Bird and Nature Walks

Bird and Nature Walks

All walks are free, donations are welcome.

Brookfield Park
Wednesday, January 8, 10am
Join us as we search for wintering raptors and waterfowl as we walk around the grasslands and salt creeks in one of our newest parks. Meet in the parking lot off Arthur Kill Road, opposite Brookfield Ave.

Conference House Park
Wednesday, January 15, 10am
We will search the waters of Raritan Bay for waterfowl, and the woods for hardy wintering songbirds in New York State’s southernmost park.  Meet outside the Visitor’s Center at Satterlee St. and Hylan Blvd.

Great Kills Park
Wednesday, January 29, 10am
We return to Great Kills Park, to continue our search for wintering waterfowl, open country birds and other interesting things. Meet at the north end of the big parking lot (about ¾-mile in from Hylan Blvd.)

Wolfe’s Pond Park
Wednesday, February 12, 10am
We will search the pond and adjacent Raritan Bay for wintering waterfowl, gulls, etc. If time permits, a side trip to Lemon Creek Park may be in order. Meet in the main parking lot, near the Parks Dept. building.

Mount Loretto Unique Area
Wednesday, February 26, 10am
Come search for wintering raptors hunting over the fields, in addition to waterfowl and possibly seals in Raritan Bay.  Meet at the DEC parking lot off Hylan Blvd., across Hylan Blvd. from the CYO.

South Beach/Fort Wadsworth
Wednesday, March 11, 10am
Search for wintering harbor seals off South Beach and Fort Wadsworth, where they have been seen in increasing numbers in recent years. Birds will also be noted. Meet in the parking lot with the dolphin fountain off Father Capodanno Blvd.

Clove Lakes Park
Wednesday, March 25, 10am
A walk through the park should yield late wintering songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and, with a little luck, a few early spring migrants. Meet on the Martling Ave. bridge.

High Rock Park
Wednesday, April 8, 10 am
High Rock is a well-known bird magnet. Join us as we search for early spring arrivals, including eastern phoebe, pine and palm warblers, rusty blackbird, and others. Meet in the parking lot at the top of Nevada Ave.

Wolfe’s Pond Park and Lemon Creek
Wednesday, April 22, 10am
Wolfe’s Pond and its surrounding woodlands, combined with its proximity to Raritan Bay make it one of Staten Island’s premiere birding localities. Osprey, blue-winged teal and a variety of warblers are all possibilities. Meet in the main parking lot in front of the Parks Department