Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours We are a small, Long Island based tour company, catering to the birder and naturalist who enjoys small and intimate group tours. We hope you will join us on our upcoming adventures, both around Long Island and around the country!
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The latest article from the "Nature Matters" column, written by John, one of Alula's co-owners (and bird watching staff)...
11/28/2020
Nature Matters: A fondness for squirrels | TBR News Media

The latest article from the "Nature Matters" column, written by John, one of Alula's co-owners (and bird watching staff) https://tbrnewsmedia.com/nature-matters-a-fondness-for-squirrels/

Nature Matters: A fondness for squirrels AnimalsArts & EntertainmentColumnsCommunityEnvironment & NatureNature Matters by John Turner - November 27, 2020 0 85 Grey Squirrel. Photo from Pixabay By John L. Turner While it was more than 50 years ago I remember the details sharply, as if the event had h...

Meet our President, John Turner.For the past 45 years John has been an environmental educator and advocate. He has given...
09/25/2020

Meet our President, John Turner.

For the past 45 years John has been an environmental educator and advocate. He has given hundreds of talks and programs, and led nature walks on a wide range of natural history and environmental topics for many organizations. John also likes to share his passion with the pen, having written articles that have appeared in numerous newsletters and magazines including Defenders, Birder’s World, Long Island Forum, Bird Watcher’s Digest, Networking Magazine, and The Conservationist. He is the author of a popular Long Island nature guide “Exploring the Other Island: A Seasonal Nature Guide to Long Island” (2nd Edition) and a children’s book “Waylon’s Wandering Waterdrop”.

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours
09/25/2020

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

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09/25/2020

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Alula Birding & Natural History Tours will resume offering trips when it is once again deemed safe to travel.
09/25/2020

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours will resume offering trips when it is once again deemed safe to travel.

07/07/2019

John and I have planned an exciting excursion for this fall.

SAVE THE DATE
November 17-24, 2019
CALLING ALL CRANIACS! - Bosque Del Apache, New Mexico
We’ll catch the 32nd Annual Festival of the Cranes, a celebration of the winter migration of Sandhill Cranes, as well as several species of waterfowl (Snow and Ross’s Geese, Northern Pintail, Northern Shovelers, etc.), to the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge. We’ll also bird at nearby Belen Marsh (waders), Ladd S. Gordon Waterfowl Complex and Sevilleta National Wildlife Refuge (sparrows).

FOR MORE INFORMATION - [email protected]

01/02/2018
National Audubon Society

National Audubon Society

Looking for New Year's resolutions? Here are some ways you can help birds in 2018.

Project FeederWatch
11/16/2017

Project FeederWatch

Get excited! The FeederWatch season starts this Saturday, November 11. Join the fun and sign up @ bit.ly/JoinPFW.

Photo by Steve Shelasky.

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society
11/11/2017

Eastern Long Island Audubon Society

Hudsonian Godwit, one of three or four, found at Heckscher State Park in a large puddle by the side of Parking Lot 7. There were several other species of shore birds, and ducks also at this puddle/pond. Photo by Sally Leckie Newbert

Preserve Plum Island
08/26/2017

Preserve Plum Island

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation to temporarily halt the sale of Plum Island, N.Y. In addition, a few Senators, including Blumenthal, Murphy, Gillibrand, and Schumer, announced their own bill, which would put this environmental treasure on a path towards permanent protection. But we need both chambers to agree on one path. Submit this easy form to thank your legislators for their hard work and tell them to keep pushing for permanent protection of Plum Island!

https://secure.everyaction.com/IjVHAKaKx0CQcxETnSvEiw2

06/25/2017

John and I are hoping that you will join us on the Platte River and Great Plains trip to Nebraska and Kansas next spring to see Sandhill Cranes and prairie chickens. This will be the fifth time we are running this adventure and we have a great experience whenever we return. Email [email protected] to receive the trip flyer and registration form.

We are currently running, appropriately, an Early Bird Special! Register by August 17, 2017 and receive a $100.00 discount, per person, off the regular fee.

We look forward to traveling and birding with you next spring!

Eileen Teel, Secretary
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Good to remember! :)
03/07/2017

Good to remember! :)

Do it safely!

05/22/2016
Sandhill cranes early morning

John and I conducted two wonderful trips recently! Nebraska in March for Sandhill Cranes and Prairie Chickens, and Magee Marsh in May for warblers. Check out our web page - alulabirding.com - for John's adventure blogs. Crane videos are attached.

