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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

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Dec 17

Central Park Christmas Bird Count

at Central Park , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join NYC Audubon, Urban Park Rangers, and the Central Park Conservancy as we count birds in every section of the park.
Free!

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Dec 17

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.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. Beginners are welcome.
Free!

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Dec 23

Ranger's Choice: Birding Van Tour: Owls

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls. Registration is required.
Free!

Dec 23

Birding Jamaica Bay

at Bay 32nd Street and Beach Channel Drive (in Bayswater Park) , Queens

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

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Dec 25

Nature Exploration Hike

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park) , Bronx  This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 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!

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Event

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Jan 9

Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront.
Free!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jan 14

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration begins on January 3.
Free!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Jan 16

Winter Bird Walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon

at Netherland Monument (in The Battery) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Join us for Bird Walks in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on The Battery's waterfront.
Free!

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Jan 20

The New York City Naturalist Club: Eagle Watch

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 viewing spots in the urban jungle. All skill levels are welcomed.
Free!

Jan 20

Birding: Winter Birds

at Green-Wood Cemetery at 25th Street , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Jan 20

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Jan 21

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 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. All skill levels are welcomed.
Free!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Jan 28

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 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. Registration is required.
Free!

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