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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, February 13, 2016

Feb 13

Birding: Winter Birds

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. This program will focus on the different bird species which spend their winters in our NYC Parks.
Free!

Feb 13

Great Backyard Bird Count

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join QBG for this 19th annual bird counting event and add your results to the world totals.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb 14

Winter Birding at Wave Hill

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Hudson River valley hosts an impressive diversity of bird species, even during the winter months. Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalistGabriel…

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18

Kids Week Bronx: Birding

at Van Cortlandt Nature Center (in Van Cortlandt Park) , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City? Grab a pair of binoculars, or ask to borrow a pair, as we go in search of our feathered neighbors.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 18

Kids Week Manhattan: Birding

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Did you know cardinals live year round in New York City, and many bald eagles visit in the winter?
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Feb 20

Birding: Eagles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Feb 21

Owl Prowl

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

8:30 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join Jack Rothman of City Island Birds to search the grounds for owls and other winter species, including winter woodland birds and waterfowl.
Free!

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Feb 28

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. We offer birding programs…
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Mar 5

Birding: Winter Birds

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. This program will focus on the different species of birds which have overwintered in NYC Parks.
Free!

Must See
Event

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