• Miles of uncrowded white sandy beaches extend to the horizon, separating the clear blue ocean and undulating grass-covered dunes.

    Fire Island

    National Seashore New York

Event Details

  • 05/11/2013

    Join a ranger on International Migratory Bird Day to learn how to find and identify birds.
    Location: Fire Island National Seashore: Wilderness Visitor Center | Map Time: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM Fee Information: Free Contact Name: Irene Rosen Contact Phone Number: 631-687-4780

Fire Island is a spectacular place for birds and bird watching, especially during migration time, as migrant songbirds, hawks, and water birds touchdown to rest and feed before continuing on. Take some time on International Migratory Bird Day to learn some bird watching tips and techniques and experience the migration first hand. Practice using binoculars, learn to use a field guide, and how to identify birds in the field by sight and sound. This program is geared for adults, but all are welcome. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy walking boots; bring drinking water, insect protection, and binoculars if possible.