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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, July 21, 2018

Jul21

Bird Walks

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

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join NYC Audubon on a walk through the park to observe the many species of birds in Van Cortlandt Park.
Free!

Jul21

Animal of the Month Club: Northern Harrier

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Norhtern Harrier is considered one of the most agile and acrobatic raptor in North America. Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for the Northern Harrier.
Free!

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Jul22

Orchard Beach Lagoon Birding Excursion (Intermediate)

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

9:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Few experiences compare with being on the open water in New York City. Prior canoe experience preferred; for ages 8 and older. Registration is required.
Free!

Jul22

The New York City Naturalist Club: Raptors of Inwood Hill Park

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
The New York City Naturalist Club hosts a birding expedition, during which guests of all skill levels can watch for eagles under the guidance of the Urban Park Rangers. Binoculars are encouraged.
Free!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Jul29

Animal of the Month: Northern Harrier

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in Brookfield Park as we look for this acrobatic raptor, the Norther Harrier.
Free!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Aug12

Summer Birding with Gabriel Willow

at Perkins Visitors Center (in Wave Hill)Bronx

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of diverse bird species and their behavior on these walks through the gardens and woodlands.

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Aug25

Flora and Fauna Discovery Walk

at Morris-Jumel Mansion (in Roger Morris Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Join Morris-Jumel Gardener Karen Waltuch and NYC Naturalist Ivan Kuraev for a morning of exploration in our favorite park. Advanced registration is strongly suggested.

Aug25

White Island Sunset Canoe Trip (Advanced)

at Marine ParkBrooklyn

5:00 p.m.7:00 p.m.
Explore the waters of Gerritsen Creek and paddle by this special island where only wildflowers and wild birds reside. Prior canoe experience required. Registration is required.
Free!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Aug26

Birding

at Arthur Kill Road and Brookfield Avenue (in Brookfield Park)Staten Island

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.
Free!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep14

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Walks

at 120th Street and Riverside Drive (in Riverside Park)Manhattan

6:00 p.m.7:30 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!
Free!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sep22

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

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Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct27

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Start your day with an early morning bird watching walk led by the Brooklyn Bird Club.
Free!

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