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Get up, get out, and do something! Just about any day of the year, you can find something fun, informative, and healthy to enjoy at an area park. Feel free to browse the listings below, or use the search tools to find an event that matches your interests and location.

Viewing 10 events
from May 20, 2017 (x) to May 21, 2017 (x)
in Birding (x) category

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May20

Bird Walks

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

8:00 a.m.9:30 a.m.
Head to the park to join bird walks led by experts from the NYC Audubon! Bird walks focus on wildlife happenings in the park.
Category: Birding, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Birding Bonanza

at Little Hell Gate Salt Marsh (in Randall's Island Park), Manhattan

10:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.
At our Birding Bonanza event, expert guides from both the Randall's Island Park Alliance and NYC Audubon help you explore the park while you seek and discover our feathered island residents.
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, It's My Park, Waterfront, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Rangers Choice: Calvert Vaux Park Discovery Hike

at Calvert Vaux Park, Brooklyn

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
This beautifully-restored parkland holds remnants of sunken barges that have been taken over by nature.
Category: Birding, Nature, History, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Discovery Walks for Families: Beginning Birders

at Belvedere Castle (in Central Park), Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Bring your family for a guided walk and discover why Central Park is a sanctuary for plants, animals, and humans alike. Learn about the architecture, landscapes, and ecosystems of the…
Category: Birding, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May20

For The Birds Festival: A Celebration of All Things Avian

at Conference House Park Visitor Center (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.
Come discover and celebrate NYC's avian residents at Conference House Park's For The Birds Festival.
Category: Arts & Crafts, Birding, Education, Nature, Festivals, Best for Kids, Tours, Talks, Waterfront, Seniors, Hiking, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May20

Art Exhibition: Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County

at H.H. Biddle House (in Conference House Park), Staten Island This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Flora/Fauna/Feathers of Richmond County sponsored by Protectors of Pine Oak Woods, Staten Island’s land conservation organization. Come view original artwork celebrating nature…
Category: Birding, Nature, Art, Wildlife
Free!

May20

Birds of Prey

at Beach 87th Street Playground (in Rockaway Beach and Boardwalk), Queens

4:00 p.m.5:00 p.m.
This is an exciting chance to meet live Hawks, Owls and Falcons. Learn about the many adaptions that make these animals some of the most skilled hunters on the planet.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

May21

Bird Watching

at Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park), 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 Jean Loscalzo of the Queens County Bird Club. Binoculars recommended.
Category: Birding, Education, Nature, Tours, Wildlife
Free!

May21

Birding: Hawk Watch

at Parking Area (in High Rock Park), Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.
The Urban Park Rangers will teach you how to use your eyes and ears to find these birds of prey in this enchanting woodland.
Category: Birding, Nature, Wildlife
Free!

Must See
Event
May21

Bird Walks with New York City Audubon

at Queens Botanical Garden, Queens

9:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.
Spot and identify creatures of flight and learn how Queens Botanical Garden provides important resources for birds—like water, shelter, and insects to eat.
Category: Birding, Nature, Best for Kids

Best For
Kids

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