"It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it." - Edward Abbey
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Join us in Croton Point Park in Westchester for a celebration of Hudson River’s eagles, hosted by the Teatown Nature Preserve. You can see both wild eagles by the river and captive eagles up close! There will also be music, food, heated tents, and activities for kids. Advance tickets are $17 for adults and $10 for children; day-of tickets are slightly higher. To purchase advance tickets and for more info visit https://www.teatown.org/events/eaglefest/. Registration: 631-885-1881
Directions: Take the Taconic State Parkway just past where it merges with the Sprain Brook, and take 9A north to its end in Crotonville. Continue north on route 9 for 0.7 miles then exit and follow signs into Croton Point Park.
This 1600 acre park is on the Great South Bay in East Islip. The forest and wetland areas are home to a variety of winter bird species.
Directions: Take the Southern State Parkway to the end and merge onto the Heckscher State Parkway. Follow signs to field 5.
Located in the heart of Massapequa, the preserve is one of the most beautiful parks in the area. We may see an assortment of song birds, waterfowl, and raptors.
Directions: Follow Sunrise Highway to the Massapequa LIRR station, then follow the north side of the station to the parking lot across from the police station and park in the far eastern end.
All day trip. Winter waterfowl abound including scoters, eiders, loons, gannets, and numerous pond ducks.
Directions: Take West Neck Rd north out of Huntington, following it along Lloyd Neck and past Caumsett all the way to the end, and watch for the big brown wildlife refuge sign.
There is no better place to celebrate the beginning of spring than this lovely preserve near Oyster Bay. We’ll look for the earliest migrants and the first blooms, while being serenaded by the rare Rusty Blackbird. Registration: 631-885-1881
Directions: Take Oyster Bay Rd west out of Oyster Bay town and turn north onto Beaver Brook Rd. Follow the road north as it becomes Frost Mill Rd, and look for the parking area on the left just before the train trestle.
The wet woods and hilly fields of Muttontown create a unique preserve that attracts a perhaps the widest variety of breeding bird species in northern Nassau county. Some of them will just be arriving!
Directions: Take 25A one block west of the intersection of 25A and 106. Go south along Muttontown Lane just past the last houses and enter the dirt parking area.
Directions: Meet in the parking lot off of Muttontown Lane, which is on the south side of Route 25A, just west of Route 106 in East Norwich. Follow Muttontown Lane to the end.