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

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Mar 7

Birding: Winter Waterfowl

at West 100 Street and Central Park West (in Central Park)Manhattan

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!

Mar 7

Deer Exploration Hike

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

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Our Urban Park Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots as we explore the park in search of one of white-tailed deer!
Free!

Sunday, March 14, 2021

Mar14

Birding: Raptor Watch

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

11:00 a.m.12:00 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. Appropriate for all skill levels.
Free!

Saturday, March 20, 2021

Mar20

Nature Exploration: Marine Park

at Salt Marsh Nature Center (in Marine Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

11:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.
Join the Rangers for a nature exploration walk through Marine Park.
Free!

Mar20

Historic New York: Fort Tryon

at Anne Loftus Playground (in Fort Tryon Park)Manhattan This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
Join the Urban Park Rangers in exploring the natural and human history of Fort Tryon Park.
Free!

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Mar21

Birding: Spring Migrants

at Rose Avenue and Oak Avenue (in Kissena Park)Queens

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. On this program, we search for birds that have gotten an early start on the Spring migration season.
Free!

Best For
Kids

Saturday, March 27, 2021

Mar27

Birding: Spring Migrants

at Isham Street and Seaman Avenue (in Inwood Hill Park)Manhattan

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. On this program, we search for birds that have gotten an early start on the Spring migration season.
Free!

Best For
Kids
Mar27

Wildlife Viewing: City Squirrels

at Fort Greene Park Visitor Center (in Fort Greene Park)Brooklyn This is an Accessible location

1:00 p.m.2:00 p.m.
New York City is home to an amazing abundance of wildlife. Our Rangers will guide you to the best wildlife viewing spots in the urban jungle.
Free!

Sunday, March 28, 2021

Mar28

Birding: Birding 101

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

10:00 a.m.11:00 a.m.
Birding programs are appropriate for all skill levels and beginners are welcome. On this program, learn the very basics of bird watching as a hobby.
Free!

Best For
Kids

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