Events & Adventures
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Urban Oasis for McGolrick Park
Be a Good Egg Beach Outreach
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays, July 1-July 24
Orchard Beach in Pelham Bay, Beach 59th and Beach 116th in the Rockaways
Volunteers are needed for the Be a Good Egg program! We are planning fun craft and outreach activities for all ages from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays this summer at Orchard Park in Pelham Bay and Beach 116th in the Rockaways. Please see our schedule below for more details.
For more information about Be a Good Egg please visit www.goodeggnjny.org and take the pledge to help protect nesting shorebirds.
All dates are 10am-4pm
Beach 116th Street in the Rockaways
- Tuesdays, July 1, July 8, July 29
- Thursdays, July 3, July 17, July 24
- Saturdays, July 19, August 2
- Sunday, July 27
- Tuesdays, July 15, July 22
- Thursdays, July 10, July 31
- Saturdays, July 5, July 26
- Sundays, July 20, August 3
Piping Plover Day at Beach 59th Street in the Rockaways
- Sunday, July 6
Fort Tilden Beach Cleanup
Saturday, August 2, 9-11am
With NYC H20 and National Park Service
Come join us for a volunteer beach cleanup of Fort Tilden beach in the Rockaways with NYC H2O and the National Park Service. Protected shore birds like American oystercatchers and piping plovers lay their eggs in the sand so a beach rake machine can't be used to clean the beach. Help clean the shore and learn about the variety of shorebirds that make their home on our beaches. Gloves, garbage bags, and water will be provided. You are encouraged to bring your own waterbottle to use.
Project Safe Flight Fall 2014
There are many ways to participate in Project Safe Flight! Volunteers can monitor buildings weekly for window collisions (September 1-November 1); pick up injured birds and transport them to the Wild Bird Fund (as needed); participate in our Tribute in Light monitoring event on Sept. 11; and more. The next training dates for these Project Safe Flight activities are below:
When: Tuesday, August 19 and Thursday, August 21, from 6-7pm
Where: NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523
Tribute in Light Monitoring
With the Municipal Art Society
UPDATED! When: Tuesday, September 2, from 6-7pm
Where:NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street, Suite 1523
Injured Bird Transporting
With the Wild Bird Fund
When: Date TBA
Where: The Wild Bird Fund, 565 Columbus Avenue,New York,NY 10024 (between 87th and 88th Streets)
International Coastal Cleanup 2014
The International Coastal Cleanup is a multi-state effort to improve coastline habitat. We will be returning to the beach at North Channel Bridge this fall, an area used by species like the American Oystercatcher. North Channel Bridge is close to the Harbor Heron Islands, the newly restored Elder Marsh, and the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Help us clear the beach and raise awareness of the importance of coastal areas to birdlife!
Equipment, refreshments, and transportation from Manhattan are provided. To see a report of last year's International Coastal Cleanup, you can visit this page on the Ocean Conservancy website.
The bus will depart from the NYC Audubon office @ 71 West 23rd Street on at 9am. Seats are limited, so reservations are first-come, first-served: please let us know if you want a seat when you email your RSVP! There is also public transportation available to Broad Channel, ask us for details.
To read more about NYC Audubon's conservation efforts, click here.
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