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John Turner narrates

Ohio for Warblers – Spring 2016!!!!May 10-15, 2016 - Magical Magee Marsh – Join us as we travel to one of the country’s ...
04/17/2016

Ohio for Warblers – Spring 2016!!!!

May 10-15, 2016 - Magical Magee Marsh – Join us as we travel to one of the country’s premier spring migration hotspots. The boardwalk at Magee Marsh is truly magical, with several dozen warbler species flitting about the shrubs and trees.

John and I are very excited to be offering our Magical Magee Marsh trip again this May, with several clients already sig...
03/08/2016
Ohio for Warblers – Spring 2016 | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

John and I are very excited to be offering our Magical Magee Marsh trip again this May, with several clients already signed up. However, a few openings remain.

If you would like to visit "The Warbler Capital of the World," be sure to check our website! http://alulatrips.com/2015/04/10/ohio-for-warblers-may-2016/

The deadline to register is April 10th, 2016.

We hope you will join us for this wonderful adventure.

May 10-15, 2016 - Magical Magee Marsh – Join us as we travel to one of the country’s premier spring migration hotspots. The boardwalk at Magee Marsh is truly magical, with several dozen warbler species flitting about the shrubs and trees surrounding the boardwalk throughout the day, leading to its n…

01/03/2016

Why not join Alula Birding & Natural History Tours on this exciting adventure to Magical Magee Marsh – MAY 10-15, 2016

John Turner, Eileen Teel – Trip Leaders

If you love warblers (and who doesn’t?) – this is the trip for you!! We’ll travel to Northwest Ohio – “THE WARBLER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD” to observe these colorful, melodious songbirds. We will visit Magee Marsh, one of North America's premier sites to view migratory songbirds in the spring, as well as several nearby parks and preserves such as Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, Black Swamp Bird Observatory, and Oak Openings Preserve - other equally well-known hotspots for viewing warblers, plus thrushes, tanagers, grosbeaks, wading birds, and raptors.

For more information and to receive a registration form email Eileen at [email protected]. We would love for you to join us on this exciting trip.

Join Us!!  Platte River & Great Plains NEBRASKA & KANSAS – MARCH 20-24, 2016John Turner, Eileen Teel – Trip LeadersSandh...
01/03/2016
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours | "Sharing the Wonders of Nature with Curious People"

Join Us!!

Platte River & Great Plains NEBRASKA & KANSAS – MARCH 20-24, 2016
John Turner, Eileen Teel – Trip Leaders
Sandhill Cranes
Sharp-tailed Grouse,
Prairie Chickens & Waterfowl

Why not join Alula Birding & Natural History Tours on this exciting adventure!!
And also check out our scheduled trips for 2016!

“The mission of Alula Birding & Natural History Tours is to inspire people to deepen their appreciation of, connection with and commitment toward the natural world by sharing its many wonders and by financially supporting organizations working to safeguard these aspects of nature in the places we vi…

Be sure to check out our next upcoming Adventure!!Cultural & Natural Wisconsin – September 2015!A little different kind ...
04/23/2015
2015/winter-spring 2016 Adventures | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Be sure to check out our next upcoming Adventure!!
Cultural & Natural Wisconsin – September 2015!
A little different kind of trip: We’ll visit several state parks, Necedah and Horicon National Wildlife Refuges (Whooping and Sandhill Cranes are very likely!), the International Crane Foundation’s aviary in Baraboo containing the world’s 15 crane species, the Aldo Leopold Foundation property, and the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wausau to see their amazing collection of bird paintings and sculpture.
And also check out our scheduled trips for 2016!
http://alulatrips.com/category/alula-adventures/2015-adventures/

September 6-12, 2015 - Wonderful Wisconsin – This will be a different type of trip where we will mix the cultural and natural! We’ll visit several state parks, Necedah and Horicon National Wildlife Refuges (Whooping and Sandhill Cranes are very likely!), the International … Continue reading →

01/06/2015

If you would like to be on our mailing list or would like more information about our upcoming trips planned for 2015, please email Eileen at [email protected]. John and I hope to see you on one of our exciting adventures.

