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Birding

A hawk on a branch stares off into the distance

New York City parks boast a wide variety of bird species throughout the year, and the Urban Park Rangers host the guided tours you need to locate and identify them. Come learn what’s flying through your neighborhood this season! Visit our Birding at NYC Parks page for a list of some of the best places to go birding in New York City. 

Birding Events

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mar 7

Birding: Winter Birds

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.
We offer birding programs throughout the year, but now is a great time of year to observe species which live in NYC Parks during the winter.
Free!

Mar 7

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Mar 8

Spring Birding

at Wave Hill , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Observe the plants, insects, and habitats that make it an appealing destination for such a wide variety of birds.
Free!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Mar 14

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mar 18

Midweek Bird Walk: Clove Lakes Park

at Martling Avenue Bridge (in Clove Lakes Park) , Staten Island

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
A walk through the park should yield late wintering songbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and, with a little luck, a few early spring migrants.
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar 18

Lecture with New York City Audubon in conjunction with The Artwork of Alan Messer

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
NYC Audubon has worked for over 30 years to protect wild birds and their habitat in the NYC, through public outreach and advocacy, educational programming, and scientific research.
Free!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Mar 21

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Mar 21

Owl Prowl

at Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx

4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
We’ll scan for snowy owls, barred owls, saw whets, and long-eared owls.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Mar 28

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Apr 4

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Apr 5

Early Morning Birdwalk: Changing Seasons, Changing Birds

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to welcome the earliest migrants of the year, and also say goodbye to some of our winter residents. Please note this tour leaves promptly at 8 am.
Free!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Apr 8

Artist Talk with Alan Messer In Conjunction with Exhibition: Conserving Our City of Nature

at Arsenal (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

6:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Many New Yorkers are unaware of the 350 species of wild birds—almost a third of all bird species in North America—that live in or pass through New York City each year.…
Free!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Apr 11

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Family Birdwatching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Looking for a fun way to spend time with your family outdoors? Join the Prospect Park Alliance for its monthly family birdwatching tours.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 11

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Apr 18

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Apr 18

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Apr 25

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Apr 25

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

May 2

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 2

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

May 3

Early Morning Birdwalk: Marvelous Migrants

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join the Prospect Park Alliance to search for some of the dazzling birds that visit the park before flying to northern breeding grounds.
Free!

May 3

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 9, 2015

May 9

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 9

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May 10

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 16, 2015

May 16

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 16

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

May 17

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids
May 17

Bird and Nature Walk at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us for a stroll through the Garden as we look for springtime birds, flowers, and other treats courtesy of Mother Nature!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

May 23

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 23

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

May 24

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, May 30, 2015

May 30

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
May 30

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Sunday, May 31, 2015

May 31

Birding Basics for Families

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Experience Central Park when it becomes a precious bird habitat and migration hot spot!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Jun 6

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Jun 6

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Jun 13

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Jun 13

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jun 20

HSBC Children’s Garden Spring Session at QBG

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

9:30 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Children’s imaginations and knowledge blossom as they plant and harvest vegetables and flowers, visit the bee garden, and more.

Best For
Kids
Jun 20

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Jun 27

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Jul 4

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Jul 11

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Jul 18

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Jul 25

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Aug 1

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Aug 8

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Aug 15

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Aug 22

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Aug 29

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Sep 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Sep 12

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Sep 19

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Sep 26

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Oct 3

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct 10

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Oct 17

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Oct 24

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Oct 31

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Nov 7

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Nov 14

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Nov 21

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Nov 28

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 5, 2015

Dec 5

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Dec 12

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Dec 19

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Dec 26

Introduction to Bird Watching

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.
Look! Up in the sky, it’s a bird! But what kind of bird is it? Join the Prospect Park Alliance to learn about the magnificent array of birds that call Prospect Park home.
Free!

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