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, April 22: Birds & Plants: The NY Botanical Garden in Springtime, The Bronx, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, April 23: The Birds of Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx, with Tod Winston and Joe McManus

Sunday, April 23: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Spring Hike in the Greenbelt, with Gabriel Willow

Wednesday, April 26: Wednesday Morning Spring Migration Walks in Central Park, with Joe Giunta

Thursday, April 27: Thursday Morning Spring Migration Walks in Central Park, with Joe Giunta

Friday, April 28: Spring Migration Morning Walk in Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, April 29: Afternoon Spring Walk at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, with Nadir Souirgi

Thursday, May 4: Bird Walk in the North Woods, with Tod Winston

Thursday, May 4: Birds, Technology, and Citizen Science: eBird Workshop, with Gabriel Willow

Friday, May 5: Spring Migration Morning Walk in Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Friday, May 5: Introduction to Bird Song, with Joe Giunta

Saturday, May 6: Sterling Forest Warblers, with Tod Winston and Don Riepe

Sunday, May 7: Spring Migration on Randall's Island, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, May 7: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Spring Migration at Freshkills Park, with Cliff Hagen

Tuesday, May 9: Peak Migration Day at Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay, with Joe Giunta

Thursday, May 11: Evening Bird Walk in the North Woods, with Kellye Rosenheim

Friday, May 12: Spring Migration Morning Walk in Central Park, with Gabriel Willow

Friday, May 12: Spring Warblers, with Joe Giunta

Saturday, May 13: Afternoon Spring Walk at Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, with Nadir Souirgi

Sunday, May 14: Jamaica Bay Migration Bird Walk

Saturday, May 20: Spring Migrants at Inwood Hill Park, with Annie Barry

Saturday, May 20: Birds & Plants: The NY Botanical Garden in Springtime, The Bronx, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, May 21: Nesting Peregrines and Red-Tails of the Upper West Side, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, May 27: Horseshoe Crab Festival

Sunday, May 28: The Breeding Birds of Jamaica Bay, with Tod Winston

Sunday, May 28: Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise

Thursday, June 1: The Breeding Birds of Doodletown Road, Rockland County, with Joe Giunta

Saturday, June 10: Birding Gems of Staten Island - Clove Lakes Park, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, June 11: Prospect Park Bird Walk, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, June 17: Explore the Meadowlands by Pontoon Boat, Secaucus, NJ, with Tod Winston

Saturday, June 17: Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, June 18: Prospect Park Bird Walk, with Gabriel Willow

Sunday, June 25: The Parakeets of Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, with Gabriel Willow

Saturday, July 8: Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands, with Gabriel Willow

Ongoing Events

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK
Mondays, April 10 – May 15, 8-9am
Thursdays, April 13 – May 18, 5-6pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Bryant Park Corporation
Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and 6th Avenue entrance to the park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays April 29, May 13, and June 3, and Sundays, May 7 and May 21, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Queens Botanical Garden
We are happy to announce a new series of spring migration bird walks in partnership with Queens Botanical Garden. Register for one date or the whole series of five free walks (walk-ins welcome!). Explore the Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable resources that the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Limited to 25. Appropriate for all ages. To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar. Free with Garden admission

 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, May 6-July 29, 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

 

THE BATTERY BIRD WALK WITH NYC AUDUBON
Tuesday, May 9, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy
Join us for a Bird Walk in The Battery with NYC Audubon! Explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flag Pole located at the entrance to the park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Free, RSVP preferred, visit http://tbcevents.eventbrite.com for more info.

 

BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, March 12, April 9, May 14, June 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)

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