Local Trips and Classes
Central Park Birding
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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,
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Upcoming Local Trips & Classes - Click on each event title to learn more
Thursday, September 4 and Sunday, September 7: Fall Warblers Workshop (Class and Field Trip)
Wednesday, September 10: Morning Fall Migration Walks in Central Park with Joe Giunta begin
Saturday, September 13: Birding Gems of Queens: Udalls Cove and Ravine Natural Resource Area with Jeff Kollbrunner
Monday, September 15: Monday Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park with Gabriel Willow begin
Tuesday, September 16: Tuesday Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park with Gabriel Willow begin
Wednesday, September 17: Wednesday Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park with Gabriel Willow begin
Sunday, September 21: Hook Mountain Hawk Watch with Joe Giunta
Thursday, September 25: Fall Foliage Bird Walk in Queens Botanical Garden with Jeff Kollbrunner
Saturday, September 27: Birding Gems of Queens: Strack Pond in Forest Park with Jeff Kollbrunner
Saturday, September 27: Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise with American Littoral Society
Sunday, September 28: Birding by Canoe in Constitution Marsh with Gabriel Willow
Saturday, October 4: Birding Gems of Queens: "The Waterhole" in Forest Park with Jeff Kollbrunner
Sunday, October 5: Fall Migrants of Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx, with Tod Winston and Joseph McManus
Sunday, October 5: Hawk Watch at Fort Tilden with American Littoral Society
Thursday, October 9: Sparrow Identification Workshop with Gabriel Willow
Saturday, October 11: Raptor Trust and Great Swamp, NJ with Don Riepe and Tod Winston
Thursday, October 16: Fall Roost at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center River Pavillion
Saturday, October 18: NYC Audubon Day at Hawk Mountain, PA, with Gabriel Willow
Sunday, October 19: Birding Gems of Queens: Alley Pond Park with Jeff Kollbrunner
Sunday, October 19: Hike to the Greenbelt's Moses Mountain, Staten Island, with Gabriel Willow
Thursday, October 23: Beginning Birding with Tod Winston
Sunday, October 26: Fall Migration on Randall's Island with Gabriel Willow
Sunday, November 2: Pelham Bay Park: Ducks, Raptors, and More, with Gabriel Willow
Sunday, November 9: Snow Geese and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ, with Joe Giunta
Sunday, November 16: Birding Gems of Queens: Willow Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park with Jeff Kollbrunner
Saturday, December 6: Winter Waterfowl Workshop at Jamaica Bay with Gateway National Recreation Area
Saturday, December 6: Van Trip to the Winter Waterfowl Workshop at Jamaica Bay
BIRDING FOR FAMILIES
Sundays, September 7-November 30, 10-11am
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.