Free & Partner Walks

Free and Partner Walks

Free walks in Bryant Park with Naturalist Gabriel Willow are offered twice weekly during spring and fall migration seasons. Photo: NYC Audubon
Discover the surprising amount of birds and nature that can be found in our city by joining us on our free and partner walks. In recent years, we have expanded our offerings of free outings, partnering with organizations such as The Battery Conservancy, Outdoor Afro, and others to provide birding tours that are more laid-back and welcoming to birders of all skill levels and experiences.

Please do not attend NYC Audubon programs if you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms or have had recent contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. At this time, mask-wearing is encouraged but not required for vaccinated participants of our outdoor programs. If you are unvaccinated, please wear a mask throughout the event as a courtesy to your fellow participants and to our guides.
Saturday, January 1, 11am-1pm
Guide: Don Riepe
With American Littoral Society and Gateway National Recreation Area

Meet at The Chapel at Fort Tilden. Welcome in the New Year with a brisk mile-long hike along the beach. Look for loons, long-tailed ducks, and other winter visitors. At noon we'll try to signal another group across the harbor, so bring a small mirror if you have one! For more information, email No reservations necessary. No limit. Free
Monday, January 17, 2022, 3-4:30pm
Guide: Annie Barry

Meet the winter birds of Governors Island! Over 220 bird species have been spotted on the island, which provides excellent habitat all year round. Whether you’re an expert birder or a beginner, these tours will help you discover all of the bird life the island has to offer this winter. RSVP to reserve your spot, more detailed meeting information will be sent out to registrants prior to the event. Limited to 15. Free