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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

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Aug17

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Aug17

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 ends on August 10.
Free!

Must See
Event

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Aug18

'Over The Hill' Hilltop Hike: Tallapoosa Point

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Please note: Registration has ended.
Free!

Monday, August 19, 2019

Aug19

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Aug24

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Aug26

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Aug31

Rocking the Boat: Rowing & Birding

at Hunts Point Riverside ParkBronx This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.
Explore the Bronx River aboard student-built wooden rowboats, accompanied by staff who teach them about the local waterways.
Free!

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Sep 1

Heather Garden Tour with Ken Chaya

at Heather Garden (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Bring your binoculars and take a walking tour of the Heather Garden in Fort Tryon Park with expert naturalist Ken Chaya and learn about the dozens of plants currently in bloom.
Free!

Monday, September 9, 2019

Sep 9

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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!

Sep 9

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Sep12

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Friday, September 13, 2019

Sep13

Summer on the Hudson: Birding Tour

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

5:30 p.m.7:00 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!

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Sep15

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park

at Freshkills Park Event EntranceStaten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Experience the unique landscape and spectacular views the landfill-to-park project has to offer with tours, bicycling, and activities for all ages.
Free!

Must See
Event
Sep15

Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Park

at Idlewild Park at 225th Street (in Idlewild Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
This park in southeast Queens is a popular landing location for migrating birds.
Free!

Sep15

Birding: Fall Migrants

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our park rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Sep16

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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!

Sep16

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sep19

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Sep22

The New York City Naturalist Club: Fall Migration

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Sep22

Queens Park of the Month: Idlewild Birding by Canoe Adventure

at Idlewild ParkQueens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Enjoy a peaceful paddle in the wetlands of Jamaica Bay and view the incredible birds in this habitat. Participants are chosen by lottery. Registration opens on September 11.
Free!

Sep22

Ecosystem Explorers: Micro-Ecosystems

at Prospect Avenue and Brentwood Avenue (in Allison Pond Park)Staten Island

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Be an explorer with the Urban Park Rangers as we venture into habitats that exist in New York City Parks!
Free!

Best For
Kids
Sep22

Birding Along the Bronx River Foodway

at Inside the park at Bruckner Boulevard (in Concrete Plant Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a walk through Concrete Plant Park and learn about the Foodway while discovering the birds in your community.
Free!

Monday, September 23, 2019

Sep23

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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!

Sep23

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Sep26

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, September 30, 2019

Sep30

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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!

Sep30

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Oct 3

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Oct 7

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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!

Oct 7

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Oct10

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Monday, October 14, 2019

Oct14

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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!

Oct14

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Oct17

Bryant Park: Birding Tours

at Bryant ParkManhattan 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 with guided tours.
Free!

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