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New York City’s Threatened and Endangered Shore Birds

Saturday, August 17, 2013

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.

New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife.  From falcons and salamanders, to deer and seals, wildlife viewing opportunities exist year-round in all of our parks and beaches.  Wildlife viewing is a perfect activity for any age.  Today wildlife viewing is recognized as one of the nation’s fastest growing activities.  Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.

Our Exploration series focuses on unique wildlife viewing opportunities during particular seasons.  

Space is limited.  To register, visit www.nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, August 7. 

Location

Beach 50th Street in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk
Queens
Directions to this location

Location Details:
Meet at Beach 50 and the Boardwalk.

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Urban Park Rangers

Contact Number

(718) 421-2021

Categories

Birding, Education, Nature, Waterfront

Directions to Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways

Know Before You Go

There are currently 2 service interruptions affecting access within this park.

PlaygroundsSeba Playground

Seba Playground will be closed to reconstruct the current Seba Tot Lot into a playground for children of all ages. The new design will enlarge the toddler area by adding a custom spray shower, seating, and two new tot play units. Additional play spaces will also be added for 5 to 12 year olds, and will include a large accessible play unit, a second spray shower and seating area. These two play areas will be joined by 15 additional swings for both age groups. The site will also feature an accessible drinking fountain, attractive plantings, and a bicycle rack.

BeachesRockaway Beach and Boardwalk

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has resumed pumping sand onto Rockaway Beach in efforts to repair and restore the beach. Access to the beach area from Beach 61st Street to Beach 19th Street may be limited while the pumping operation continues. The Corps expects sand placement work to be completed by the end of October, weather permitting. Swimming is not permitted at Rockaway Beach, or any NYC beach, after Labor Day. Please visit the United States Army Corps of Engineers’ website for more information.

Jamaica Bay and the Rockaways Weather

  • Fri
    Partly Sunny
    65°F
  • Sat
    Sunny
    65°F
  • Sun
    Mostly Sunny
    65°F
  • Mon
    Sunny
    64°F

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