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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

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Oct20

Birding: Raptor Watch

at Gateway Drive and Erskine Street (in Spring Creek Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Oct20

Birding: Fall Migration

at Rose and Oak Avenues (in Kissena Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in New York City to see fall migratory birds. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Oct22

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 a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Saturday, October 26, 2019

Oct26

Audubon Bird Walk

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds.

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Kids

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Oct29

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 a bird walk at The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery.
Free!

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Nov 2

The New York City Naturalist Club: Fall Migration

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 the urban jungle.
Free!

Nov 2

Ecosystem Explorers: Critters of the Night

at Comfort station (in Willowbrook Park)Staten Island

6:00 p.m.7:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City parks!
Free!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Nov 3

Audubon Bird Walk

at Queens Botanical GardenQueens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Register for one or all five free nature walks in this special series with NYC Audubon! Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how QBG provides important resources for birds.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Nov 3

Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Corridor Park

at 56th Road and 146th Street (in Kissena Corridor Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series features some highlights of some local favorite parks.
Free!

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Corridor Park

at 56th Road and 146th Street (in Kissena Corridor Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series features some highlights of some local favorite parks.
Free!

Nov16

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we look for this bird of prey. Participants are selected by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, November 16.
Free!

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Event

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Nov24

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!

Nov24

Birding: Shorebirds and Fall Migrants

at Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Birding Van Tour: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls. Participants are selected by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, November 27.
Free!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dec 8

Bald Eagle Watch

at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale 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.
Free!

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