Cape Ann Whale Watch Weekend

August 14 – 17, 2014

Guide: Don Riepe, American Littoral Society

Spend three nights in historic Gloucester, MA. Cost: $395.00 per person includes lodging (double occupancy), half day whale watching trip, lobster/seafood dinner, Essex River marsh cruise, canoeing on the Ipswich River, guided hike at nearby state park and a visit to Parker River Wildlife Refuge. This trip is in partnership with NYC Audubon. For questions email:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.

To pay by credit card, click here.  To pay by check, write check to: American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.


9th Annual Shorebird Festival

Saturday, August 23rd, 2014


Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Queens, NY

Join NYC Audubon members and other birders at the annual festival during peak shorebird migration time in NYC. Meet at the Jamaica Bay Refuge visitor center at 7am (for early birders) to hike around the East Pond during the high tide when birds are in greatest numbers along the controlled shorelines. Others can join in at any time during the day. The event is free and open to the general public, however, a small donation would be appreciated to offset expenses.


Schedule of Events:


7:00 - 7:30 am - Coffee and doughnuts available in the picnic area

7:30 - 10:00am - Hike to East Pond (north and south areas) to observe shorebirds

10:00 - 10:20am - Coffee break, registration

10:30 - 11:15am - Introduction: Refuge Issues and Wildlife Management 2014 (Don Riepe)

11:15 - Noon - Shorebird Photography (Lloyd Spitalnik)

Noon - 1:00pm - Lunch (on own)

1:00 - 4:00pm - Hikes to Breezy Point, Plumb Beach, and other selected birding areas around Jamaica Bay

4:00 - 5:00pm - Shorebird Identification and Behavior (Kevin Karlson)

This event is a partnership program between the American Littoral Society, NYCA, and Gateway NRA.


Chincoteague Wildlife Refuge/ Assateague National Seashore on the VA Coast
September 18-21, 2014

Trip includes 3 nights lodging at the Chincoteague Motor Inn (757)336-5511 (2 queen beds, indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, excercise room, sun/star observation deck), breakfasts, guided field trips, a Safari bus tour of the backwater dunes (if available), evening programs, plus an "all-you-can-eat" seafood dinnerat Wright's Restaurant. To reserve, please send full amount ASAP. Make check out to NYC Audubon, 71 West 23rd Street (s. 1523), NY, NY 10010 Attn: Adriana. Call (212)691-7483 for more info.


Cost: $395/person (double occupancy; add $180 extra for single occupancy)

Carpooling will be available at a rate of $100/person. Call NYC Audubon regarding the van which will be leaving from 71 Wet 23rd Street in Manhattan at 9am. The driver will be Don Riepe.


NY State Clean-Up
Saturday, September 20, 2014
Volunteers can register for this event or other cleanups at


Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Guides: Don Riepe and Mickey Maxwell Cohen

Join us for a three hour cruise of the backwaters of Jamaica Bay aboard the 100' boat the "Golden Sunshine". Learn about the history, ecology, management and wildlife of this 13,000 acre preserve and see egrets, herons, oystercatchers, peregrine falcons, osprey and many more species of birds.

Cost: $55 for adults, $20 for childeren under 16. Includes wine & cheese, drinks, fruit, snacks. To reserve please send a check to the American Littoral Society, 28 West 9th Road, Broad Channel, NY 11693.

This event is in partnership with NYC Audubon and Gateway National Recreation Area.

Questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (718)474-0896.


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