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

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

 Ongoing Events

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.

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.

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.

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.


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