Nature Walk on Friday

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The Mandarin duck seen recently paddling in ponds in Central Park brought much excitement to New Yorkers and on the Internet. But Jamaica Bay has its own birds to brag about. Have you ever seen a surf scoter, a sea duck with a clown-like face? They can be seen at Jamaica Bay in Queens. How about a long-tailed duck, which can be seen at the Sandy Hook Unit in New Jersey?

Grab your chance to see one soon! Gateway National Recreation Area is inviting birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts for a Sunset Walk at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge on Friday, November 23 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. A park ranger will lead the hike around the West Pond trail. Learn more about the nocturnal residents of the Wildlife Refuge. Call (718) 318-4340 for reservations. Wear warm layers!

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