Winter 2013-2014 Schedule
We hope these guidelines will facilitate the registration process in the fairest possible way.
The registrar and information source for each trip is listed at the end of the trip description.
Grand Army plaza Stranahan Statue: http://tinyurl.com/PPStraent
Bartel Pritchard Square entrance: http://tinyurl.com/PPBPent
Plaza St/ Union St Warren Statue: http://tinyurl.com/PPWarren
Saturday, December 7th Jones Beach/Point Lookout, Long Beach
Leader: Steve Nanz
Focus: Winter species, sparrows, dunes species, waterbirds, shorebirds, raptors
Car fee: $25.00
Registrar: Heidi Steiner-Nanz, email (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-718-369-2116 before 8PM
Registration period: Nov 26th - Dec 5th
Saturday, December 14th, 114th Christmas Bird Census
Teams Coordinator: Mary Eyster email email@example.com
Compiler: Rick Cech, assisted by Paul Keim
Comments: Teams' Coordinator Mary Eyster assigns trip leaders and team participants and establishes starting points with team leaders. Please call as early as possible for participation in this great event. Time is needed to plan and figure out the details.
The count dinner is held at the Prospect Park Audubon Center (Boathouse). Help and assistance is needed for dinner setup; this year's coordinator is Heidi Steiner-Nanz. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Saturday, December 21st "Winter Wildcard"
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Quality birds and locations determined by the week's reports; otherwise, seasonal winter birds.
Car fee: To be determined
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird@aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Registration period: Dec 10th - Dec 19th
Wednesday, January 1st, "New Year's celebration of birds in Prospect Park"
Meet 9:00 am at Bartel Pritchard park entrance
Leader: Peter Dorosh, text leader at 347-622-3559 in case of inclement weather
Saturday, January 4th Coney Island Walk
No registration necessary. Meet 8 am Dunkin Donuts by the main door of the Stillwell Avenue and Surf Avenue/Coney Island subway station street entrance.
Leader: Mike Yuan text or call 917- 647-3396 in case of inclement weather
Focus: Gulls, sea ducks, duck species, possible alcids, usual winter passerines
Saturday, January 11th Croton Point State Park
Leader: Paul Keim
Focus: wintering Bald Eagles, raptors, freshwater waterfowl, winter passerines, potential rare visitors
Car fee: $30.00 unless by Metro North train, then individual train fare
Registrar: Paul Keim 718-875-1151
Registration period: Dec 31st - Jan. 9th
Saturday, January 18th Wallkill NWR, near Hamburg, New Jersey
Leader: Rob Bate
Focus: Raptors, late afternoon observation period for diurnal, crepuscular grassland species
Car fee: $35.00
Registrar: Monica Berger, email (preferred) email@example.com or call home phone 718 857-2714 before 9PM
Registration period: Jan. 7th - Jan .16th
Note: this trips starts 9:30AM, returns late evening
Date TBD: The NY State Waterfowl count, Mid January
Note: Date not yet announced officially, but beginning in 2009, the count always begins the Saturday just before Martin Luther King Day, which is the third Monday in January. Proposed target count date for Region 10 (Long Island) is Sunday, January 19th.
For more information at end of this year 2013, contact Region 10 (Long Island) Coordinator: Ron Bourque, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Focus: water birds and ducks survey of Brooklyn and Queens west locations
Contact for team setup: Peter Dorosh, Email Prosbird@aol.com or TEXT Message 347-622-3559
Sunday, January 26th Waterfowl of the Jamaica Bay region
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Focus: Primarily duck species, with other species along the way in the bay and ocean side
Car fee: $12.00
Registrar: Peter Dorosh, email (preferred) email@example.com or text message to 1-347-622-3559
Registration period: Jan. 14th - Jan. 23rd
Saturday, February 1st Edward Forsythe NWR "Brigantine" & Barnegat Light, mid coast New Jersey
Leader: Tom Preston
Focus: Residing Winter ducks & waterfowl, hardy shorebirds, variety of raptors, possible alcids, and typical passerines found in this season, potential RBA species
Car fee: suggested $45.00
Registrar: JoAnn Preston, email (preferred) firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-718-344-8420 before 9PM
Registration period: Jan. 21st - Jan. 30th
Saturday, February 15th, Winter Waterfowl Photography Trip
Trip Leader: Rusty Harold
Car Fee: To be determined by leader
Focus: photography of winter waterfowl
Registrar: Rusty Harold, email (preferred) email@example.com or call 1-347-899-1287 before 9PM
Registration period: Feb. 4th - Feb.13th
Note: Location(s) will be announced by leader during registration; Recommended to bring: tripod and your longest lens
Sunday, February 16th Prospect Park during the Great Backyard Bird Count
Meet 8 am at Grand Army Plaza park entrance "Stranahan "Statue
Leader: Dennis Hrehowsik
Note: In case of inclement weather, call or text Dennis 1-347-981-5361; walk participants should submit observations to the above link "Submit your bird checklist "
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