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: Fall walks will become available for member-only online registration Monday, August 6th at 9am. General online registration will begin Monday, August 20th at 9am. 

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

Sunday, August 19th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Saturday, August 25th: Jamaica Bay Shorebird Festival

Sunday, August 26th: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Wednesday, September 5th: SOLD OUT Wednesday Morning Fall Migration Walk Series

Thursday, September 6th: SOLD OUT Thursday Morning Fall Migration Walk Series

Friday, September 7th: Fall Warblers Identification Workshop

Saturday, September 8th: Morning Fall Migration Walk in Prospect Park

Monday, September 10th: SOLD OUT Monday Evening Fall Migration Walk Series

Tuesday, September 11th: SOLD OUT Tuesday Evening Fall Migration Walk Series

Wednesday, September 12th: Wednesday Evening Fall Migration Walk Series

Saturday, September 15th: SOLD OUT Intro to Birding, Bird Walk in Central Park

Saturday, September 15th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park

Saturday, September 15th: International Coastal Cleanup Day

Sunday, September 16th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Sunday, September 16th: Fall Migration on Randall's Island

Sunday, September 16th: SOLD OUT Hook Mountain Hawk Watch

Thursday, September 20th: Bird Walk in the North Woods, Central Park

Saturday, September 22nd: Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise

Sunday, September 30th: SOLD OUT Migration Along the Barrier Islands, LI

Sunday, September 30th: Pollinator Party and Monarch Festival

Thursday, October 4th: Sparrow Identification Workshop

Thursday, October 11th: Raptor Identification Workshop

Saturday, October 13th: Fall Migrants of Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, October 13th: NYC Audubon Day at Hawk Mountain, PA

Saturday, October 13th: Hawk Migration at Fort Tilden, Queens

Sunday, October 14th: Fall Migrants of Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx

Tuesday, October 16th: Beginning Birding

Saturday, October 20th: SOLD OUT Raptor Trust and Great Swamp, NJ

Sunday, October 21st: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Freshkills Park

Sunday, October 21st: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Sunday, October 21st: Jamaica Bay Raptorama

Saturday, October 27th: Morning Fall Migration Walk in Prospect Park

Sunday, October 28th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Fall Hike in the Greenbelt

Saturday, November 3rd: SOLD OUT Ducks, Raptors, and More at Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx

Sunday, November 11th: Snow, Geese, and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ

Sunday, November 11th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Saturday, November 17th: Winter Waterfowl Workshop, Jamaica Bay

Saturday, November 17th: Van Trip to the Winter Waterfowl Workshop

Sunday, December 2nd: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Freshkills Park

Sunday, December 9th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

 

Ongoing Free Events

BIRDING BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Saturday, August 4, 9-10:30am
Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at the Pier 1 park entrance where Old Fulton Street ends/intersects with Furman Street. Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque birdwalk along the Brooklyn waterfront. Target species include Barn Swallow and Gray Catbird (both of which nest in the park and will be raising young at this time), Laughing Gull, Common Tern, and more. Limited to 19. Free
Register here.
 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, September 1 - November 24, 9-10:30am
Guides: NYC Audubon, Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy
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 forth 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, please call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free.

 

FALL MIGRATION BIRD WALKS AT THE BATTERY, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Wednesdays, September 5-October 10, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow to explore the migrating birds that find food and habitat on lower Manhattan's waterfront. RSVP preferred, click here to register. No limit. Free

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays September 8 and October 20, and Sundays, September 23, October 7 and 28, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: Corey Finger
With Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable resources that the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Register for one date or the whole series of five walks (walk-ins welcome). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar to register. Each walk limited to 25. Free (with Garden admission)

 

BIRDING BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Sunday, September 9 and Saturday, October 6, 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. Target species include Barn Swallow and Gray Catbird (both of which nest in the Park and will be raising young at this time), Laughing Gull, Common Tern, and more. Limited to 19. Free

Register for the September 9th walk here

Register for the October 6th walk here

 

FALL BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9, 9:30-11:30am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
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).

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK
Mondays, September 10-October 15, 8-9am
Thursdays, September 13-October 18, 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

 

BIRDING TOURS OF THE NORTH WOODS, CENTRAL PARK
Mondays, September 10-24, 5:30-7pm
Wednesdays, September 12-26, 5:30-7pm
Fridays, September 14-28, 5:30-7pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
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

 

RIVERSIDE PARK SUMMER ON HUDSON BIRD WALKS
Friday, September 14th, 6pm-7:30pm
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
 

BIRD WALK AT THE EVERGREENS CEMETERY, QUEENS
Sunday, October 21, 9am-10am
Guide: Corey Finger
With The Evergreens Cemetery
Meet inside the cemetery entrance at Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street. Join us for a family-friendly walk exploring the serene grounds of the cemetery as we keep an eye out for the variety of species that call The Evergreens home. Moderately strenuous with many hills and stairs. Click here to register. No limit. Free

 


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