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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

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Feb 4

Winter Waterfowl

at Baisley Pond Park Parking Lot (in Baisley Pond Park) , Queens

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
This program will focus on the different species of waterfowl that reside in our parks during the colder winter months.
Free!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Feb 12

Winter Birding

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill) , Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Explore Wave Hill’s tranquil gardens and woodlands with naturalist Gabriel Willow to observe birds in their winter habitats.
Free!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Feb 18

Birding: Eagles

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best viewing spots in Inwood Hill Park.
Free!

Must See
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Feb 18

Great Backyard Bird Count

at Queens Botanical Garden , Queens

11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Queens Botanical Garden for the 20th annual Great Backyard Bird Count.
Free!

Must See
Event

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Feb 22

Kids Week Bronx: Birds of Prey

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

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will show you a fantastic example of an active red-tail nest and discuss the life cycles and habits of these spectacular urban predators.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Feb 23

Kids Week Brooklyn: 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.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for an afternoon and learn about eagles, hawks, and owls, and the important role they play in nature.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Feb 23

Kids Week Manhattan: Eagles and Winter Birds

at Payson Center (in Inwood Hill Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Winter is a spectacular season for observing Bald Eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, February 24, 2017

Feb 24

Kids Week Manhattan: Owl Pellets and Animal Tracking

at Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park) , Manhattan

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers for a walk while looking for signs of owls and other winter animals.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb 26

Birding: Owls

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Urban Park Rangers will take you out and guide you on your quest to spot winter owls.
Free!

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