• March 22, 2023

Winter Waterfowl Workshop At Jamaica Bay

 Winter Waterfowl Workshop At Jamaica Bay

On Sunday, November 20, the American Littoral Society in partnership with NYC Audubon, Jamaica Bay – Rockaway Parks Conservancy, and the National Park Service held a waterfowl identification program at the Jamaica Bay Refuge followed by a hike around the East and West Ponds led by naturalist Don Riepe to view the many species arriving for winter. “The Snow Geese just arrived from their summer breeding grounds in Hudson Bay, Canada” Riepe said, “and they will spend winter in the bay.” Other birds present included Brant Geese, Ruddy Ducks, American Coot, Gadwall, Mallard Ducks, Mute Swans, Hooded Merganser and Bufflehead Ducks to name a few. These birds are well adapted for winter conditions as they all have waterproof down coats that can withstand the freezing weather. For more information about waterfowl and upcoming nature programs, e-mail Don@littoralsociety.org

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