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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, February 26, 2017

Feb 26

Birding: Owls

at Alley Pond Park Adventure Center (in Alley Pond Park) , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls. Registration Required.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Mar 4

Birding: Winter Birds

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is a great time to spot bald eagles, peregrine falcons, red-tailed hawks, snowy owls, and many more bird species.

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Urban Park Rangers
Watchable Wildlife

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