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: Winter walks will become available for member-only online registration Monday, November 12th at 9am. General online registration will begin Monday, November 26th at 9am. 

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

Tuesday, October 16th: SOLD OUT Beginning Birding

Saturday, October 20th: SOLD OUT Raptor Trust and Great Swamp, NJ

Sunday, October 21st: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Freshkills Park

Sunday, October 21st: Jamaica Bay Raptorama

Saturday, October 27th: Morning Fall Migration Walk in Prospect Park

Sunday, October 28th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Fall Hike in the Greenbelt

Friday, November 2nd: Morning Fall Migration Walk in the North End, Central Park

Saturday, November 3rd: SOLD OUT Ducks, Raptors, and More at Pelham Bay Park, The Bronx

Sunday, November 11th: SOLD OUT Snow, Geese, and Tundra Swans of Brigantine, NJ

Sunday, November 11th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Saturday, November 17th: Winter Waterfowl Workshop, Jamaica Bay

Saturday, November 17th: Van Trip to the Winter Waterfowl Workshop

Sunday, December 2nd: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Freshkills Park

Sunday, December 9th: Audubon Mural Project Tour


Ongoing Free Events

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, September 1 - November 24, 9-10:30am
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.

 

FALL MIGRATION BIRD WALKS AT THE BATTERY, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Wednesdays, September 5-October  10  17, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
We've been seeing so many great birds on our weekly Bird Walks at The Battery series that we have decided to add one more walk this fall on Wednesday, October 17. 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, click here to register. No limit. Free


QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays September 8 and October 20, and Sundays, September 23, October 7 and 28, 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)

 

FALL BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, September 9, October 14, November 11, and December 9, 9:30-11:30am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
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 10-October 15, 8-9am
Thursdays, September 13-October 18, 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

 

BIRD WALK AT THE EVERGREENS CEMETERY, QUEENS
Sunday, October 21, 9am-10am
Guide: Corey Finger
With The Evergreens Cemetery
Meet inside the cemetery entrance at Bushwick Avenue and Conway Street. Join us for a family-friendly walk exploring the serene grounds of the cemetery as we keep an eye out for the variety of species that call The Evergreens home. Moderately strenuous with many hills and stairs. Click here to register. No limit. Free

 


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