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 free walks with Bryant Park, Van Cortlandt Park, and other NYC locations,
please click here.
 


PLEASE NOTE: Fall walks will become available for member-only online registration MONDAY, AUGUST 19th at 9am. General online registration will open to the public on Monday, September 2nd at 9am. 

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

Sunday, August 18th: SOLD OUT Croton Point Park

Friday, August 23rd: DATE CHANGE Shorebird Identification Workshop

Saturday, August 24th: SOLD OUT Shorebird Walk in Jamaica Bay

Sunday, August 25th: SOLD OUT Prospect Park Bird Walk

Saturday, August 31st: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Wednesday, September 4th: SOLD OUT Morning Fall Migration Walks in Central Park

Thursday, September 5th: SOLD OUT Morning Fall Migration Walks in Central Park

Friday, September 6th: SOLD OUT Fall Warblers Class

Saturday, September 7th: SOLD OUT Prospect Park Bird Walk

Monday, September 9th: Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park

Tuesday, September 10th: SOLD OUT Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park

Wednesday, September 11th: SOLD OUT Evening Fall Migration Walks in Central Park

Friday, September 13th: Friday Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park

Saturday, September 14th: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Clove Lakes Park

Saturday, September 14th: Fall Walk at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Sunday, September 15th: SOLD OUT Hook Mountain Hawk Watch

Sunday, September 15th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Tuesday, September 17th: Bird Walk in Central Park's North Woods

Saturday, September 21st: An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Saturday, September 28th: An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Saturday, October 5th: Birds (and Apples) of Sleepy Hollow, NY

Saturday, October 5th: An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, October 6th: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Freshkills Park

Sunday, October 6th: Intro to Birding - Bird Walk in Central Park

Thursday, October 10th: Raptor ID Workshop

Saturday, October 12th: Fall Migrants of Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Saturday, October 12th: Migration Along the Barrier Islands, Long Island

Saturday, October 12th: NYC Audubon Day at Hawk Mountain, PA

Saturday, October 12th: Fall Hawk Migration at Fort Tilden, Queens

Saturday, October 12th: An Afternoon Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, October 13th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Wednesday, October 16th: Beginning Birding

Saturday, October 19th: Raptor Trust and Great Swamp, NJ

Saturday, October 19th: Fall Walk at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan

Sunday, October 20th: Fall Migrants of Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx

Thursday, October 24th: Sparrow ID Workshop

Friday, October 25th: Friday Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park

Saturday, October 26th: Fall Migration on Randall's Island

Friday, November 1st: Friday Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park

Saturday, November 2nd: Ducks, Raptors, and More at Pelham Bay Bronx, the Bronx

Tuesday, November 5th: Bruce Beehler in Central Park

Saturday, November 9th: Hawk Mountain, PA

Sunday, November 10th: Snow Geese and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ

Sunday, November 10th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Saturday, November 16th: Winter Waterfowl Workshop at Jamaica Bay

Saturday, November 16th: Van Trip to the Winter Waterfowl Workshop at Jamaica Bay

Sunday, December 8th: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Freshkills Park

Sunday, December 8th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

 
 

Ongoing Free Events 

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SUMMER MIGRATION IN BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK WITH HEATHER WOLF
Sundays, August 18, September 7 and October 19, 9-10:30am

Guide: Heather Wolf
Meet at 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 in search of spring migrants. Visit www.nycaudubon.org/birding-bk-bridge to register. Limited to 19. Free

Click here to RSVP for August 18 walk 
Click here to RSVP for September 7 walk
Click here to RSVP for October 19 walk

 

GOVERNORS ISLAND BIRD WALKS
Saturdays, August 24, September 8, September 14, 2-3pm
Sundays, August 25th and September 28, 2-3pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
Meet at Nolan Park House 17 on Governors Island. Join us for a bird walk around beautiful and historic Governors Island, which boasts over 200 species on ebird.org. Learn about the island's fascinating history and search for waterbirds, raptors, waterfowl, and more. Binoculars are available. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

 DROP IN AND BIRD: MORNING BIRD WALKS IN CENTRAL PARK
Tuesdays, August 20-September 24, 7:30-9am
Guide: Harry Maas
Meet at the park entrance at East 79th Street and 5th Avenue, parkside. Start your day off right with bird walks at the height of Fall migration, in one of the best birding spots around. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

FALL MIGRATION BIRD WALKS AT THE BATTERY
Tuesdays, September 3-October 8, 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 to explore the migrating birds that find food and habitat on lower Manhattan's waterfront. RSVP preferred, visit tbcevents.eventbrite.com for more information. No limit. Free
 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, September 7 - November 23, 9-10:30am
Guides: NYC Audubon
With the Van Cortlandt Park Alliance

Meet at the southeast corner of the Mosholu Avenue Park entrance. 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.

 

PELHAM BAY PARK BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Sundays, September 8-December 8-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Pelham Bay Park
September 8th: Meet at Rodman's Neck Parking Lot
Sept 8th - Dec 10th: Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot
Join us to explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Come discover Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat that attracts a variety of spring migrants. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, September 8 and October 13, 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).

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK
Mondays, September 9-October 14, 8-9am
Thursdays, September 12-October 17, 5-6pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Bryant Park Corporation
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance to the Park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free 

 

BIRDING TOURS OF THE NORTH WOODS, CENTRAL PARK
Mondays, September 9-23, 5:30-7pm
Wednesdays, September 11-25, 5:30-7pm
Fridays, September 13-27, 5:30-7pm
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Meet at the 103rd Street and Central Park West entrance to the Park. Discover birding in the more serene northern part of Central Park during the height of songbird migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free 

 

RIVERSIDE PARK SUMMER ON HUDSON BIRD WALKS
Friday, September 13, 5:30-7pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Riverside Park Summer on the Hudson

Meet at the park entrance at 120th Street and Riverside Drive and explore Riverside Park on this family-friendly bird walk. Who knows what birds we'll discover while taking in views of the Hudson River. No limit. No registration. Free

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays September 14 and October 26, 9:30-10:30am
Sundays, October 6, October 20, and November 3, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: Corey Finger
With Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable resources that the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Register for one date or the whole series of five walks (walk-ins welcome). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar to register. Each walk limited to 25. Free (with Garden admission)

 

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park, Staten Island
Sunday, September 15, 11am-4pm
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Freshkills Park Alliance and NYC Parks & Recreation
At 2,200 acres, Freshkills Park is almost three times the size of Central Park and the largest park to be developed in New York City in over 100 years. It also has a significant history as the site of the former Fresh Kills Landfill. The landfill has been covered with layers of soil and infrastructure, and the site has become a place for wildlife, recreation, science, education, and art. Trails and paths normally off-limits to the public will be open on this day and offer views of the Park’s hills, creeks, and wildlife. Activities include guided bird walks, hiking, running, bike-riding, kayaking, free shuttle buses into the Park and to the top of a hill offering panoramic views of New York, and educational tours and displays. Visit www.freshkillspark.org for more information. No Limit. Free

 

 

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