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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

Friday, August 26, 2016

Aug 26

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Aug 28

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Aug 29

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Aug 31

Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
During these limited hours, visitors can explore the normally-closed Hallett Sanctuary at their own pace along the rustic trail.
Free!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Sep 3

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Sep 3

Wildlife Viewing: Raptor Watch

at Schmul Park , Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in their search for raptors—predators of the sky.
Free!

Sep 3

Arts, Culture & Fun: Dark Nights, Bright Lights: Neptune at Opposition

at Rockaway Beach Boulevard and Beach 116th St (in Rockaway Beach) , Queens

8:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.
Join us for an Astronomy evening: Neptune at Opposition at Beach 116th Street at the Boardwalk NYC Parks’ Urban Park Rangers will be your guides to the solar system, discussing the s…
Free!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Sep 4

Ranger's Choice: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay Park , Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join a small group of birdwatchers at the old Pelham Bay landfill, a great place to watch migrating birds of prey. Pre-registration is required.
Free!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Sep 10

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Sep 11

Birding

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park) , Brooklyn  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Come join the Urban Park Rangers on a birding walk through Fort Greene Park!
Free!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Sep 17

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Sep 24

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Sep 24

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The early bird catches the worm! Join the Urban Park Rangers on this morning birding tour as we look for Fall migrants.
Free!

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Oct 1

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Oct 8

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Oct 15

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Oct 22

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Oct 29

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Nov 5

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Nov 12

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Nov 19

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Nov 26

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
About 230 different bird species have been recorded in Van Cortlandt Park and over 60 species breed here!
Free!

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