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, September 26, 2020

Sep26

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Registration is required.
Free!

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Sep26

Fall Bird Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

4:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Join us for a morning or late afternoon of bird spotting, watching, and free informational tour.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Sep29

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!

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Sep30

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 3, 2020

Oct 3

Fall Bird Walk

at Touchdown of the 103rd Street Footbridge (in Randall's Island Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Learn about the amazing adaptations of birds as they thrive in the Island’s restored habitats.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, October 4, 2020

Oct 4

Bird Tour at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
On this tour, you will learn about the different birds found in the woods, wetlands, and grasslands at Freshkills Park.
Free!

Oct 4

Birding: Fall Migrants

at Arch at Grand Army Plaza (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 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!

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Oct 7

Hudson River Virtual Walks

at Virtual/Online Workshop

2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Tune in live with HRPK’s River Project to enjoy virtual programs and connect with the Park’s Estuarine Sanctuary. Discover HRPK’s dynamic shoreline with guided tours!
Free!

Best For
Kids

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