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 — date 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 Changed to 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 Dorosh
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 22 — Rain date April 23

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, April 29

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

5TH Annual Starr Saphir Memorial Spring Migration Walk
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, May 6

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
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at the drip in the park, just south of 119th Street tennis courts.
Arrive and leave any time betwen 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.  Some chairs provided.

Saturday, May 13

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 — reginaryan@reginaryanbooks.com or 212-787-5589
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

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
Full details in Summer Programs.

— Long Field Trips 2017 —