Local Trips and Classes

[b]Central Park Birding[/b]Central Park Birding

Special Notice: NYC Audubon prides itself on connecting people to nature and conservation through engaging programming that brings together individuals united by a passion for wildlife and the outdoors. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we are approaching our mission to connect and unite with one another through an adjusted lens. After suspending most spring and summer in-person programming in accordance with state and federal government guidance, as of early September, we are offering free walks in select parks. See below for current offerings. (Read more about modified events due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)

Explore NYC Audubon's virtual programming offerings, designed to connect you with birds and bird conservation during this difficult time.

Upcoming Fall Trips & Classes

At this time, we are not able to offer our usual fall migration walks. However, certain free walks are available. Please check listings below, all walks require advance registration to comply with COVID-19 safety and contact tracing necessities.
Please sign up for our eGret newsletter in order to be notified of any changes to programming.

Gabriel Willow is offering the opportunity to book private walks during September: click here for details.

We ask that anyone registering for walks follow these guidelines:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth at all times
- Maintain a distance from other participants and the guide
- Refrain from sharing binoculars or other materials.
- Stay home when feeling sick.
- Contact the park hosting the program or NYC Audubon if you develop symptoms of COVID-19 after participating in a program. 


Ongoing Free Events 


PLEASE NOTE: All free walks require advanced registration to participate. We thank you for your understanding.


Birding Tours of Bryant Park
Mondays, September 7-September 28, 9-10am
Thursdays, September 10-October 1, 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 (Heiskell Plaza). Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. RSVP required. Limited to 12. Free

Click here to register


Fall Migration Bird Walks at The Battery
Tuesdays, September 8-September 29, 8-9am
Wednesdays, September 9-September 30, 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 required. Limited to 10. Free

Click here to register


Fall Bird Walks at Van Cortlandt Park, The Bronx
Saturdays, September 12-December 19, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With The Van Cortlandt Park Alliance
Meet at the Van Cortlandt Park Nature Center. Explore Van Cortlandt Park's ecologically diverse grounds and celebrate a long tradition of birding in the park. We will look for various resident and migratory bird species and discuss a wide range of avian topics. RSVP required. Limited to 10. Free

Click here to register


Book a Private Tour with Gabriel Willow

We are happy to offer the opportunity to schedule a private walk with Gabriel Willow. Gabriel will be offering walks in Prospect Park and Central Park during select dates and times. Individuals may book a private tour for their party, with a limit of 10 per group at a rate of $200 for two hours. Payment may be arranged directly with Gabriel Willow, but NYC Audubon is able to facilitate credit card payments for a $25 surcharge. All participants must follow the COVID guidelines outlined above.

  • Prospect Park walks are being offered at 8am, starting at Grand Army Plaza
  • Central Park walks are being offered at 5pm, starting at 72nd Street and Central Park West


By filling out the form linked below, you are requesting a timeslot. Gabriel will follow up to confirm your booking details.

Click here to request a private tour with Gabriel Willow







DMC Firewall is a Joomla Security extension!