NYC Resources311Office of the Mayor

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

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Mar20

Central Park Celebrates Spring

at Central ParkManhattan

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.
Central Park Celebrates Spring with special events on March 20, the first day of the season, with catch-and-release-fishing, birding, tours, and more!
Free!

Must See
Event
Mar20

Central Park Celebrates Spring: Birding Basics - The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the Ramble, a vibrant woodland habitat and a tranquil spot to meander along winding paths.
Free!

Friday, March 22, 2019

Mar22

Vernal Equinox: Spring Walk

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join us for a guided spring walk along the trails and beachfront of Conference House Park to look for early signs of Spring.
Free!

Must See
Event

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Mar23

Discovery Hike: Bring in Spring

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Stretch out the winter wearies with a hike through the central Greenbelt in search of buds, blooms, birds, and other signs of spring.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Mar30

Bird Walk with NYC Audubon

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
In this special series with NYC Audubon, spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.

Best For
Kids
Mar30

Cabrini Woods Migration Walk

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join Gabriel Willow, an expert naturalist, to learn about birds that visit Fort Tryon and why they stop here on their way back to breeding grounds
Free!

Mar30

Birding: Hawk Watch

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Mar31

WIldlife Viewing: Waterfront Wildlife

at Bush Terminal Piers Park (in Bush Terminal Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This waterfront park features a variety of birds and other wildlife. Learn about the local ecosystem and the important role it plays in the lives of wildlife.
Free!

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Apr 6

The Explorer's Club: Birding for Kids

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced birdwatcher, spring migration is an exciting time to be out observing birds in the parks.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr 6

Ecosystem Explorers: Nocturnal Species

at Comfort station (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

8:00 p.m.9:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!
Free!

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Apr 7

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Registration is required.
Free!

Apr 7

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Gannet

at Ocean Breeze Pier, Seaview Avenue and Father Capodanno Boulevard (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join our park rangers at Ocean Breeze for a chance to view abd learn more about Northern Gannets, a little known resident species of Staten Island.
Free!

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Apr14

Birding: Raptors

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Apr20

The New York City Naturalist Club: Spring Bird Walk

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in New York City.
Free!

Friday, April 26, 2019

Apr26

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Monday, April 29, 2019

Apr29

Central Park Birding Basics: The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Join us for peak migration season in the Ramble and learn the basics of bird identification with Conservancy guides.
Free!

Thursday, May 2, 2019

May 2

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Monday, May 6, 2019

May 6

Central Park Birding Basics: The Ramble

at Loeb Boathouse (in Central Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 migrating bird species each year. Join us for peak migration season in the Ramble and learn the basics of bird identification with Conservancy guides.
Free!

Friday, May 10, 2019

May10

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Thursday, May 23, 2019

May23

Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Related Information

Urban Park Rangers
Watchable Wildlife

Related Video

Watch an It's My Park Segment about Piping Plovers at Rockaway Beach

�

Bald Eagles in Inwood Hill Park
The Aviary at the Queens Zoo
Bird Watching in Van Cortlandt Park

Search Events

Time of Day
Categories
Type

Was this information helpful?