Local Trips and Classes

[b]Central Park Birding[/b]Central Park Birding

Come out and see what New York City has to offer!

NYC Audubon offers a great variety of trips and classes right here close to home, in all five boroughs and beyond. Please browse our selections of local trips and classes below.

To read about ongoing free walks with Bryant Park, Van Cortlandt Park, and other NYC locations,
please click here.
 


PLEASE NOTE: Spring walks will become available for member-only online registration MONDAY, FEBRUARY 4th at 9am. General online registration will open to the public on Monday, February 25th at 9am. 

Upcoming Local Trips & Classes - Click on each event title to learn more 

Wednesday, April 24th: SOLD OUT Wednesday Morning Spring Migration Walks in Central Park

Thursday, April 25th: SOLD OUT Thursday Morning Spring Migration Walks in Central Park

Friday, April 26th: SOLD OUT A Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Saturday, April 27th: Spring Migration at Jamaica Bay

Sunday, April 28th: The Birds of Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx

Tuesday, April 30th: Woodcock Moon Prowl at Jamaica Bay

Friday, May 3rd: SOLD OUT A Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 3rd: SOLD OUT Introduction to Birdsong

Saturday, May 4th: Spring Walk in Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, May 4th: Spring Migration on Randall's Island

Sunday, May 5th: SOLD OUT Dawn Birdsong in Central Park's North Woods

Sunday, May 5th: SOLD OUT Nature Sketching for Better Birding

Friday, May 10th: SOLD OUT Central Park's Summit Rock and Ramble

Friday, May 10th: SOLD OUT A Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 10th: SOLD OUT Spring Warblers Class

Saturday, May 11th: SOLD OUT Sterling Forest Warblers

Saturday, May 11th: Spring Migrants at Inwood Hill Park

Sunday, May 12th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Monday, May 13th: SOLD OUT Early Morning Birdsong in the Ramble

Tuesday, May 14th: SOLD OUT Bird Walk in the North Woods, Central Park

Tuesday, May 14th: SOLD OUT Peak Migration Day at Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay

Friday, May 17th: A Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 17th: SOLD OUT Prospect Park Bird Walk

Saturday, May 18th: SOLD OUT The Birds of Rockefeller State Preserve, NY

Saturday, May 18th: DATE CHANGE An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Saturday, May 18th: Nesting Peregrines and Red-tails of the Upper West Side

Sunday, May 19th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park

Saturday, May 25th: SOLD OUT Birding South Brooklyn - Marine Park and Plumb Beach

Sunday, May 26th: CANCELLED Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise

Friday, May 31st: SOLD OUT The Breeding Birds of Doodletown Road

Sunday, June 2nd: The Breeding Birds of Jamaica Bay

Saturday, June 8th: SOLD OUT The Parakeets of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

Saturday, June 15th: Birds and Plants - The NY Botanical Garden in Springtime

Sunday, June 16th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Saturday, June 22nd: SOLD OUT Explore the NJ Meadowlands by Pontoon Boat

Saturday, June 22nd: SOLD OUT Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands

 

Ongoing Free Events

 

WINTER BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, March 10, April 14, and May 12,  9:30-11:30am
With Wave Hill
Naturalist Gabriel Willow contributes his extensive knowledge of bird species and their behaviors on these captivating walks. Wave Hill’s garden setting overlooking the Hudson River flyway provides the perfect habitat for resident and migrating birds. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. Limited to 20. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see www.wavehill.org for more information). 

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PELHAM BAY PARK BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Sundays, March 24-June 30 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Pelham Bay Park
Before May 20th: Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot
May 20th-June 30th: Meet at Rodman's Neck Parking Lot
Join us to explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of spring migrants. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays, March 30 and April 27 and May 18, 9:30-10:30am
Sundays, April 7 and April 14, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable resources the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Register for one date or the whole series of five walks (walk-ins welcome). To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar. Each walk limited to 25. Free (with Garden admission)

 

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ADVANCED BIRD WALKS IN PELHAM BAY, THE BRONX
Wednesday, April 17 and May 15, 8-10am
Guides: Joe McManus and Jack Rothman
With Pelham Bay Park
Meet at the Orchard Beach parking lot. Join us to explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. This advanced bird walk will seek out spring migrants, waterfowl, and more. Advanced registration preferred but not required. No limit. Free

Click here to RSVP for May 15

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK
Mondays, April 22-June 3, 8-9am
Thursdays, April 25-June 6, 5-6pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Bryant Park Corporation
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance to the Park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

DROP IN AND BIRD: MORNING MIGRATION IN CENTRAL PARK
Mondays, April 22-May 20, 7:30-9am
Guide: Harry Maas
Meet at 72nd Street and Fifth Avenue. Drop in and bird with NYC Audubon's Harry Maas in Central Park, one of the premier birding spots in all the United States. As many as 30 bright and colorful warbler species can be seen on a spring morning in the park! Come join us in our search of these beautiful songbirds and other migrants at the height of spring migration. Just as Central Park is welcoming to migrating birds looking to rest up and stoke up energy for the next leg of their migration, this walk is welcoming to birders of all skill levels looking to experience the wonders of spring migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING TOURS OF THE NORTH WOODS, CENTRAL PARK
Mondays, April 22-May 20, 5:30pm-7pm
Wednesdays, April 24-May 22, 5:30pm-7pm
Fridays, April 26-May 24, 5:30pm-7pm
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Meet at the 103rd Street and Central Park West entrance to the Park. Discover birding in the more serene northern part of Central Park during the height of songbird migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

 

THE BATTERY BIRD WALKS, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Tuesdays, April 23, 30, May 7, 14 and 21, 8-9am
Wednesdays, April 24, May 1, 8, 15 and 22, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to Battery Park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and The Battery Conservancy to explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. RSVP preferred. No limit. Free.

Click here to register

 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, April 27-July 20, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. The history of birding and Van Cortlandt Park are inseparable. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank got their starts on Van Cortlandt’s ecologically diverse grounds. These walks celebrate the tradition set by these great ornithologists. Participants will look for various species of residents and migrants and discuss a wide range of avian topics. For more information, call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

  

RIVERSIDE PARK SUMMER ON HUDSON BIRD WALKS
Friday, May 10, July 12 and September 13, 5:30-7pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Riverside Park Summer on the Hudson
Meet at the park entrance at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on this family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River. No limit. No registration. Free

 

SPRING MIGRATION IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK WITH HEATHER WOLF
Saturday June 15, 9-10:30am
Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at Pier 1 park entrance at the intersection of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque bird walk along the Brooklyn waterfront in search of spring migrants. Visit www.nycaudubon.org/birding-bk-bridge to register. Limited to 19. Free

Click here to RSVP for June 15th walk 

 

 

 


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