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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 15, 2019


Christmas Bird Count

at South Gate House of the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Rerservoir (in Central Park)Manhattan

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 Central Park.

Saturday, December 21, 2019


New York City Naturalist Club: Bald Eagle Watch

at Henshaw Street & Dyckman Street (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles. Our park rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots.

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Winter Solstice Walk

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

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join NYC Parks arborists for a Winter Solstice Walk at New York's southernmost park. Explore and learn about the unique trees, natural habitats, and shoreline found within the park.

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Urban Park Rangers
Watchable Wildlife

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