Welcome to Queens County Bird Club

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, prefer short trips or birding all day, you will feel at home!

The Queens County Bird Club Inc. is a “Full Service” organization of naturalists:
Monthly Meetings – Noted speakers, vivid presentations
Field Trips – half-day, all-day, weekend
Conservation – projects, advocacy, support

NEXT MEETING is LIVE – Wednesday, May 17, 2024 at 7:30 pm.

Presentation“Hawk Migration (and other birds) in Tubac, AZ” 
With Mary Normandia & Seth Ausubel

This presentation showcases migrating raptors and other birds seen near the Santa Cruz River in Southeast Arizona.  The Tubac Hawk Watch has provided many insights on the migration of the Common Black Hawk and other raptors rare in the US and has become a destination for thousands of birders each year.  

Seth Ausubel and Mary Normandia, who still live part time in Queens, have resided in Tubac since 2020 and have seen a lot of nice birds there.  They will share their experiences at this remarkable place.

Venue: Alley Pond Environmental Center – NEW BUILDING
229-10 Northern Blvd
Douglaston, NY 11362

Please arrive early – the front door must be locked after the meeting starts.

Upcoming field trips – see Calendar link for details and registration info

  • Saturday, May 11 “Big Day”Multiple Queens Sites – Leaders: Ian Resnick & Eric Miller

    When: Saturday, May 11, 6:30am – 4:00pm
    Where: 40.740640, -73.747500 (map)
    Description: Big Day is an informal competition in which we try to see as many species as possible in one day.

    Ian Resnick is the leader for Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Eric Miller is the leader for Ridgewood Reservoir and Forest Park.

    Please register with the leader if you plan on joining us for the field trip.

  • Saturday May 18Doodletown/Sterling Forest – led by Ian Resnick

    When: Saturday, May 18, 2024
    Where: 41.301180, -73.986015 (map)
    Description: All day trip. Historic, scenic Doodletown is a magnet for warblers, including Hooded and Cerulean. Involves some easy hiking on hilly paths. Please pack your own lunch. Contact trip leader for meeting time. Use link above for trailhead parking location.

    Contact Trip Leader to register for this trip.

  • Saturday May 25Bashakill and Shawangunk – led by Ian Resnick

    When: Saturday, May 25, 2024
    Where: 41.535750, -74.516778 (map)
    Description: All day trip. Explore the Bashakill Wildlife Management Area in Sullivan County, NY, featuring extensive marsh and forested areas between two mountain ranges. Plus a side trip to Shawangunk Grasslands NWR.

    Please contact trip leader for meeting time and location. Ask whether to pack a lunch or whether to plan on eating lunch out.

    You must contact the trip leader to register.

  • Sunday May 26 – Cunningham Park – Leader TBD

    When: Sunday, May 26, 7:30am – 12:00pm
    Where: 40.726921, -73.773657 (map)
    Description: This mini-trip explores the little-used trails of Cunningham Park. Expect to find tall forest habitat with numerous Wood Thrushes and woodpeckers.


Hear a podcast of “It’s In Queens” featuring an interview with QCBC President Ian Resnick here.

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