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, May 8, 2021

May 8

International Migratory Bird Day & Birding Bonanza!

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
We will look for some of the migratory birds that use Randall’s Island to rest and refuel on their incredible journeys to their final nesting sites for the summer.
Free!

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May 8

Birding: Spring Migrants

at 81st Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

May 8

Birding: Spring Migrants

at Crotona Nature Center (in Crotona Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

May 8

Birding: Birding 101

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)Queens

2:00 p.m.3:00 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!

Saturday, May 15, 2021

May15

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Unisphere (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. To enhance your experience we recommend bringing binoculars.
Free!

Sunday, May 16, 2021

May16

Birding: Warbler Watch

at Park Drive and Clove Road (in Clove Lakes 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!

May16

Birding: Spring Migration

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn 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!

May16

Birding: Spring Migrants

at 116 Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 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!

May16

Birding: Nests

at Palisade Avenue, Kappock Street and Independence Avenue (in Henry Hudson Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Come learn how each species of bird make their own unique nest as we take a short hike to spot them in the trees.
Free!

Sunday, May 23, 2021

May23

Birding: Spring Migrants

at Vermont Place Parking Lot (in Highland Park)Queens 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!

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