Field Trip schedule 2016 – 2017

To register for a field trip

  • First read the Field Trip information
  • Contact the registrar for that field trip. If you are unable to contact the designated registrar, contact lsnytrips@linnaeannewyork.org
    Note: When registering put the trip’s date and location in your email.
  • Look for changes to the trip schedule, in red text

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As a courtesy, we have a short list of field trips at other organizations.

— Field Trips 2016—

Saturday August 20

Jamaica Bay 23RD Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk
Leader: Sean Sime — seansime@seansime.com or 917-324-2735
Registration opens: August 8
Public transportation

Sunday August 22

Doodletown
Leader: Paul Keim

Trip Field Notes

Sunday August 28

Eastern Long Island Summer Specialties & Ocean Watch
Leader: Doug Futuyma
Registrar: Lenore Swenson — lenoreswenson@gmail.com or 212-533-9567
Registration opens: Monday August 1
Ride: $40

Tuesdays, September 6, 13, 20, & 27

Central Park
Leader: Richard Lieberman — information only rlieberman8@nyc.rr.com or 212-772-3496
No registration: Public transportation
Meet at Central Park West and 72nd Street at 7:30 am

Black-capped Chickadee, Central Park 3/23/2016 © Sherry Felix
Baltimore Oriole, Central Park
5/9/2016 © Sherry Felix

Sunday, September 11

Fort Tilden
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Sandra Maury — sandramaury39@gmail.com or 212-874-8441
Registration opens: Monday, August 29
Ride: $15

Trip Field Notes

Saturday, September 24

Hook Mountain Hawk Watch
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Miriam Rakowski — miriamrakowski@hotmail.com or 212-749-7376
Registration opens: Monday, September 12
Ride: $25

Trip Field Notes

Saturday, October 1

Alley Pond Park
Leader: Alan Drogin
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, September 19
Ride: $15

Trip Field Notes

Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 18, & 25

Central Park
Leader: Richard Lieberman — information only rlieberman8@nyc.rr.com or 212-772-3496
No registration: Public transportation
Meet at Central Park West and 72nd Street at 7:30 am

White-breasted Nuthatch, Central Park 3/23/2016 © Sherry Felix
White-breasted Nuthatch, Central Park 3/23/2016 © Sherry Felix

Sunday, October 9

Staten Island Conference House Park / Mount Loretto
Leader: Howard Fischer
Registrar: Judy Rabi — jsrabi@verizon.net or 917-658-1832
Registration opens: Monday, September 26
Ride: $20

Trip Field Notes

Saturday, October 15

Floyd Bennett Field
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Monica Berger— monicabergerbklyn@gmail.com or 718-857-2714
Registration opens: Monday, October 3
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Trip Field Notes

Sunday, October 16

4th Annual Starr Saphir Memorial Fall Migration Walk, Central Park
Leader: Lenore Swenson — information only lenoreswenson@gmail.com or 212-533-9567
No registration
Public transportation
Meet at Central Park West and 103rd Street at 7:30 am

Saturday, October 22

Randall’s Island
Leader: Alan Drogin
Registrar: Miriam Rakowski — miriamrakowski@hotmail.com or 212-749-7376
Registration opens: Monday, October 10
Ride: $10 or public transportation

Trip Field Notes

Saturday, October 29

New Jersey Hotspots
Leader: Robert Machover
Registrar: Karen Asakawa avocet501@gmail.com or 347-306-0690
Registration opens: Monday, October 17
Ride: $40

Trip Field Notes

Sunday, November 6

Prospect Park in November
Leader: Peter Dorosh — information only prosbird@aol.com
No registration
Public transportation: F Train to 15th Street Station, Prospect Park. Meet at the Bartel Pritchard entrance at 8 am

Trip Field Notes

Saturday, November 19 now Saturday, November 26

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, November 7
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Trip Field Notes

Saturday, December 3

Massapequa, Capri Pond, Coastal Areas
Leader: Gabriel Willow
Registrar: Louise Fraza — louisefraza@yahoo.com or 212-534-6182
Registration opens: Monday, November 21
Ride: $35

Trip Field Notes

Wednesday, December 14, 2016, to Sunday, January 5, 2017— Christmas Bird Count Period
Collared Lizard, 2012 © Alan Messer
Collared Lizard, 2012 © Alan Messer

— Field Trips 2017 —

Sunday, January 8 Now January 14 — Rain date January 15

Jones Beach
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Miriam Rakowski — miriamrakowski@hotmail.com or 212-749-7376
Registration opens: Monday, December 26, 2016
Ride: $25

Saturday, January 21

Woodpecker sp. © Alan Messer
Sora, 2012 © Alan Messer

Croton Point Park
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, January 9
Public transportation

Saturday, January 28

Pelham Bay Park
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman — ellenh33@icloud.com or 917-903-3486
Registration opens: Monday, January 16
Ride: $15

Saturday, February 4 — Rain date February 5

Coney Island Creek to Coney Island Pier
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Regina Ryan — reginaryan@reginaryanbooks.com or 212-787-5589
Registration opens: Monday, January 23
Public transportation

Saturday, February 11

Central Park Winter Bird Walk 1
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Nancy O`Keefe — jessbird123@gmail.com or 212-734-9225
Registration opens:  Monday, January 30
Public transportation

