Local Trips and Classes

[b]Central Park Birding[/b]Central Park Birding

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.
 


PLEASE NOTE: Spring and early summer walks will become available for member-only online registration Monday, February 24th at 9am. General online registration will open to the public on Monday, March 9th, at 9am. 

Upcoming Winter Trips & Classes - Click on each event title to learn more 
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Sunday, April 5: CANCELED Birding Gems of Staten Island - Spring Migration at Freshkills Park

Sunday, April 5: CANCELED Spring Migration in Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx

Monday, April 13: SOLD OUT Birding by Ear in Central Park

Monday, April 13: SOLD OUT Evening Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Tuesday, April 14: SOLD OUT Evening Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Wednesday, April 15: SOLD OUT Evening Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Thursday, April 16: Birds, Technology, and Citizen Science - eBird Workshop

Sunday, April 19th: CANCELED Spring Migration on Randall's Island

Wednesday, April 22: SOLD OUT Morning Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Thursday, April 23: SOLD OUT Morning Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Friday, April 24: CANCELED Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Saturday, April 25: CANCELED Birding Gems of Staten Island - Clove Lakes Park

Saturday, April 25: CANCELED An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, April 26: CANCELED Audubon Mural Project Tour

Sunday, April 26: CANCELED Birds & Plants - The NY Botanical Garden in the Springtime, The Bronx

Sunday, April 26: Woodcock Sky Dance Walk at Jamaica Bay

Friday, May 1: Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 1: SOLD OUT Introduction to Birdsong

Saturday, May 2: Spring Migrants at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Saturday, May 2: Spring Migration at Jamaica Bay

Sunday, May 3: The Birds of Woodlawn Cemetery, The Bronx

Thursday, May 7: SOLD OUT Dawn Birdsong in Central Park's North Woods

Friday, May 8: Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 8: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Friday, May 8: Spring Warblers

Saturday, May 9: Spring Walk at Inwood Hill Park

Sunday, May 10: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Tuesday, May 12: SOLD OUT Early Morning Birdsong in the Ramble

Tuesday, May 12: SOLD OUT Peak Migration Day at Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay

Thursday, May 14: SOLD OUT The Birds of Rockefeller State Preserve

Friday, May 15: Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Saturday, May 16: SOLD OUT Warblers of Sterling Forest, NY

Saturday, May 16: An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, May 17: Spring Walk at Inwood Hill Park

Friday, May 29: SOLD OUT The Breeding Birds of Doodletown Road

Saturday, May 30: SOLD OUT The Breeding Birds of Jamaica Bay

Saturday, May 30: An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Saturday, June 6: SOLD OUT Nesting Peregrines and Red-tails of the Upper West Side

Sunday, June 7: Birds & Plants - The NY Botanical Garden in the Springtime, The Bronx

Saturday, June 13: SOLD OUT Explore the NJ Meadowlands by Pontoon Boat

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

Saturday, June 20: SOLD OUT Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands, NY

Sunday, June 21: SOLD OUT Breeding Birds of Connecticut

Sunday, June 21: Audubon Mural Project Tour

 

Ongoing Free Events 

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PLEASE NOTE: All free walks have been canceled through the end of April until further notice. However, our partners' cancellation policies may differ, please be sure to check the walk series in question for more details. We hope that if you do choose to go out birding you take care of yourself and others by practicing proper social distancing protocols and follow government guidelines outlined here. Please stay safe and well!

PELHAM BAY PARK SPRING BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Please note: The walk scheduled for this Sunday, March 22nd, is canceled

Sundays, March 1-June 28, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Pelham Bay Park
Before May 24: Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot
May 24-June 28: Meet at Rodman's Neck Parking Lot
Join us to explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat attracts a great variety of spring migrants. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Please note: Wave Hill's grounds have been closed until further notice. Please check wavehill.org for updates.
Sundays, April 12, May 10, and June 14, 9:30-11:30am
With Wave Hill
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. Limited to 20. NYC Audubon members enjoy two-for-one admission (see www.wavehill.org for more information).  

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays, April 4, April 25, and May 16, 9:30-10:30am
Sunday, April 19, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the resources the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Register for one date or the whole series of five walks. (Walk-ins welcome.) To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar. Each walk limited to 25. Free (with Garden admission)

 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, April 18–June 14, 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 required. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING TOURS OF CENTRAL PARK'S NORTH WOODS,
Mondays, April 20–May 18, 5:30-7pm
Wednesdays, April 22–May 20, 5:30-7pm
Fridays, April 24–May 22, 5:30-7pm
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Meet at the 103rd Street and Central Park West entrance to the Park. Discover the serene northern part of Central Park during the height of songbird migration. Explore the Great Hill, Ravine, Pool, and more. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

THE BATTERY BIRD WALKS, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Tuesdays, April 21–May 19 8-9am
Wednesdays, April 22–May 20, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to Battery Park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and The Battery Conservancy to explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. RSVP preferred; visit tbcevents.eventbrite.com for more information. No limit. Free

 

DROP IN AND BIRD: MORNING BIRD WALKS IN CENTRAL PARK
Thursdays, April 23–May 21, 7:30-9am
Guide: Harry Maas
Meet at the park entrance at East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue, parkside. Join NYC Audubon for bird walks at the height of spring migration, in one of the world’s best birding spots. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK, MANHATTAN
Please note: All Bryant Park walks happening before May 13th have been canceled until further notice.

Mondays, April 27–June 1, 8-9am
Thursdays, April 23–June 4, 5-6pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Bryant Park Corporation
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance to Bryant Park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration required. No limit. Free

 

BIRD WALK AT CROTONA PARK, THE BRONX
Saturday, May 9, 9-10:30am
Guides: Shawn Cargil, NYC Audubon
With Crotona Park
Meet at 1700 Crotona Avenue (in front of the brown brick building). Join NYC Audubon and Crotona Park Administrator Shawn Cargil on an exploration of this little-known birding gem. With a water feature and plenty of habitat, Crotona Park is a great place to hunt for spring migrants. Contact 718-926-2084 for more information. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Saturday, May 16, 9-10:30am
Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at the Pier 1 park entrance at the intersection of Old Fulton Street and Furman Street. Join Heather Wolf, author of Birding at the Bridge, for a picturesque bird walk along the Brooklyn waterfront. We'll look for spring migrants including warblers, vireos, wrens, and more. Limited to 19. Free
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