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

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Jul31

Community Rowing and Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Aug 4

River Project: Diversity Digest

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
During Diversity Digest, you'll learn what it means to be a naturalist, cataloging local wildlife with the free iNaturalist app and sharing your observations with the HRPK community!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 7, 2021

Aug 7

Historic New York: Bronx River History

at East 174th Street and Sheridan Boulevard (in Starlight Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a guided walk along the Bronx River to learn about the rich history behind the formation of the parks through which it flows.
Free!

Aug 7

Community Rowing and Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug 7

Nature Explorers

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Kids will have fun exploring the farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Aug 8

Birding: Early Birding

at Wolfe's Pond Park House (in Wolfe's Pond Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.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!

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Aug11

Hudson River Tours: Tide Deck

at Hudson River Park's Pier 26Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Learn all about our Tide Deck's ecological communities that represent the Park's native landscapes, including woodland forests, rocky tidal zones and the Hudson River itself.
Free!

Friday, August 13, 2021

Aug13

Biodiversity Walk

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Lace up your shoes for a nature walk at Freshkills Park! Freshkills Park researchers will take you behind the scenes to visit areas that are currently closed to the public.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Aug14

Staten Island BioBlitz 2021: Pond Ecology

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This community science event will survey some of the biodiversity within the boundaries of Blue Heron Park with the help of scientists, naturalists, educators and the public.
Free!

Must See
Event
Aug14

Community Rowing and Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, August 20, 2021

Aug20

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! In partnership with NYC Audubon.
Free!

Saturday, August 21, 2021

Aug21

Community Rowing and Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Aug21

Nature Explorers

at Urban Farm (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan

2:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Kids will have fun exploring the farm and nearby gardens through guided nature activities.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Aug28

Community Rowing and Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Through Community Rowing, guests of all ages explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden row boats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways. Community Birding brings birdwatching to the shores of the Bronx River.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Sep 1

River Project: Diversity Digest

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
During Diversity Digest, you'll learn what it means to be a naturalist, cataloging local wildlife with the free iNaturalist app and sharing your observations with the HRPK community!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, September 17, 2021

Sep17

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! In partnership with NYC Audubon.
Free!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Oct 6

River Project: Diversity Digest

at Virtual/Online Workshop

12:00 p.m.12:30 p.m.
During Diversity Digest, you'll learn what it means to be a naturalist, cataloging local wildlife with the free iNaturalist app and sharing your observations with the HRPK community!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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