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!

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!

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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! :)

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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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Ohio for Warblers – Spring 2016!!!!May 10-15, 2016 - Magical Magee Marsh – Join us as we travel to one of the countr...
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 LeadersS...
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 kin...
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!!!
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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!!
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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!!! :) :)
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Join us on our next Adventure:November 23rd – Lakeland County Park - the 70-acre Lakeland County Park has its own beau...
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...
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...
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

DON'T FORGET OUR LAST TWO DAY TRIPS FOR 2013!!-November 10 – Quogue Wildlife Refuge-December 15, 2013 – Waterfowl & ...
11/08/2013

DON'T FORGET OUR LAST TWO DAY TRIPS FOR 2013!!

-November 10 – Quogue Wildlife Refuge
-December 15, 2013 – Waterfowl & Wine!!

GO TO http://alulatrips.com/ FOR INFORMATION!

LOTS OF NEW TRIPS PLANNED FOR 2014: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!Day Trips!-February 23rd - Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildl...
11/08/2013
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours | "Sharing the Wonders of Nature with Curious People"

LOTS OF NEW TRIPS PLANNED FOR 2014: MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!

Day Trips!
-February 23rd - Shawangunk Grasslands National Wildlife Refuge and Minnewaska Pine Barrens
- April 6th - Peents and Peeps in the Night
-August 24th - Tropical Fish Seining

Island Adventures!
-January 26th - Cordwood Landing County Nature Preserve
-March 30th - Hither Hills State Park
-May 19th - Alley Pond & Jamaica Bay
-July 27th - Robert Cushman Murphy County
-September 22nd - Oceanside Marine Nature Study Area & Tanglewood Preserve
-November 23rd - Lakeland County Park

Extended Trips!
-FEBRUARY 9–14 South Texas in Winter
-March 13–16 Platte River & Great Plains, Nebraska
-May 12-16 Magee Marsh, Ohio
-May 31 – June 1 Delaware Bay on the Jersey Side
-September 20 – 22 Cape May, New Jersey

GO TO http://alulatrips.com FOR MORE INFORMATION!!

Alula Birding & Natural History Tours! Be sure to check out our 2013 planned adventures …. and also our new lecture series!!

Join us on July 22 – Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck – Now that the weather has cooled down a little, come and exten...
07/20/2013
ISLAND ADVENTURES – 2013 | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Join us on July 22 – Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck – Now that the weather has cooled down a little, come and extend the weekend by joining Alula Birding &Natural History Tours as we spend Monday hiking the magnificent trails and roads of Caumsett State Park. Click here for more information:
http://alulatrips.com/2013/03/02/island-adventures-2013/

July 22 – Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck – Extend the weekend by joining Alula Birding &Natural History Tours as we spend Monday hiking the magnificent trails and roads of Caumsett State Park. We’ll look for summer resident birds, mammals, and wildflowers as we complete an approximate 5 mile hike t...

Join Us on July 22 – Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck – Extend the weekend by joining Alula Birding &Natural History ...
06/29/2013
ISLAND ADVENTURES – 2013 | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Join Us on July 22 – Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck – Extend the weekend by joining Alula Birding &Natural History Tours as we spend Monday hiking the magnificent trails and roads of Caumsett State Park. We’ll look for summer resident birds, mammals, and wildflowers as we complete an approximate 5 mile hike through this scenic North Shore Park, making sure to reach the LI Sound shoreline. http://alulatrips.com/2013/03/02/island-adventures-2013/

July 22 – Caumsett State Park, Lloyd Neck – Extend the weekend by joining Alula Birding &Natural History Tours as we spend Monday hiking the magnificent trails and roads of Caumsett State Park. We’ll look for summer resident birds, mammals, and wildflowers as we complete an approximate 5 mile hike t...

JOIN US ON OUR NEXT ADVENTURE:GOATSUCKERS GALORE!! JUNE 19, 2013It is that time of year again - time to go trekking in t...
06/09/2013
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours | "Sharing the Wonders of Nature with Curious People"

JOIN US ON OUR NEXT ADVENTURE:

GOATSUCKERS GALORE!! JUNE 19, 2013
It is that time of year again - time to go trekking in the dwarf pine plains by moonlight to listen for Whip-poor-wills and Chuck-will's-widows, and to try to win an Alula hat! What better way to spend a Wednesday evening in the final days of spring?
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Alula Birding & Natural History Tours! Be sure to check out our 2013 planned adventures …. and also our new lecture series!!

NEW!!  JERSEY JAUNT For Spring Migration!!Alula Birding & Natural History Tours has just added a program to catch the sp...
04/25/2013

NEW!! JERSEY JAUNT For Spring Migration!!
Alula Birding & Natural History Tours has just added a program to catch the spring migration at two fabulous birding hot spots in northern New Jersey! Although it will be a long day, it should be well worth it to view the many colorful species of bird "eye candy" that we anticipate seeing on this trip. John and I hope you will be able to join us for this new adventure. Go to http://alulatrips.com for more information.

Join us on May 5 – Shu Swamp Preserve, Mill Neck!  Join Alula Birding as we spend several hours looking at spring wild...
04/20/2013
ISLAND ADVENTURES – 2013 | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

Join us on May 5 – Shu Swamp Preserve, Mill Neck! Join Alula Birding as we spend several hours looking at spring wildflowers and migrant songbirds and soak up the scenery in this beautiful oasis. For more information go to http://alulatrips.com/2013/03/02/island-adventures-2013/

May 5 – Shu Swamp Preserve, Mill Neck – One of nearly a dozen preserves owned by North Shore Wildlife Sanctuary, Inc., Shu Swamp, officially known as the Charles T. Church Preserve, is a 65 acre preserve well-known for its spring wildflowers and pretty landscapes. A beautiful clear-flowing stream bi...

PEENTS & PEEPS IN THE NIGHT - WOODCOCKS!!Join Alula Birding & Natural History Tours on an evening celebration of spring ...
03/31/2013
WOODCOCKS – APRIL 14, 2013 | Alula Birding & Natural History Tours

PEENTS & PEEPS IN THE NIGHT - WOODCOCKS!!
Join Alula Birding & Natural History Tours on an evening celebration of spring when we travel to the North Fork Preserve in Riverhead, Suffolk County’s newest park. When we arrive we will enjoy the beauty of the park as we hike and look for Spring migrants. At twilight we will listen for the amorous “peents” of Woodcocks calling for mates, and will hope to witness their spectacular aerial courtship displays. As night falls, we will be treated to a chorus of spring peepers. Go here for more information:
http://alulatrips.com/2013/03/31/woodcocks-april-14-2013/

Join Alula Birding & Natural History Tours on an evening celebration of spring when we travel to the North Fork Preserve in Riverhead, Suffolk County’s newest park. When we arrive we will enjoy the beauty of the park as we hike and look for Spring migrants. At twilight we will listen for the amorous...

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