C├ęsar Castillo Memorial Birdathon - Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge (5/6)

05/06/2023 08:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET


  • Free


Join Queens County Bird Club on May 6 for a Birdathon walk in memory of César Castillo. Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge was one of César’s favorite birding spots.The Jamaica Bay bird walk will be led by Ian Resnick.


Funds from the Birdathon will go towards the NYC Audubon efforts that Cesar cared deeply about: public programming in his home county of Queens, with a focus on connecting underserved communities to nature.


Meet in front of the Refuge’s visitor center at 175-10 Cross Bay Boulevard. To get there by car, drive South on Cross Bay Boulevard through Howard Beach to Broad Channel. The entrance to the parking lot (free parking) on your right is well marked. 


To get there by public transit, take a Rockaway-bound A train to Broad Channel Station. Walk along Noel Road to Cross Bay Boulevard. Turn right and walk three quarters of a mile to the Refuge Visitor Center. You can also take the Q21 bus from the Queens Center Mall (Elmhurst) or 116th Street (Rockaway) to the Refuge, or the Q53 from 61st and Roosevelt Avenue (Woodside) to the Refuge. Note that the Q53 is a +select bus service.


For detailed information and directions to this location, visit the National Park Services’ Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge website


Registration is optional but strongly encouraged to help us plan.


Photo: Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. Credit: Angie Co.

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