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, Van Cortlandt Park, and other NYC locations,
please click here.

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

Saturday, December 9th: Winter Birds at Jamaica Bay

Thursday, December 14: Winter Waterfowl ID Workshop with Gabriel Willow

Friday, December 15: Central Park Winter Walk

Friday, December 15: Governors Island Winter Walk

Saturday, December 16: The Freshwater Ponds of Long Island's South Shore

Saturday, December 16: Winter Walk in Van Cortlandt Park

Tuesday, December 19: Central Park Reservoir, Gulls and Waterfowl 101

Monday, January 1st: New Year's Day Beach Walk, Fort Tilden, Queens

Saturday, January 6th: Intro to Birding, Bird Walk in Central Park

Saturday, January 6th: Winter Birding on the South Shore of Long Island

Saturday, January 6th: Jamaica Bay Winter Walk with Corey Finger

Saturday, January 6th: Randall's Island Winter Walk with Nadir Souirgi

Sunday, January 7th: Lower Manhattan Pocket Park Blitz

Sunday, January 7th: Winter Birds of DeKorte Park, NJ with Gabriel Willow

Friday, January 12th: Central Park Winter Walk

Friday, January 12th: Governors Island Winter Walk

Saturday, January 13th: SOLD OUT Snow Birds of Floyd Bennett Field and Fort Tilden, Queens I

Saturday, January 20th: Eagle Watch and Bird Walk at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Saturday, January 20th: Forest Park Feeder Watch and Owl Prowl

Saturday, January 20th: Snow Birds of Floyd Bennett Field and Fort Tilden, Queens II

Sunday, January 21st: DATE CHANGE Birding the Battery with Jacob Drucker

Sunday, January 21st: Winter Eagles on the Hudson

Sunday, January 28th: Duck Walk at Baisley Pond Park and Willow Lake Preserve, Queens 

Saturday, February 3rd: Winter Waterfowl of the Brooklyn Coast

Sunday, February 4th: Superb-Owl Sunday!

Sunday, February 4th: Soaring Raptors: SOLD OUT Eagles and Owls of the Hudson River Valley, NY

Friday, February 9th: Central Park Winter Walk

Friday, February 9th: Governors Island Winter Walk

Saturday, February 10th: Randall's Island Winter Walk

Saturday, February 10th: Winter Birds of DeKorte Park, NJ

Sunday, February 11th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Winter at Freshkills Park

Wednesday, February 21st: Central Park Reservoir, Gulls and Waterfowl 101

Saturday, February 24th: Winter Thaw Bird Walk

Saturday, March 3rd: Winter Birds of the Barrier Island, LI

Saturday, March 3rd: Winter Walk at Inwood Hill Park

Sunday, March 4th: Intro to Birding, Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, March 11th: Winter Birds of Barnegat, NJ

Friday, March 16th: Central Park Winter Walk

Friday, March 16th: Governors Island Winter Walk

Saturday, March 24th: Winter Birds of Sandy Hook, NJ

Wednesday, April 4th: Beginning Birding Class Series


Ongoing Events

Saturdays, September 2–November 25, 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 


Sundays, November 12, December 10, January 14, February 11, and March 11, 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)


Tuesdays, December 5, December 12, January 9, and January 16, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and a Battery to explore the diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on lower Manhattan's waterfront such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and gulls. Seals may also be seen. Free



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