Field Trip schedule 2017 – 2018

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
  • When registering put the trip’s date and location in your email.
  • Look for changes to the trip schedule, in red text

Join the Linnaean Society of New York to receive our Schedule of Events booklet and members’ privileges

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

First three events are from the old 2016-2017 Scehdule:

Wednesday, August 9 August 23

Central Park for Bats, Crickets, and Katydids
Leader: Paul Keim
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at 103rd Street and Central Park West 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 77th Street and Central Park Correction: 103rd Street and Central Park West at 10:00 am
Full details in Summer Programs.

— Field Trips 2017—

Tuesdays, September 5, 12, 19, & 26

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2017 (Photo) © Sherry Felix
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2017 (Photo) © Sherry Felix

Central Park

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

Satuday, September 9

Fort Tilden 1
Leader: Gordon Lam
Registrar: Lori Lam — glam@nyc.rr.com or 646-673-5418
Registration opens: Monday, August 28
Ride: $15

September 13 to September 20, 2017

Pine Ridge, Nebraska, and Black Hills, South Dakota
Leader: Rick Wright
Registrar: Louise Fraza louisefraza@yahoo.com or 212-534-6182
Registration now closed, but this trip is included in the list of September field trips.
Some specialty birds of these areas include: Sharp-tailed Grouse, McCown’s Longspur, Ferruginous Hawk, and many more.
Trip starts in Denver. Further description of itinerary can be obtained by contacting the registrar.

Saturday, September 16

Alley Pond Park
Leader: Alan Drogin
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, September 4
Ride: $15

Saturday, September 23

Hook Mountain Hawk Watch
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Barbara Saunders — bsaunders002@nyc.rr.com or 646-872-4029
Registration opens: Monday, September 11
Ride: $25

Tuesdays, October 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31

Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2014 © Alan Messer
Red-breasted Nuthatch, 2014 © Alan Messer

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

Saturday, October 7

Randall’s Island
Leader: Alan Drogin
Registrar: Miriam Rakowski — miriamrakowski@hotmail.com or 212-749-7376
Registration opens: Monday, September 25
Ride: $10 or public transportation

Sunday, October 8

Staten Island Conference House Park & Mount Loretto
Leader: Seth Wollney
Registrar: Judy Rabi — jsrabi@verizon.net or 917-658-1832
Registration opens: Monday, September 25
Ride: $20

Saturday, October 14

Floyd Bennett Field
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Kathleen Toomey — kathleentoomey@gmail.com or 718-436-3494
Registration opens: Monday, October 2
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Sunday, October 15

5TH 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 103rd Street and Central Park West at 7:30 am

Saturday, October 21

Fort Tilden 2
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Pearl Broder — pbroder3@nyc.rr.com or 212-924-0030
Registration opens: Monday, October 9
Ride: $15

Saturday, October 28

New Jersey Hotspots
Leader: Robert Machover
Registrar: Karen Asakawa avocet501@gmail.com or 347-306-0690
Registration opens: Monday, October 16
Ride: $40

Saturday, November 4

South Shores of Jamaica Bay
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, October 23

Sunday, November 5

State Line Park, New Jersey
Leader: Pieter Prall
Registrar: Sandra Maury — sandramaury39@gmail.com or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Monday, October 23
Ride: $20

Saturday, November 11

Prospect Park, Bartel Pritchard Park Entrance
Leader: Steve Nanz
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, October 30
F train to the 15th Street – Prospect Park station
Meet at the Bartel Pritchard entrance at 8:00 am

Saturday, November 18

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Pearl Broder — pbroder3@nyc.rr.com or 212-924-0030
Registration opens: Monday, November 6
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Saturday, December 2

Rye Playland & Environs
Leader: Tom Burke
Registrar: Louise Fraza — louisefraza@yahoo.com or 212-534-6182
Registration opens: Monday, November 20
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Thursday, December 14, 2017, to Friday, January 5, 2018 —
Christmas Bird Count Period
Mallard in Central Park, December 2016 (Digital Art) © Sherry Felix
Mallard in Central Park, December 2016 (Digital Art) © Sherry Felix

— Field Trips 2018 —

Saturday, January 13

Black-throated Gray Warbler, 2017 © Patrick Baglee
Black-throated Gray Warbler, 2017 © Patrick Baglee

Croton Point Park
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, January 1
Public transportation

Saturday, January 20

Jones Beach
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, January 8
Ride: $25

Saturday, January 27

Pelham Bay Park
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Louise Fraza — louisefraza@yahoo.com or 212-534-6182
Registration opens: Monday, January 15
Ride: $15

