Biking & Birding



Did you know that May is National Bike Month? Read about it at www.bikeleague.org/content/national-bike-month, and get into the cycling spirit with Gabriel Willow and NYC Audubon this spring. Explore the wild side of these great New York City spots from your bike!

Bring lunch, H2O, binoculars if you got 'em–and your bicycle. Each trip is limited to 15. $39 (27)

 

CLOVE LAKES PARK AND SILVER LAKE PARK, STATEN ISLAND

Palm Warbler © Steve NanzPalm Warbler © Steve Nanz

Saturday, May 3, 9am-2pm

Meet at the Staten Island ferry, manhattan side. Journey to the borough of Staten Island to discover some of its best birding spots. Look for ducks and seabirds in New York Harbor on the ferry and then bike to Staten Island's premier "migrant traps," Clove Lakes and Silver Lake parks.

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PROSPECT PARK AND GREEN-WOOD CEMETERY, BROOKLYN

Monk Parakeets © Francois PortmannMonk Parakeets © Francois Portmann

Friday, May 16, 9am-1pm

Meet at the Grand Army Plaza Arch. May is Bike Month. To celebrate, get back on your bike! Tour Prospect Park, an Important Bird Area, and Green-Wood Cemetery, home to nesting parakeets. A gentle ride of moderate distance with some hills.

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JAMAICA BAY

Tree Swallow © Steve NanzTree Swallow © Steve NanzThursday, May 22, 9am-2pm

Meet at Grand Army Plaza. Bike your way through Brooklyn neighborhoods and along scenic greenways to Jamaica Bay, to look for migrant shorebirds as well as breeding egrets, oystercatchers, and more. This is a 16-mile trip; return by subway from Broad Channel.

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