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, Central Park, and Van Cortlandt Park,
please click here.
 


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

Saturday, September 24: Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise, with Don Riepe

Saturday, September 24: GCEF EcoFest

Sunday, September 25: Fall Migrants of Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, with Tod Winston and Joe McManus

Friday, September 30: Friday Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 1: The Raptor Trust and Great Swamp, NJ, with Tod Winston and Don Riepe

Sunday, October 2: Birding Gems of Queens - Evergreens Cemetery and the Ridgewood Reservoirs, with Kellye Rosenheim

Thursday, October 6: Sparrow ID Workshop, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 8: Migration Along the Barrier Islands, Queens, with Tod Winston

Saturday, October 8: Fall Raptor Migration, with Don Riepe

Thursday, October 13: Raptor ID Workshop, with Gabriel Willow

Friday, October 14: Friday Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 15: Fall Migrants of Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, with Annie Barry

Saturday, October 15: NYC Audubon Day at Hawk Mountain, PA, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, October 16: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Freshkills Park, with Cliff Hagen

Thursday, October 20: Beginning Birding, with Tod Winston

Friday, October 28: Friday Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 29: Fall Foliage Hike in the Greenbelt, Staten Island, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, October 30: Fall Migration on Randall's Island, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, November 5: Ducks, Raptors, and More, at Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, November 6: Morning Fall Migration Walk in Prospect Park, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, November 6: Snow Geese and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ, with Joe Giunta

Saturday, November 19: Van Trip to the Winter Waterfowl Workshop at Jamaica Bay, with Tod Winston

Saturday, November 19: Winter Watefowl Workshop at Jamaica Bay

Ongoing Events 

 

BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, October 9, November 13, December 11, 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. Walks run rain or shine. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see www.wavehill.org for more information). Limited to 20. Meet at Perkins Visitor Center at 9:30am

 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, September 3 - November 26, 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.

 

BIRDING BASICS FOR FAMILIES: THE RAMBLE, CENTRAL PARK
Saturdays, September 3–October 1, 10-11am
Guides: NYC Audubon, Conservancy Discovery Guides
Offered by the Central Park Conservancy
Meet at Belvedere Castle (inside the Park, mid-Park just north of the 79th Street transverse). Experience Central Park’s precious bird habitat and migration hot spot with Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy’s work has made the Park a sanctuary for birds. Binoculars available. Free, pre-registration recommended. For weather cancellation updates and pre-registration information, call 212-772-0288.

 

BIRDING BASICS FOR FAMILIES: NORTH WOODS, CENTRAL PARK
Sundays, September 4–October 2, 10-11am
Guides: NYC Audubon, Conservancy Discovery Guides
Offered by the Central Park Conservancy
Meet at the Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues). Experience Central Park’s precious bird habitat and migration hot spot with Conservancy Discovery Guides and NYC Audubon. Witness firsthand how the Conservancy’s work has made the Park a sanctuary for birds. Binoculars available. Limited to 20. Age 5 and up. Free, pre-registration recommended. For weather cancellation updates and pre-registration information, call 212-772-0288.

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK
Mondays, September 12 – October 17, 8-9am
Thursdays, September 15 – October 20, 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

 

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