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 click here. 

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

Monday, April 7 and Thursday, April 10: Bryant Park Birding Tours with Gabriel Willow begin

Tuesday, April 22: Tuesday Evening Spring Migration Walks in Central Park with Gabriel Willow begin

Wednesday, April 23: Morning Spring Migration Walks in Central Park with Joe Giunta begin

Wednesday, April 23: Wednesday Evening Spring Migration Walks in Central Park with Gabriel Willow begin

Thursday, April 24: Introduction to Bird Song with Joe Giunta begins

Saturday, April 26: Spring Migration Workshop at Jamaica Bay with Don Riepe

Thursday, May 1: Spring Warblers with Joe Giunta begins

Saturday, May 3: Biking & Birding: Clove Lakes and Silver Lake Parks, Staten Island

Saturday, May 3: Explore the Bronx River with Rocking the Boat

Friday, May 9: Peak Migration Day at Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay

Saturday, May 10: Sterling Forest Warblers

Friday, May 16: Biking & Birding: Prospect Park and Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

Saturday, May 17: Spring Migration on Randall's Island with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, May 17: Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs at Jamaica Bay

Saturday, May 17: Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise with American Littoral Society

Sunday, May 18: Nesting Peregrines and Red-tails of the Upper West Side, Manhattan

Thursday, May 22: Biking & Birding: Jamaica Bay

Saturday, May 31: The Birds of Woodlawn Cemetery

Saturday, May 31: Red Knots and Horseshoe Crabs at Jamaica Bay

Wednesday, June 4: The Breeding Birds of Doodletown Road, Rockland County, NY

Saturday, June 14: Birding by Canoe in Constitution Marsh

Saturday, June 21: The Parakeets of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn

 Tuesday, July 15: Twilight Bat and Insect Walks in Central Park with Paul Keim begins


 Ongoing Events

BIRDING FOR FAMILIES
Sundays, March 2-May 25, 10-11am
Guides: David Perry, 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. Learn as a family how to spot and identify our feathered neighbors in their natural surroundings. Binoculars can be borrowed from the Visitor Center. for weather cancellation information, call 212-860-1370. Limited to 20. Age 5 and up. Free

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK, MANHATTAN
Mondays, April 7-May 19, 8-9am
Thursdays, April 10-May 22, 5-6pm
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 diversity of birds that call Bryant Park home, as well as those that may stop by during migration. No limit. Free

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, April 5-August 30, 2014, 8-9:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon Naturalist
the Van Cortlandt Park Conservancy


Meet at Van Cortlandt Nature Center. Influential birders such as Roger Tory Peterson and Allan D. Cruickshank learned their craft on Van Cortlandt Park’s ecologically diverse grounds, and these walks celebrate the tradition set by them. Participants will look for resident and migrant species 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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