Saturday, March 4

Central Park Winter Bird Walk 2
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Mathews — redkatamat@gmail.com or (650)-823-1239 (changed)
Registration opens: Monday, February 20
Public transportation

Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Randall’s Island 6/26/2011 © Barbara Saunders
Yellow-crowned Night Heron, Randall’s Island
6/26/2011 © Barbara Saunders

Saturday, March 25

Brooklyn South Coastal Birding
Leader: Peter Dorsh
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, March 13
Ride: $20

Saturday, April 1

Staten Island Greenbelt
Leader: Howard Fischer
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, March 20
Ride: $20

Tuesdays, April 4, 11, 18, & 25

Central Park
Leader: Richard Lieberman — information only rlieberman8@nyc.rr.com or 212-772-3496
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at Central Park West and 72nd Street at 7:30 am

Saturday, April 15

Prospect Park in April
Leader: John Suggs (Not Peter Dorosh as listed in the printed Schedule of Events)
Registrar: Dale Dancis — ddancis@gmail.com or 212-724-3269
Registration opens: Monday, April 3
Public transportation

Saturday, April 30 now Sunday, April 30

New Jersey Hotspots
Leader: Robert Machover
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, April 17
Ride: $40

Black-capped Chickadee, Central Park 3/23/2016 © Sherry Felix
Black-capped Chickadee, Central Park
3/23/2016 © Sherry Felix

Tuesdays, May 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30

Central Park
Leader: Richard Lieberman — information only
rlieberman8@nyc.rr.com
or 212-772-3496
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at Central Park West and 72nd Street at 7:30 am

Friday, May 5 Canceled

5TH Annual Starr Saphir Memorial Spring Migration Walk

The Friday, May 5, 2017 Starr Saphir Memorial Walk in Central Park, led by Lenore Swenson, is cancelled because of rain and storms. 
Leader: Lenore Swenson — information only
lenoreswenson@gmail.com or 212-533-9567
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at Central Park West and 81st Street at 7:30 am

Saturday, April 22 — Rain date April 23 now Saturday, May 6

Pine Barrens for Early Spring Butterflies and More
Leader: Rick Cech
Registrar: Sandra Maury — sandramaury39@gmail.com or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Monday, April 10
Ride: $45

Saturday, May 6 now Sunday, May 7

Great Swamp NWR & Scherman-Hoffman Sanctuary
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Barbara Saunders — bsaunders002@nyc.rr.com or 646-872-4029
Registration opens: Monday, April 24
Ride: $30

Saturday, May 13, and Sunday, May 14 — Great Gull Island Birdathon

Friday, May 12

Riverside Park Drip Sit
Leader: Jeff Nulle — information only 212-864-4703
Leader: Ken Chaya — information only  646-852-1091
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at the drip in the park, just south of 119th Street tennis courts.
Arrive and leave any time between 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Some chairs provided.

Saturday, May 13 now Sunday, May 14

Killdeer on nest, 2011© Alan Messer
Killdeer on nest, 2011© Alan Messer

Bashakill Marsh and Environs
Leader: John Haas
Registrar: Dale Dancis — ddancis@gmail.com or 212-724-3269
Registration opens: Monday, May 1
Ride: $45

Saturday, May 20 — Rain date, May 21

Doodletown
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, May 8
Ride: $30

Sunday, June 4

Eastern Long Island Spring Specialties
Leader: Eric Salzman
Registrar: Regina Ryan 212-787-5589. Now Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 646-306-9731
Registration opens: Monday, May 22
Ride: $40

Saturday, June 10 — Rain date, June 11

Ward Pound Ridge for Butterflies
Leader: Rick Cech
Registrar: Lenore Swenson — lenoreswenson@gmail.com or 212-533-9567
Registration opens: Monday, May 29
Ride: $30

Purple Martins at their nest © Alan Messer
Purple Martins at their nest © Alan Messer

Saturday, July 8

Staten Island Nesting Birds – Purple Martins Plus
Leader: Howard Fischer
Registrar: Karen Asakawa — avocet501@gmail.com or 347-306-0690
Registration opens: Monday, June 26
Ride: $20

Thursday, July 27

Orienteering in Central Park
Leader: Sherry Felix — information only
info@linnaeannewyork.org or 212-255-0138
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at the northeast corner of 77th Street and Central Park West at 6:30 pm
Full details in Summer Programs.

Saturday, July 29

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman — ellenh33@icloud.com or 917-903-3486
Registration opens: Monday, July 17
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Wednesday, August 9 August 23

Central Park for Bats, Crickets, and Katydids
Leader: Paul Keim
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at Central Park West and 103rd Street at 7:30 pm
Bring flashlight and insect repellent.
Full details in Summer Programs.

Saturday, August 19

Jamaica Bay 24RD Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk
Leader: Sean Sime — seansime@seansime.com or 917-324-2735
Registration opens: August 8
Public transportation

Saturday, August 26

Central Park Horticultural Walk
Leader: Regina Alvarez
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at northeast corner of 77th Street and Central Park now 103rd Street and CPW
Full details in Summer Programs.

— Long Field Trips 2017 —