Monday, January 29, 2018

Registration open for Montauk Weekend February 24–25

Saturday, February 3 — Rain date February 4

Coney Island Creek to Coney Island Pier
Leader: Rob Jett
Registrar: Regina Ryan — reginaryan@reginaryanbooks.com or 212-787-5589
Registration opens: Monday, January 22
Public transportation

Saturday, February 10

Central Park Winter Bird Walk 1
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Nancy O’Keefe — jessbird123@gmail.com or 212-734-9225
Registration opens:  Monday, January 29
Public transportation

Saturday, February 24, to Sunday, February 25

Montauk Weekend
Leader: Joe DiCostanzo
Registrar: Dale Dancis — ddancis@gmail.com or 212-724-3269
Registration opens: Monday, January 29
Ride: $80 – lodging not included

Saturday, March 3

Central Park Winter Bird Walk 2
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Kathleen Mathews — redkatamat@gmail.com or (650)-823-1239
Registration opens: Monday, February 19
Public transportation

Saturday, March 24

Brooklyn South Coastal Birding
Leader: Peter Dorosh
Registrar: Kathleen Howley — kathleenhowley@gmail.com or 212-877-3170
Registration opens: Monday, March 12
Ride: $20

Saturday, April 7

Staten Island Greenbelt
Leader: Seth Wollney
Registrar: Miriam Rakowski — miriamrakowski@hotmail.com or 212-749-7376
Registration opens: Monday, March 26
Ride: $20

Tuesdays, April 3, 10, 17, & 24

Ovenbird, Central Park 2017 (Digital Art) © Sherry Felix
Ovenbird, Central Park 2017 (Digital Art) © Sherry Felix

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

Saturday, April 14

Prospect Park in April
Leader: John Suggs
Registrar: Dale Dancis — ddancis@gmail.com or 212-724-3269
Registration opens: Monday, April 2
Public transportation

Saturday, April 21 Rain Date April 22

Pine Barrens for Early Spring Butterflies & More
Leader: Rick Cech
Registrar: Sandra Maury — sandramaury39@gmail.com or 212-874-4881
Registration opens: Monday, April 9
Ride: $45

Tuesdays, May 1, 8, 15, & 22

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

Friday, May 4

6TH 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 81st Street and Central Park Westat 7:30 am

Saturday, May 12, and Sunday, May 13 —
Great Gull Island Birdathon

Sunday, May 13

Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2014 © Alan Messer
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2014 © Alan Messer

Bashakill Marsh & Environs
Leader: John Haas
Registrar: Dale Dancis — ddancis@gmail.com or 212-724-3269
Registration opens: Monday, April 30
Ride: $45

Saturday, May 19 — Rain date, May 20

Doodletown
Leader: Paul Keim
Registrar: Anne Lazarus — amlazarus47@gmail.com or 212-673-9059
Registration opens: Monday, May 7
Ride: $30

Sunday, June 3

Eastern Long Island Spring Specialties
Leader: Eric Salzman
Registrar: Regina Ryan — reginaryan@reginaryanbooks.com or 212-787-5589
Registration opens: Monday, May 21
Ride: $40

Saturday, June 9 — Rain date, June 10

Ward Pound Ridge for Butterflies
Leader: Rick Cech
Registrar: Lenore Swenson — lenoreswenson@gmail.com or 212-533-9567
Registration opens: Monday, May 28
Ride: $30

Saturday, July 7

Staten Island Nesting Birds – Purple Martins Plus
Leader: Richard Veit
Registrar: Karen Asakawa — avocet501@gmail.com or 347-306-0690
Registration opens: Monday, June 25
Ride: $20

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Orienteering in Central Park
Leader and registrar: Sherry Felix — port4u@nyc.rr.com or 646-339-0138
Registration opens: Monday, July 9
Public transportation
: Meet at 77th Street and Central Park West at 6:00 pm
Please bring an orienteering compass with a transparent plastic plate and download and print the map (PDF).
More details in Summer Programs.

Sunday, July 29

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge
Leader: Richard ZainEldeen
Registrar: Ellen Hoffman — ellenh33@icloud.com or 917-903-3486
Registration opens: Monday, July 16
Ride: $15 or public transportation

Wednesday, August 8

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

Saturday, August 11

Central Park Horticultural Walk
Leader: Regina Alvarez
No registration. Public transportation:
Meet at 103rd Street and Central Park West at 10:00 am
Full details in Summer Programs.

Saturday, August 18

Jamaica Bay 25TH Annual Tom Davis Memorial Shorebird Walk
Leader and registrar: Sean Sime — seansime@seansime.com or 917-324-2735
Registration opens: August 6
Public transportation