Saturday, July 9, 2016
8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
This event repeats every week on Saturday between 6/11/2016 and 7/30/2016.
Please note: This event has already taken place. Please use the Search options on the right to find upcoming events.
Our bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park and are led by NYC Audubon experts.
In 1998, Van Cortlandt Park was designated an Important Bird Area (IBA) in New York State by National Audubon. About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here, as determined by the 2006 Breeding and Migrating Bird Census Project in Van Cortlandt Park—a study of an Important Bird Area conducted by NYC Audubon. Breeders include the great-horned owl, eastern wood-pewee, great crested flycatcher, northern rough-winged swallo, and rose-breasted grosbeak with the American robin and the gray catbird, being the most populous breeding species.