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

Wednesday, September 9: Morning Fall Migration Walks in Central Park, with Joe Giunta

Thursday, September 10: Fall Warblers, with Joe Giunta

Monday, September 14: Monday Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Tuesday, September 15: Tuesday Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Wednesday, September 16: Wednesday Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Thursday, September 17: Morning Fall Migration Walks in Central Park II, with Joe Giunta

Sunday, September 20: Hook Mountain Hawk Watch, NY, with Joe Giunta

Friday, September 25: Fall Migrants of Central Park, with Kellye Rosenheim

Saturday, September 26: Jamaica Bay Sunset Ecology Cruise

Sunday, September 27: Fall Migrants of Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, with Tod Winston and Joe McManus

Friday, October 2: Migration Along the Barrier Islands, with Tod Winston

Saturday, October 3: The Raptor Trust and Great Swamp, NJ, with Tod Winston and Don Riepe

Thursday, October 8: Sparrow ID Workshop, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 10: Hawk Watch at Fort Tilden, with Don Riepe

Sunday, October 11: Birding Gems of Staten Island, Freshkills Park, with Cliff Hagen

NEW! Thursday, October 15: Raptor ID Workshop, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 17: NYC Audubon Day at Hawk Mountain, PA, with Gabriel Willow

Thursday, October 22: Beginning Birding, with Tod Winston

Saturday, October 24: Fall Foliage Hike in the Greenbelt, Staten Island, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, October 31: Fall Migration on Randall's Island, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, November 7: Ducks, Raptors, and More at Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, November 8: Snow Geese and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ, with Joe Giunta

Saturday, November 14: Winter Waterfowl Workshop, with Don Riepe


Ongoing Events



Saturdays, April 4-November 28, 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 14 – October 19, 8-9am
Thursdays, September 17 – October 22, 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



Sundays, September 27 through October 25, 2015, 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 can be borrowed from the Visitor Center. Limited to 20. Age 5 and up. Free, pre-registration recommended. For weather cancellation updates and pre-registration information, call 212-772-0288.



Sundays, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13, 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 (see www.wavehill.org for more information)  


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