NYC Audubon


Brooklyn Bird Club


     Long Pond Greenbelt
Joe Giunta

Joe Giunta, a native New Yorker, has been birding the New York City region for 20 years. A former math teacher and Program
Chairman at Fort Hamilton High School, Joe is the birding instructor for the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (BBG). He has led bird
walks for the Nature Conservancy, Brooklyn Bird Club and regularly gives lectures on birding and leads bird walks for the
South Fork Natural History Society (SOFO) and New York City Audubon. He is the Bluebird Trail coordinator for SOFO on the
South Fork of Long Island. He is a captain in the Brooklyn Christmas Count and has participated in breeding bird surveys for
New York State. An enthusiastic traveler, he has birded extensively in Central and South America. Since retiring from the NYC
school system in 2004, Joe has taught many birding classes, all with field trips. When asked what he likes about being a
leader, he said The classroom sessions and the field trips. Remember. Im a teacher!