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. 

hawk in the sky

Fall Migration
Fall migration has begun! Learn about migratory birds passing through NYC on their journey south and listen to our Good Migrations playlist while you're out birding! 

owl in the park

Raptor Fest
Meet owls, hawks, and falcons up close at Raptor Fest with the Urban Park Rangers at Prospect Park on Sunday, September 18, 2022.

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Sunday, April 3, 2022

Apr 3

First Sunday Bird Walks in Prospect Park

at Audubon Center at the Boathouse (in Prospect Park)Brooklyn 
This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Join the Brooklyn Bird Club and Prospect Park Alliance on the first Sunday of each month as we explore Prospect Park for resident and migratory birds that visit throughout the different seasons.
Free!

Monday, April 18, 2022

Apr18

Earth Week Event | Birding 101

at Nevada Avenue Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

2:30 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Learn about the basics of birding on this afternoon hike through the Greenbelt.
Free!

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Apr23

Freshkills Park Alliance Earth Day Festival

at Freshkills Park Staten Island OfficeStaten Island

11:00 a.m.3:00 p.m.
Enjoy community planting, seed ball making, upcycled art, plant identification, a mobile science lab, family storytime, mindful movement exercises, and a bike decoration and ride event.
Free!

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Apr29

City Nature Challenge: Forest Park Hike

at Buddy Monument (in Forest Park)Queens 
This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
For the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff on a hike around Forest Park to explore the diversity of spring wildflowers.
Free!

Apr29

City Nature Challenge: Calvert Vaux Park Bio Blitz

at Pollinator Place (in Calvert Vaux Park)Brooklyn

12:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Participate in the City Nature Challenge, an annual bioblitz to document plants and urban wildlife.
Free!

Apr29

City Nature Challenge: Van Cortlandt Hike

at Riding Stables Parking Lot (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
For the City Nature Challenge, join NYC Parks staff on a hike around Van Cortlandt Northwest woods to explore the diversity of spring wildflowers.
Free!

Saturday, April 30, 2022

Apr30

City Nature Challenge: Biodiversity Counts

at Garibaldi Plaza (in Washington Square Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join us on April 30 to observe nature and share your photos with NYC and the world.
Free!

Apr30

City Nature Challenge: Birds & Insects ID Walk

at Ridgewood ReservoirQueens 
This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
For the City Nature Challenge Ridgewood Reservoir Team, NYC H2O's Birds and Insect ID Walk will be led by naturalist Ken Chaya.
Free!

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Apr30

City Nature Challenge: Bioblitz

at Friends of Van Cortlandt Park Compost Demo Site (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
Join Van Cortlandt Park Alliance ecologists in documenting the park's biodiversity for the City Nature Challenge.
Free!

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Apr30

City Nature Challenge: Henry Hudson Park

at Independence Ave and W 227th Street (in Henry Hudson Park)Bronx 
This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Friends of Spuyten Duyvil to look for, learn about, and photograph the plants and creatures around us during the City Nature Challenge.
Free!

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