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Brooklyn Bird Club

December 2020

First Sunday Prospect Park Walk

December 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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We are excited to announce we are resuming our First Sunday walks with COVID-19 protocols in place. Leaders: Paul Keim We are requiring participants to register in advance. Each walk is strictly limited to 12 participants to allow for adequate social distancing. Walk-ups will NOT be permitted. Masks which cover nose and mouth will be required to be worn at all times. The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. REGISTRATION:  Registration is by email only,…

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Coney Island Region

December 12

Leader:  Dennis Hrehowsik Participants strictly limited to 8 to allow for social distancing.  Current club members will receive priority. Focus: coastal species, gulls, ducks Registrar:  Dennis Hrehowsik   email deepseagangster@gmail.com Registration Period: December 6th-December 10th Time and meeting place will be provided upon registration. Please note there will be no car pooling for this trip due to COVID-19 protocols. Participants can use public transportation or come in their own car. Masks which cover nose and mouth will be required to be worn at all…

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121st Brooklyn Christmas Bird Count

December 19

http://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count The great annual winter event that champions community 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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January 2021

First Sunday Prospect Park Walk

January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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We are excited to announce we are resuming our First Sunday walks with COVID-19 protocols in place. Leaders: BBC Member We are requiring participants to register in advance. Each walk is strictly limited to 12 participants to allow for adequate social distancing. Walk-ups will NOT be permitted. Masks which cover nose and mouth will be required to be worn at all times. The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. REGISTRATION:  Registration is by email only,…

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Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens

January 9, 2021

Leader:  Ryan Goldberg Participants strictly limited to 8 to allow for social distancing.  Current club members will receive priority. Focus: Ducks and waterfowl, gulls, winter passerines, raptors Registrar: Ryan Goldberg  email ryan.goldberg@gmail.com  Registration Period: January 3rd -January 7th Time and meeting place will be provided upon registration. Please note there will be no car pooling for this trip due to COVID-19 protocols. Participants can use public transportation or come in their own car. Masks which cover nose and mouth will be required to…

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The Grassland Bird Trust with Laurie LaFond & Paloma Spina

January 19, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqdO6pqD8sHtCyrrnUYN6zmh3f2wxN4phY Grasslands are the fastest disappearing habitat in the U.S. and grassland birds are disappearing right along with their habitats. We have lost 700 million grassland birds in the U.S. and Canada over the last 50 years. Short-eared owls, Northern harriers, Upland sandpipers, Eastern meadowlarks, and other iconic bird species are vanishing from rural landscapes at an alarming rate. Learn about these amazing grassland birds and find out more about what Grassland Bird…

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February 2021

Mid-winter in Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach

February 6, 2021

Leader:  Peter Dorosh Participants strictly limited to 8 to allow for social distancing.  Current club members will receive priority. Focus: Sea ducks, grebes and gulls, possible alcids, general waterfowl Registrar: Peter Dorosh email Prosbird@aol.com or Prosbird@Gmail.com Registration Period: January 31st -February 4th Note: There may be an option to try Coney Island depending on time and weather. Time and meeting place will be provided upon registration. Please note there will be no car pooling for this trip due to COVID-19 protocols. Participants can use public…

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First Sunday Prospect Park Walk

February 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Prospect Park: Audubon Center, Prospect Park Audubon Center
Brooklyn, NY 11225 United States
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We are excited to announce we are resuming our First Sunday walks with COVID-19 protocols in place. Leaders: BBC Member We are requiring participants to register in advance. Each walk is strictly limited to 12 participants to allow for adequate social distancing. Walk-ups will NOT be permitted. Masks which cover nose and mouth will be required to be worn at all times. The Sunday walks will start at The Audubon Center at the Boathouse. REGISTRATION:  Registration is by email only,…

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Save the Choco with James Muchmore

February 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via zoom, registration required. Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvc-ytrTgiH9YnVo0B8OLxSvNCyfSSldmM “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…

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March 2021

Washington Square Park Eco Projects with Georgia Silvera Seamans

March 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkfu-hrzMrEtByknk5Chj5niC0XaWLbhYU Georgia Silvera Seamans is an urban forester, and the co-founding director of Washington Square Park Eco Projects. Georgia is also an independent researcher and freelance writer. She has bylines with UrbanOmnibus.net, Audubon.com, and Audubon Magazine, and her research has been published in Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and the Journal of Arboriculture. She’s an alumna of Wesleyan University, the Yale School of the Environment, and UC Berkeley. Georgia will present the changing ecology of…

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April 2021

Audubon Mural Project: A Virtual Walking Tour with Leigh Hallingby

April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Via Zoom, Registration required. Please register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcrc-GvqDsoEtPNZYdUq0A6Lmg1SK2YLPiK The Audubon Mural Project is an impressive effort to create murals of over 300 North American birds. Most of the murals are in the Harlem neighborhoods of Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights, where John James Audubon lived the last ten years of his life. Since all of the birds painted are threatened by climate change, the Project is designed, not only to display the birds’ beauty, but also to make us aware of the…

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