Local Trips and Classes

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

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: Spring and early summer walks will become available for member-only online registration Monday, February 24th at 9am. General online registration will open to the public on Monday, March 9th, at 9am. 

Upcoming Winter Trips & Classes - Click on each event title to learn more 
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Ongoing Free Events 

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WATERFRONT BIRD WALK AT THE BATTERY, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Tuesday, February 25, 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 diverse wintering birds that find food and habitat on lower Manhattan's waterfront such as ducks, geese, loons, grebes, and gulls. Seals may also be seen. RSVP preferred, visit tbcevents.eventbrite.com for more information. No Limit. Free

 

DROP IN AND BIRD: MORNING BIRD WALKS IN CENTRAL PARK
Thursday, 27, 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 brisk winter birding in one of the best birding spots around. No registration necessary. No limit. Free 

 

PELHAM BAY PARK SPRING BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Sundays, March 1-June 28, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Pelham Bay Park
Before May 24: Meet at Orchard Beach Parking Lot
May 24-June 28: Meet at Rodman's Neck Parking Lot
Join us to explore some of the best birding NYC has to offer. Pelham Bay Park's diverse habitat attracts a great variety of spring migrants. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sunday, March 8, April 12, May 10, and June 14, 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).  

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays, April 4, April 25, and May 16, 9:30-10:30am
Sundays, March 29 and April 19, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Queens Botanical Garden

Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the resources the Garden offers birds and other wildlife. Binoculars available. Register for one date or the whole series of five walks. (Walk-ins welcome.) To register, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit www.queensbotanical.org/calendar. Each walk limited to 25. Free (with Garden admission)

 

VAN CORTLANDT BIRD WALKS, THE BRONX
Saturdays, April 18–June 14, 9-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
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 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, call 212-691-7483. No registration required. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING TOURS OF CENTRAL PARK'S NORTH WOODS,
Mondays, April 20–May 18, 5:30-7pm
Wednesdays, April 22–May 20, 5:30-7pm
Fridays, April 24–May 22, 5:30-7pm
Guide: Nadir Souirgi
Meet at the 103rd Street and Central Park West entrance to the Park. Discover the serene northern part of Central Park during the height of songbird migration. Explore the Great Hill, Ravine, Pool, and more. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

THE BATTERY BIRD WALKS, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Tuesdays, April 21–May 19 8-9am
Wednesdays, April 22–May 20, 8-9am
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With The Battery Conservancy

Meet at the Netherlands Memorial Flagpole located at the entrance to Battery Park on the corner of Broadway, Battery Place, and State Street. Join Gabriel Willow and The Battery Conservancy to explore the diversity of migrating birds that find food and habitat in The Battery. RSVP preferred; visit tbcevents.eventbrite.com for more information. No limit. Free

 

DROP IN AND BIRD: MORNING BIRD WALKS IN CENTRAL PARK
Thursdays, April 23–May 21, 7:30-9am
Guide: Harry Maas

Meet at the park entrance at East 79th Street and Fifth Avenue, parkside. Join NYC Audubon for bird walks at the height of spring migration, in one of the world’s best birding spots. No registration necessary. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK, MANHATTAN
Mondays, April 27–June 1, 8-9am
Thursdays, April 23–June 4, 5-6pm
Guide: Gabriel Willow
With Bryant Park Corporation

Meet at the Birding Tour sign at the 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue entrance to Bryant Park. Discover the surprising variety of birds that stop in Bryant Park during migration. No registration required. No limit. Free

 

BIRDING BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK
Saturday, May 16, 9-10:30am
Guide: Heather Wolf

Meet at the 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. We'll look for spring migrants including warblers, vireos, wrens, and more. Limited to 19. Free
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