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

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dec 3

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 3

COASTAL CLASSROOM AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
The Coastal Classroom After school Program is designed to support middle school students to create meaningful relationships with their waterfront parks. Starting in mid October...
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Dec 5

Birding: Winter Birds

at Wolfe's Pond ParkStaten Island

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Dec 5

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Dec 9

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec 9

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Dec10

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Dec12

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at 155th Street and Baisley Boulevard (in Baisley Pond Park)Queens

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Dec16

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

1:30 p.m.3:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids
Dec16

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

3:30 p.m.5:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Dec17

CITYPARKS GREEN GIRLS EMPOWERED BY ING AFTER SCHOOL

at Virtual/Online Only

2:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Green Girls Afterschool is an environmental science club that will engage middle school girls throughout the school year in fun-filled online adventures about New York City’s…
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Dec19

Staten Island Christmas Bird Count

at Parking Lot (in High Rock Park)Staten Island

9:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.
Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Dec19

Seal Watch

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

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

Sunday, December 20, 2020

Dec20

Winter Wonderland Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

Dec20

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at Bush Terminal Piers (in Bush Terminal Park)Brooklyn

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Discover the amazing variety of birds that winter here in NYC. Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome.
Free!

Dec20

Forest Park Super Hike

at The Overlook Parking Lot (in Forest Park)Queens This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
This extensive hike of Forest Park highlights the hiking trails of Forest Park. We recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots.
Free!

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Saturday, December 26, 2020

Dec26

Birding: Bald Eagle Watch

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Winter is a spectacular season for observing bald eagles in New York City parks. See if you can spot any on this adventure with our Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

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Dec26

Sunset Hike

at Blue Heron Nature Center (in Blue Heron Park)Staten Island This is an Accessible location

3:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
As the sun hangs low over on the horizon, the park morphs into a magical realm. Witness the wonder of sunset with the Urban Park Rangers.
Free!

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Dec27

End of the Year Hike

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

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City.
Free!

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