Hook National Seashore, Atlantic Highlands, NJ

January 18, 2020

Leader: Tom Stephenson Focus: Gulls and ducks, coastal passerines, open dunes species, winter woods Car Fee: $25.00 Registrar:  Peter Dorosh Prosbird@aol.com or Prosbird@gmail.com Registration Period: Jan 11th – Jan 16th Note: trip caps at 16 participants

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

January 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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The Galapagos: Home of Evolution Presented by Bobbi Manian and Tom Stephenson

January 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Note: This meeting will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library, Central Branch Six hundred miles off the coast of mainland Ecuador sit a chain of volcanic islands that are home to a range of fascinating and unique animals. Because of its isolation, the Galapagos has served as a workshop in evolution. The slight variation of some of the birds from island to island triggered the imagination of Charles Darwin, which led him to develop his world-changing theory of evolution.…

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Croton Point State Park, NY

January 25, 2020

Leader: Mike Yuan Trip synopsis: Croton Point Park by public transportation.  Participants will meet at Grand Central Terminal to take Metro North to Croton-Harmon station.  After the walk, warm up at the Green Growler Taproom, adjacent to the train station, for beers and snacks before heading back. Focus: winter resident eagles, raptors, waterfowl, open grassland and brush species                                                                                 Metro-north train fare: round trip about $22.50 Registrar:  Janet Schumacher  email janets33@optonline.net Registration Period: Jan 18th  – Jan 23rd

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

January 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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February 2020

Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

February 1, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

February 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

February 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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How to Take Better Photos of Birds

February 18, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Birds make beautiful pictures. And photos can be useful in making tough IDs and also serve as memories of great experiences. But birds can be very difficult to photograph well. This workshop covers everything you need to know to make great, sharp bird photos. We will cover camera basics, how to set up for different conditions, advanced tips and tricks for the field; and also the importance of post-processing and how to make a good photo look professional. Tom Stephenson's articles and photographs are in museums and…

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

February 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

February 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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March 2020

Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

March 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

March 14, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

March 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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The Ins and Outs of eBird Presented by Sean Sime

March 24, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brooklyn Public Library Central Branch, 10 Grand Army Plaza
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Join Sean Sime, a Kings County eBird moderator, who will be letting us know a bit about what eBird is and how it works. The direction of this meeting depends on YOU! Submit your eBird inquiries and questions here, or in writing at the January and February meetings. Your inquiries will be discussed and answered by Sean on this date.  

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

March 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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April 2020

Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

April 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

April 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

April 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

April 25, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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May 2020

Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

May 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

May 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

May 16, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Save the Choco, Presented by James Muchmore (rescheduled)

May 19, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Prospect Park Zoo, Prospect Park Zoo
Brooklyn, 11225
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"Save the Choco" was our beneficiary of our 2019 Birdathon, for which we raised a record amount of over $12,000. Join us to learn a bit more about "Save the Chocó" and the impact our donations from the 2019 Birdathon have made to protect this important bio-diverse region of South America. James Muchmore is an artist, birder, designer, and photographer turned conservationist. James has been exploring design's role within conservation for the last 5 years. He has put his years…

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

May 23, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

May 30, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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June 2020

Prospect Park: Birdwatching for Beginners

June 6, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until June 6, 2020

Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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Leader: Cyrus Baty Birdwatching for Beginners meets at the Prospect Park Audubon Center at The Boathouse at 12 noon. Bring binoculars if you have them; otherwise, binoculars are available for loan.

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