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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, May 27, 2018

May 27

Birding

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

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.
Free!

Monday, May 28, 2018

May 28

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

May 31

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Free!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Jun 2

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!

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Jun 3

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event Entrance , Staten Island  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
This free event is a special opportunity to spend a summer afternoon exploring the future park while the site is closed to the public.
Free!

Must See
Event

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jun 4

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jun 7

Bryant Park Spring Birding Tours

at Heiskell Plaza (in Bryant Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Discover the surprising diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home during migratory season.
Free!

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Jun 9

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!

Jun 9

Birding: Raptors

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

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!

Jun 9

Biking and Birding Adventure

at Ben Abrams Playground (in Bronx Park) , Bronx

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
We'll visit a variety of habitats by bike, hoping to see a diverse array of bird species that reside along the beautiful Bronx River Greenway.
Free!

Jun 9

Flora and Fauna Walk at Highbridge Park with Leslie Day

at Dyckman Street and 10th Avenue Entrance to Highbridge Park (in Highbridge Park) , Manhattan  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Come on a morning nature walk through Highbridge Park, an ideal spot to see many species of animals, insects, and birds.
Free!

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Jun 10

Summer Birding

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.
Free!

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Jun 16

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!

Jun 16

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tours

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Free!

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jun 23

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!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Jun 30

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!

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Jul 7

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!

Jul 7

Plover Day Festival

at Beach 86th Street and Shorefront Parkway (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk) , Queens

12:00 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Join us to celebrate nesting shorebirds! Enjoy educational activities and crafts at this family friendly event that raises awareness about the piping plover.
Free!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Jul 13

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!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Jul 14

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!

Jul 14

Ridgewood Reservoir Community Tour

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Join us to explore this incredible natural resource in the heart of NYC.
Free!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Jul 21

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!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Sep 14

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

Sep 22

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  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!

Must See
Event

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Oct 27

Bird Watching at the Reservoir

at Ridgewood Reservoir , Queens  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!

Related Information

Urban Park Rangers
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