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, February 17: SOLD OUT Winter Birding on the South Shore of Long Island

Wednesday, February 21st: Central Park Reservoir, Gulls and Waterfowl 101

Saturday, February 24th: Winter Thaw Bird Walk

Saturday, March 3rd: Winter Birds of the Barrier Island, LI

Saturday, March 3rd: Winter Walk at Inwood Hill Park

Sunday, March 4th: Intro to Birding, Bird Walk in Central Park

Sunday, March 11th: Winter Birds of Barnegat, NJ

Friday, March 16th: Central Park Winter Walk

Friday, March 16th: SOLD OUT Governors Island Winter Walk

Sunday, March 18th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Saturday, March 24th: The Sky-Dance of the Woodock

Saturday, March 24th: Early Spring Bird Walk at Jamaica Bay

Saturday, March 24th: SOLD OUT Winter Birds of Sandy Hook, NJ

Saturday, March 31st: The Sky-Dance of the Woodcock

Wednesday, April 4th: Beginning Birding Class Series

Saturday, April 7th: Spring Migration in Pelham Bay Park

Monday, April 9th: Birding by Ear in Central Park

Sunday, April 15th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Monday, April 16th: Nature Sketching for Better Birding

Monday, April 16th: Monday Evening Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Tuesday, April 17th: Tuesday Evening Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Wednesday, April 18th: Wednesday Evening Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Sunday, April 22nd: The Birds of Woodlawn Cemetery, the Bronx

Sunday, April 22nd: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Sunday, April 22nd: Birds and Plants, the New York Botanical Garden in Springtime

Wednesday, April 25th: SOLD OUT Wednesday Morning Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park 

Thursday, April 26th: SOLD OUT Thursday Morning Spring Migration Walk Series in Central Park

Friday, April 27th: Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park 

Saturday, April 28th: Afternoon Spring Walk at Inwood Hill Park

Saturday, April 28th: Spring Migration at Jamaica Bay

Sunday, April 29th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Spring Hike in the Greenbelt

Thursday, May 3rd: Birds, Technology, and Citizen Science: eBird Workshop

 Friday, May 4th: Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 4th: Introduction to Bird Song

Saturday, May 5th: Bird Walk in the North Woods, Central Park

Saturday, May 5th: Afternoon Spring Walk at Inwood Hill Park

Sunday, May 6th: Sterling Forest Warblers

Sunday, May 6th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Spring Migration at Freshkills Park

Sunday, May 6th: Spring Migration on Randall's Island

Friday, May 11th: Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Friday, May 11th: Spring Warblers

Saturday, May 12th: Prospect Park Bird Walk

Saturday, May 12th: Spring Migrants at Inwood Hill Park

Tuesday, May 15th: SOLD OUT Peak Migration Day at Alley Pond Park and Jamaica Bay

Friday, May 18th: Friday Morning Spring Migration Walk in Central Park

Saturday, May 19th: Nesting Peregrines and Red-tails of the Upper West Side

Sunday, May 20th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Spring Migration at Freshkills Park

Sunday, May 20th: Audubon Mural Project Tour

Sunday, May 27th: Jamaica Bay Sunset Cruise

Friday, June 1st: The Breeding Birds of Doodletown Road

Saturday, June 2nd: Breeding Birds of Jamaica Bay

Saturday, June 9th: Explore the Meadowlands by Pontoon Boat

Saturday, June 9th: Birding Gems of Staten Island: Clove Lakes Park

Sunday, June 17th: Birds and Plants, The NY Botanical Garden in the Springtime

Saturday, June 23rd: The Breeding Birds of the Hudson Highlands

Sunday, June 24th: The Parakeets of Green-Wood Cemetery

 

Ongoing Events

 

BIRDING AT WAVE HILL, THE BRONX
Sundays, February 11, and March 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)

 

BIRDING TOURS OF BRYANT PARK
Mondays, April 23-June 4, 8-9am
Thursdays, April 26-June 7, 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, April 23-May 21, 5:30pm-7pm
Wednesdays, April 25-May 23, 5:30pm-7pm
Fridays, April 27-May 25, 5:30pm-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. 

 

WATERFRONT BIRD WALK AT THE BATTERY, SOUTHERN TIP OF MANHATTAN
Tuesdays, April 24, May 1, May 8, and May 15, 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 info. No limit. Free.

 

QUEENS BOTANICAL GARDEN BIRD WALKS
Saturdays, April 28, May 19, and June 9, and Sundays, May 6 and 27, 9:30-10:30am
Guide: NYC Audubon
With Queens Botanical Garden
Explore Queens Botanical Garden in search of migrant songbirds and learn about the valuable 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 28-July 21, 8-9:30am
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 necessary. No limit. Free

 

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