June 29: Mulberry Brunch Birding Paddle!


POSTPONED to better accommodate Randall’s Island Park Alliance staff and supporters. So expect blueberries or apples growing on the island instead!  🙂

Pick mulberries by kayak, but leave some for the many species of birds we’ll spot and photograph!

Register on Facebook here and email tours@harborlab.org.

Circumnavigate New York City’s incredibly diverse island park, home of both estuary and fresh water wetlands, our largest public orchard, an educational farm, miniature golf, a sports and concert stadium, and much more! We’ll be joined by the island’s Natural Areas Manager Chris Girgenti who’ll teach us about habitat restoration efforts and welcome us ashore.

Randall’s Island Park is bounded by the Bronx Kill* and the East River, including Hell Gate. Great blue herons, night herons, egrets, and other waterfowl call the island home. We’ll also check out Mill Rock, another island rich in birds, and U Thant Island (aka Belmont), which is favored by cormorants.

This is a relatively short trip but crosses through tricky waters that are crowded with larger vessels.

Su 29 Low 4:36 AM 0.0 5:28 AM Rise 7:44 AM 2
29 High 10:40 AM 4.5 8:31 PM Set 9:49 PM
29 Low 4:35 PM 0.6
29 High 10:36 PM 5.0

* The Bronx Kill frequently has poor water quality, even in dry weather. Gut bacteria levels are high. Please consider this factor, and your own immune strength, when deciding whether to participate.