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 weekly walks with Bryant Park, Van Cortlandt Park, and other NYC locations,
please click here.

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

Saturday, September 23: Birding Gems of Staten Island, Clove Lakes Park

Saturday, September 23: Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise

Sunday, September 24: NEW Hidden Gems Birding by Subway Series, Kissena Park, Queens

Friday, September 29: Morning Fall Migration Walk Central Park, North End

Thursday, October 5: Sparrow Identification Workshop

Saturday, October 7: Fall Raptor Migration at Fort Tilden

Thursday, October 12: SOLD OUT Raptor Identification Workshop

Friday, October 13: Morning Fall Migration Walk Central Park, North End

Saturday, October 14: SOLD OUT NYC Audubon Day at Hawk Mountain, PA

Saturday, October 14: Fall Migrants of Inwood Hill Park

Sunday, October 15: Birding Gems of Staten Island, Freshkills Park

Sunday, October 15: Fall Migration on Randall's Island

Monday, October 16: DATE CHANGE Beginning Birding, with Tod Winston

Friday, October 27: Morning Fall Migration Walk in Central Park, North End

Saturday, October 28: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park

Sunday, October 29: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Sunday, October 29: Snow Geese and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ

Saturday, November 4: Ducks, Raptors and More at Pelham Bay Park, Bronx

Saturday, November 18: Winter Waterfowl Workshop, Jamaica Bay

Saturday, November 18: Van Trip to the Winter Waterfowl Workshop, Jamaica Bay

Ongoing Events

August: Thursdays–Sundays, 3-4pm
September and October: Saturdays and Sundays, 2-3pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
Meet at Nolan Park house #17. Join NYC Audubon for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 175 species recorded on www.ebird.org. Learn about the island’s fascinating history and search for fall migrants, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

Saturdays, September 2, September

16, and October 14
Sundays, October 1 and October 29
Guide: NYC Audubon
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. Register for one date or the whole series of five free walks (walk-ins welcome!). Binoculars available. Limited to 25. Appropriate for all ages. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.wavehill.org. Free with Garden admission

Saturdays, September 2–November 25, 8-9:30am
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


Mondays, September 11–October 16, 8-9am

Thursdays, September 14–October 19, 5-6pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Bryant Park Corporation
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and 6th Avenue entrance to the park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


Wednesdays, September 27, October 4, and October 11, 8am-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
Join us for a Bird Walk in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Free

Sundays, August 13, September 10, November 12, December 10 9:30-11:30am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Wave Hill
Meet at the Perkins Visitor Center. 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. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see www.wavehill.org for more information)


Sunday, September 17, 9am-10am
Guides: Corey Finger
With the Cemetery of the Evergreens

Meet inside the Cemetery Entrance at Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street. Explore the delights of this hidden gem by taking a tour of historic Evergreens Cemetery and its fall migrants. Moderately strenuous with many hills and stairs.  No limit. Suggested donation. Register here.

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