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

Saturday, May 30: Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise, with Don Riepe and Mickey Cohen

Sunday, May 31: Spring Migration on Randall's Island, with Gabriel Willow

Thursday, June 4: The Breeding Birds of Doodletown Road, with Joe Giunta 

Saturday, June 6: Biking and Birding - Jamaica Bay, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, June 7: Spring Hike in the Greenbelt, Staten Island, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, June 7: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Hoffman and Swinburne Islands

Saturday, June 13: The Parakeets of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, June 14: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Brother Islands

Saturday, June 20: The Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands, NY, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, June 20: A Memorial to Jean Bourque: Nature of Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn

Sunday, June 21: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Jamaica Bay

Sunday, June 28: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Hoffman and Swinburne Islands

Sunday, July 5: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Jamaica Bay

Saturday, July 11: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Freshkills Park, with Cliff Hagen

Saturday, July 11: Prospect Park Bird Walk, Brooklyn, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, July 12: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Brother Islands

Tuesday, July 14: Twilight Bat and Insect Walk in Central Park, with Paul Keim

Sunday, July 19: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Hoffman and Swinburne Islands

Tuesday, July 21: Twilight Bat and Insect Walk in Central Park, with Paul Keim

Saturday, July 25: Croton Point Park, NY, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, July 26: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Brother Islands

Tuesday, July 28: Twilight Bat and Insect Walk in Central Park, with Paul Keim

Thursday, July 30: Shorebird Identification Workshop, with Joe Giunta

Sunday, August 2: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Jamaica Bay

Tuesday, August 4: Twilight Bat and Insect Walk in Central Park, with Paul Keim

Saturday, August 8: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Mount Loretto and Conference House State Park, with Cliff Hagen

Sunday, August 9: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Hoffman and Swinburne Islands

Tuesday, August 11: Twilight Bat and Insect Walk in Central park, with Paul Keim

Saturday, August 15: Shorebird Walk in Jamaica Bay, Queens, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, August 16: Sunset EcoCruise to the Harbor Heron Islands - Brother Islands

Saturday, August 22: Prospect Park Bird Walk, Brooklyn, with Gabriel Willow

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: Fall Migration Walks in Central Park II, with Joe Giunta

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

 

Ongoing Events

SUMMER BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX

Sundays, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 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)  

 

 VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX 

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

 

BIRDING BASICS FOR FAMILIES, CENTRAL PARK

Sundays, May 3–May 31, 10-11am
Guides: NYC Audubon, Conservancy Discovery Guides
Offered by the Central Park Conservancy

Meet at the Charles A. 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. For weather cancellation information, call 212-772-0288. Limited to 20. Age 5 and up. Free

 

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