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Birding

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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, January 26, 2020

Jan26

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at West 90th Street and Central Park West

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk around the reservoir as we look for these cold hardy birds.
Free!

Jan26

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Feb 1

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Orchard Beach Nature Center (in Pelham Bay Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Feb 1

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Wolfe's Pond Park Comfort Station (in Wolfe's Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Feb 2

Birding: Owls

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike as we look for this bird of prey.
Free!

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Feb 8

Birding: Bald Eagle Watch

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

9:00 a.m.10:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Must See
Event
Feb 8

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Oriental Boulevard and Falmouth Street (in Manhattan Beach Park)Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 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!

Feb 8

Birding: Winter Residents

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 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. All skill levels are welcome.
Free!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Feb 9

Valentine's Day Hike and Craft

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Rangers on a light winter walk on the lookout for "lovebirds". We will end back at the Nature Center to build your own nature valentine for your sweetheart!
Free!

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Feb18

Kids Week: Birds of Prey

at Payson Park House (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers to learn about eagles, hawks, and falcons, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, February 21, 2020

Feb21

Kids Week: Birding for Kids

at World's Fair Boathouse (in Flushing Meadows Corona Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The kids are out of school, now get them out of the house. Head to the park and join the Urban Park Rangers' free Kids Week programs.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb21

Kids Week: Birds of Prey

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Spend the afternoon with the Rangers as they discuss the life cycles and habits of hawks, eagles, and owls. Binoculars and field guides will be available.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb21

Kids Week: Owl Pellets

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Whooo knows what we will find as we look through owl pellets and learn more about the adaptions of owls!
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Feb22

Birding: Eagle Watch

at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 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!

Must See
Event

Saturday, February 29, 2020

Feb29

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 43rd Street and First AvenueBrooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Related Information

Urban Park Rangers
Watchable Wildlife

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