Safina Center “Kalpana Chawla ‘Launchpad’ Fellow” Molly Adams hosts Feminist Bird Club walk through Freshkills Park in Staten Island, New York, on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at 8:30am. The walk will be led by Shannon Curley, a PhD student at the City University of New York who studies how climate change affects bird populations.
Freshkills Park is 2,200 acres of reclaimed land that rests above a former landfill. Freshkills Park is primarily grassland habitat, one of the rarest and most critically endangered habitats in the United States. In 2015, the first Grasshopper Sparrows were found in the park by Dr. Richard Veit. Since then, the park has annually hosted a breeding population of this species. During the walk we expect to see Grasshopper Sparrows, Savannah Sparrows, Indigo Buntings, Blue Grosbeaks and possibly Bobolinks and Upland Sandpipers.
Because Freshkills Park is not yet open to the public, capacity will be restricted. Save yourself a space by signing up for this free event here. If it hits capacity, email email@example.com to get on a waiting list.
The group will meet promptly at 8:30am in at nearby LA Fitness parking lot to consolidate cars and fill out entry forms.LA Fitness parking lot at 8:30 am. LA Fitness is located at: 145 E Service Road, Staten Island NY 10314.
Please bring plenty of water, a snack, comfortable walking shoes and binoculars. If you need to borrow a pair, email firstname.lastname@example.org.