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 free walks with Bryant Park, Van Cortlandt Park, and other NYC locations,
please click here.

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


Saturday, July 7th: Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands

Saturday, July 14th: SOLD OUT Breeding Birds of Nickerson Beach and Marine Study Area

Sunday, July 15th: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Sunday, July 22nd: Croton Point Park

Sunday, July 22nd: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Sunday, July 29th: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Thursday, August 2nd: SOLD OUT Shorebird Identification Workshop

Saturday, August 11th: Shorebird Walk in Jamaica Bay

Sunday, August 12th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Freshkills Park

Sunday, August 19th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Sunday, August 26th: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Wednesday, September 5th: SOLD OUT Wednesday Morning Fall Migration Walk Series

Thursday, September 6th: SOLD OUT Thursday Morning Fall Migration Walk Series

Friday, September 7th: SOLD OUT Fall Warblers Identification Workshop

Monday, September 10th: SOLD OUT Monday Evening Fall Migration Walk Series

Tuesday, September 11th: SOLD OUT Tuesday Evening Fall Migration Walk Series

Wednesday, September 12th: Wednesday Evening Fall Migration Walk Series

Saturday, September 15th: Intro to Birding, Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, September 16th: SOLD OUT Hook Mountain Hawk Watch

Sunday, September 16th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

 Sunday, September 16th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park


Ongoing Events


Sundays, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, 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. Ages 10 and up welcome with an adult. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see www.wavehill.org for more information)

Saturdays, April 28-July 21, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
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 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, call 212-691-7483. No registration necessary. No limit. Free


Friday, May 11th, July 13th, and September 14th, 6pm-7:30pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Riverside Park Summer on the Hudson
Meet at the park entrance at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on this family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River. No limit. No registration. Free

Saturdays, June 30 and August 4, 9-10:30am
Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at the Pier 1 park entrance where Old Fulton Street ends/intersects with Furman Street. Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque birdwalk along the Brooklyn waterfront. Target species include Barn Swallow and Gray Catbird (both of which nest in the park and will be raising young at this time), Laughing Gull, Common Tern, and more. Limited to 19. Free
Register for June 30th walk here.
Register for August 4th walk here.

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