Hope you will join us this coming year on our many adventures!Happy 2015 everyone!!!www.alulatrips.com
01/01/2015

Hope you will join us this coming year on our many adventures!
Happy 2015 everyone!!!
www.alulatrips.com

Be sure to check out the new 2015 Calendar of Adventures!! Great grips coming up for 2015!!http://alulatrips.comAnd Happ...
12/18/2014

Be sure to check out the new 2015 Calendar of Adventures!! Great grips coming up for 2015!!
http://alulatrips.com

And Happy Holidays Everyone!!

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours
11/11/2014

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

11/06/2014

Read John's latest blog entry on the trip to Cape May in September. It was a good trip!! :)

11/06/2014

A Reminder: Lakeland County Park, November 23rd. Join us!!! :) :)
www.alulatrips.com

Join us on our next Adventure:November 23rd – Lakeland County Park - the 70-acre Lakeland County Park has its own beauty...
10/01/2014
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours | "Sharing the Wonders of Nature with Curious People"

Join us on our next Adventure:
November 23rd – Lakeland County Park - the 70-acre Lakeland County Park has its own beauty, seen from a walk on the boardwalks that traverse the swamp. We’ll look for late season migrants along the way.
http://alulatrips.com/2013/11/08/2014-island-adventures/

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours! Be sure to check out our full slate of adventures planned for you in 2014!!

The State of the Birds News Conference - Smithsonian Science
09/28/2014
The State of the Birds News Conference - Smithsonian Science

The State of the Birds News Conference - Smithsonian Science

#SOTB14 You might also like: “Extinct” birds reappear in rainforest fragments in Brazil Klondike, puppy born from a frozen embryo, fetches good news for endangered …

Join us for Fall Migration in Cape May!!  This September, 2014.http://alulatrips.com/2013/09/26/2014-extended-adventures...
06/28/2014
2014 Extended Adventures | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Join us for Fall Migration in Cape May!!
This September, 2014.
http://alulatrips.com/2013/09/26/2014-extended-adventures-2/

September 20 – 22, 2014 Cape May, New Jersey: Southbound passerines and raptors are funneled through Cape May each autumn, making it one of the best East Coast locations to witness the fall migration. We’ll visit Higbee Beach, Cape May Point, and the Wetlands Institute, as well as the Forsythe Nat…

Check out our newest addition to the site: The Birders' Library. Great resource for information on field guide books, be...
06/11/2014
A Birder’s Library | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Check out our newest addition to the site: The Birders' Library. Great resource for information on field guide books, behavior books, etc.
http://alulatrips.com/a-birders-library/

One of the greatest advances in bird appreciation and identification over the past twenty years and one of the great advantages to birding now compared to twenty to thirty years ago has been the publication (indeed proliferation) of hundreds of books and guides on all aspects of ornithology, with th…

Out next upcoming trip: May 31 – June 1   Delaware Bay on the Jersey Side:Observe the seasonal migration of shorebirds a...
05/22/2014
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours | "Sharing the Wonders of Nature with Curious People"

Out next upcoming trip: May 31 – June 1 Delaware Bay on the Jersey Side:Observe the seasonal migration of shorebirds as they descend on Delaware Bay to fatten up on horseshoe crab eggs. We will also be on the lookout for migratory songbirds and visit the Cape May Observatory’s Center for Research & Education. http://alulatrips.com

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours! Be sure to check out our full slate of adventures planned for you in 2014!!

Click here for information on our exciting Magee Marsh, Ohio, trip!!  Love warblers? ... then this is the trip to take!h...
04/26/2014
Magee Marsh, Ohio, 2014 – Itinerary | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Click here for information on our exciting Magee Marsh, Ohio, trip!! Love warblers? ... then this is the trip to take!
http://alulatrips.com/magee-marsh-ohio-2014-itinerary/

If you love warblers (and who doesn’t?) – this is the trip for you!! We’ll travel to Northwest Ohio – “THE WARBLER CAPITAL OF THE WORLD” to observe these colorful, melodious songbirds. We will visit Magee Marsh, one of North America’s premier sites to view migratory songbirds in the spring, as well…

Our next upcoming day adventure!January 26th – Cordwood Landing County Nature Preserve: Situated in Miller Place, this 6...
12/22/2013

Our next upcoming day adventure!
January 26th – Cordwood Landing County Nature Preserve: Situated in Miller Place, this 65-acre wooded nature preserve has more than a thousandfeet of frontage on Long Island Sound with wonderful water views from its 70-foot high bluffs. www.alulatrips.com

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