Events & Adventures
Local Trips and Classes
BIRDING FOR FAMILIES
Sundays, September 7-December 7, 10-11am (Note: No walk on November 2)
Guide: NYC Audubon
Offered by the Central Park Conservancy
Meet at the Dana Discovery Center (inside the park at 110th Street between Lenox and Fifth Avenues). Bring the kids and visit one of New York City’s richest bird habitats. As a family, learn how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Dana Center. For weather cancellation information, call 212-860-1370. Limited to 20. Ages 5 and up. Free.
FALL BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays September 14, October 12, November 9, and December 14, 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. Advanced registration is recommended, either online at www.wavehill.org, at the Perkins Visitor Center, or by calling 718-549-3200 x251. (Walks run rain or shine; in case of severe weather call the number above for updates.) Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission.
BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK, MANHATTAN
Thursdays, September 25-October 23, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With the 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.
VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, through November 29, 2014, 8-9:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon Naturalist
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.