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Birding

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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

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jun29

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join us in the park as we focus on wildlife happenings in the park on a walk led by NYC Audubon experts.
Free!

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Jul 6

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join us in the park as we focus on wildlife happenings in the park on a walk led by NYC Audubon experts.
Free!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Jul12

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Jul13

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join us in the park as we focus on wildlife happenings in the park on a walk led by NYC Audubon experts.
Free!

Jul13

Community Tour of the Ridgewood Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 a.m.
Guides from NYCH2O will lead a history, engineering, and ecology tour of the reservoir and Brooklyn Waterworks.
Free!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Jul14

Summer Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

9:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Jul14

The New York City Naturalist Club: Evening Hawk Watch

at Saint Marks Place and Avenue A (in Tompkins Square Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 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.
Free!

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Jul20

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join us in the park as we focus on wildlife happenings in the park on a walk led by NYC Audubon experts.
Free!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Jul21

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Explore the Orchard Beach Lagoon, including Bartow Creek as we look for birds that live in this estuarine habitat of the Long Island Sound. Registration opens on July 10.
Free!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sep 9

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Sep 9

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sep12

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sep13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

5:30 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore Riverside Park on a family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River!
Free!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer with tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.
Free!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

Sep16

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Sep16

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sep19

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sep23

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Sep23

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sep26

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sep30

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Sep30

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oct 3

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Oct 7

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Oct 7

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct10

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Oct14

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Oct14

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct17

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

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