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Urban Park Rangers: Wildlife Viewing

With the Urban Park Rangers as your guides, meet our many wild neighbors, from the salamanders of the forest floors to the bald eagles that soar our skies.

A park ranger holds up a peregrine falcon

Urban Wildlife Festival - Saturday, May 4
Meet some of NYC's wildest residents at the Urban Wildlife Fest and the kickoff of our Rangers 40th anniversary! See turtles, porcupines, birds of prey, and more up close and learn about their life here in NYC. 

Urban Park Rangers: Wildlife Viewing Events

Saturday, November 16, 2019

Nov16

Queens Park of the Month: Kissena Corridor Park

at 56th Road and 146th Street (in Kissena Corridor Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
The Queens Park of the Month series features some highlights of some local favorite parks.
Free!

Nov16

Birding: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m.
Be wise and join this Urban Park Ranger-led hike, as we look for this bird of prey. Participants are selected by lottery. Lottery registration begins on Wednesday, November 6.
Free!

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Nov23

Living with White-Tailed Deer

at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Through an Urban Park Ranger-led hike, you will learn about the impacts and signs of deer on Staten Island, and maybe even see these majestic animals.
Free!

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Nov24

Birding: Waterfowl

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn 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. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels. Beginners are welcome.
Free!

Nov24

Birding: Shorebirds and Fall Migrants

at Lemon Creek Pier (in Lemon Creek 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!

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Nov30

Explorer's Club: Seal Watch

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

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Winter is an amazing time of year to observe seals in the NY harbor estuary. You may be surprised by what looks like a rock in the distance, is actually a healthy seal.
Free!

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Dec 7

Birding Van Tour: Owls

at Pelham Bay ParkBronx

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Winter is the best time of year to spot owls. Participants are selected by lottery. Registration opens on Wednesday, November 27.
Free!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Dec 8

Bald Eagle Watch

at Palisade Avenue and Spaulding Lane (in Riverdale Park)Bronx

1:00 p.m.2:30 p.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!

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