Wildlife

A turtle hangs out on a rock in Morningside Park

Meet and learn about NYC's wildlife neighbors, from the fish and crabs of our waters to the hawks and eagles of our skies. Our expert Urban Park Rangers, Parks Wildlife Unit, and our partners and friends lead wildlife-viewing tours and lectures all across the New York City. Join us! To learn more about NYC's wildlife and what to do when encountering wildlife, please visit our Urban Wildlife page

Wildlife Events

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Apr 8

CANCELLED: Central Park's Open Birding Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Drop by the Hallett Nature Sanctuary and watch for migratory birds during peak migration season! Ideal for beginning birders and families, Open Birding provides an opportunity to bird…
Free!

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Apr11

CANCELLED: The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Monday, April 13, 2020

Apr13

CANCELLED: Central Park's Discovery Walk for Families: Shakespeare Garden

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works. Learn about the architecture, landscapes,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Apr15

CANCELLED: Central Park's Open Birding Hours: Hallett Nature Sanctuary

at Hallett Nature Sanctuary (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Drop by the Hallett Nature Sanctuary and watch for migratory birds during peak migration season! Ideal for beginning birders and families, Open Birding provides an opportunity to bird…
Free!

Apr15

CANCELLED: Central Park's Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Apr16

CANCELLED: The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Apr18

CANCELLED: CANCELLED: Van Cortlandt Lake Cleanup

at Van Cortlandt Golf House (in Van Cortlandt Park)Bronx This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance as we care for Van Cortlandt Lake by removing trash from the lake and its shoreline.
Free!

Apr18

CANCELLED: Central Park's Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Apr18

CANCELLED: Central Park's Spring Blooms Tour

at Glade Arch (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come see Central Park at one of the most colorful times of the year! You’ll explore some of Central Park’s most beautiful sights while learning about the Park’s…

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Apr19

CANCELLED: Central Park's Spring Blooms Tour

at Glade Arch (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come see Central Park at one of the most colorful times of the year! You’ll explore some of Central Park’s most beautiful sights while learning about the Park’s…

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Apr21

CANCELLED: The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Apr22

CANCELLED: Central Park's Spring Blooms Tour

at Glade Arch (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
Come see Central Park at one of the most colorful times of the year! You’ll explore some of Central Park’s most beautiful sights while learning about the Park’s…

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Apr25

CANCELLED: Central Park's Spring Blooms Tour

at Glade Arch (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come see Central Park at one of the most colorful times of the year! You’ll explore some of Central Park’s most beautiful sights while learning about the Park’s…

Sunday, April 26, 2020

Apr26

CANCELLED: The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Apr30

CANCELLED: Central Park's Spring Blooms Tour

at Glade Arch (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
Come see Central Park at one of the most colorful times of the year! You’ll explore some of Central Park’s most beautiful sights while learning about the Park’s…

Sunday, May 3, 2020

May 3

CANCELLED: Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Saturday, May 9, 2020

May 9

CANCELLED: Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

May 9

CANCELLED: The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May13

CANCELLED: Central Park Birding Basics: The North Woods

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

10:00 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Central Park welcomes more than 270 bird species each year. Learn the basics of bird identification while exploring the North Woods, the largest woodland landscape in the Park.
Free!

Saturday, May 16, 2020

May16

Central Park's Discovery Walk for Families: Shakespeare Garden

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works. Learn about the architecture, landscapes,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May19

The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Thursday, May 21, 2020

May21

The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

12:00 p.m.1:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Saturday, May 23, 2020

May23

Central Park's Discovery Walk for Families: Shakespeare Garden

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a guided walk through Shakespeare Garden, which features flowers included in the writer’s great works. Learn about the architecture, landscapes,…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Friday, May 29, 2020

May29

The North Woods Tour

at Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

2:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.
The North Woods is the largest of the Park's woodlands, offering a 40-acre forest retreat in the middle of New York City to the benefit of wildlife and human visitors alike. Tour…

Saturday, May 30, 2020

May30

Central Park's Discovery Walks for Families: The Ramble

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

11:00 a.m.12:30 p.m.
Get "lost" with us in the Ramble! Explore how this carefully planned woodland provides habitat for a variety of wildlife. Discover who calls the forest floor, the Lake…
Free!

Best For
Kids

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